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Therapy dog creatively cheers up patients

February 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A therapy dog is putting a smile on the faces of patients in a unique way.

A yellow Labrador named Teddy Bear wears a doggy camera on his head as part of the animal-assisted therapy program at a hospital in Edmonds, Washington.

His camera provides a unique angle, showing the joy a pet can provide. He also has a weekly dog cam tweet.

"He likes to share his tender loving care with patients and he snorts especially when he's happy," said Christi Dudzik, director of Swedish/Edmonds Therapy Pups.

"I had a really horrible morning, horrible news," said patient Janine Frazier. "He snorted and just makes you laugh."

Teddy Bear seems to enjoy the patients and also loves the kibble he gets for his work.