Sitting on a pink polka blanket with pink bows tied around her ears, Pebbles the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel brightens up the day of a patient at the Arbors at Fairmont nursing home.
“I always had a dog,” said Max — who preferred that his last name not be used — to Pebbles’ human, Sharon Spevock.
He motioned to a photo near his bed. “That’s my Murphy. He lived to be 17.”
Pebbles and Spevock visit the Arbors once a month and also make the rounds at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.