MYA - Mellow Yellow Animal
A Golden Retriever mix, she came into Gretchen’s life as a one-year-old. MYA’s loving and exceptionally sweet nature inspired Gretchen to take her to Kit Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Jackson), where her visits generated so much joy for both patients and canine that they decided to extended their reach to the PHUR (Pets Helping Us Recover) program at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Once accepted into the program, they went to Sacramento every other Sunday for several years, helping patients find respite from the tedium of long-term physical rehabilitation. Whenever MYA saw ‘her’ patients coming, she knew she was in for lots of petting, love, and perhaps, a chance to jump on the bed. It is impossible to say who enjoyed it more--MYA or the patients and nurses.