It's a Dogs Life!

Home » Newsroom » It's a Dogs Life!

Upcoming events

Tarvin Bowling Club 2020 AGM
18th February 2020 7:30pm
Tarvin Methodist Church
Tarvin Civic Trust
18th February 2020 8:00pm
Edna Rose Room, Tarvin Comunity Centre
'Messy Friendship'
19th February 2020 10:30am
Tarvin Methodist Church
Tarvin Parish Council Meeting
24th February 2020 7:15pm
Edna Rose Room of Tarvin Community Centre

Latest news

Save the Family
Local Job Opportunity - Site Officer at Save the Family
Tarvin Webteam: Today
Gypsy Site
Gypsy and Traveller Sites in Tarvin
Tarvin Parish Council: Yesterday
Tarvin Imp
Tarvin Imp Brainteasers Week 14
Tarvin Webteam: Yesterday
WI Tree Planting Feb 2020 Img_0364
Tarvin WI Plant a Tree in Tarvin Community Woodland
Lyn Barry, Publicity Officer: Friday 14th Feb
FC Feb 2020 (2)
Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club
Margaret Dixon: Friday 14th Feb
COOP Tarvin (1)
Sunday deliveries to Tarvin Coop
Tarvin Webteam: Thursday 13th Feb
Tarvin Primary School
Tarvin Multi Acadamy Trust
Tarvin Webteam: Wednesday 12th Feb
THR  THS Girls Hockey Champions PhotoScan
Tarvin History Revealed - THS Girls Enjoy Championship First
Tarvin Webteam: Tuesday 11th Feb
leak
Water Leak in Tarvin
Tarvin Webteam: Tuesday 11th Feb
conservation area
Tarvin Conservation Area
Tarvin Parish Council: Monday 10th Feb
Hedgea54
Complaints about Overhanging Hedges
Tarvin Parish Council: Sunday 9th Feb
P1020887
St Andrews Women's Group - Report of February Meeting
Doreen De Cani: Sunday 9th Feb
Police Dogs
Volunteers Wanted To Check on the Welfare of Police Dogs
Tarvin Webteam: Saturday 8th Feb
Tarvin Imp
Tarvin Imp Brainteasers Week 13
Tarvin Webteam: Saturday 8th Feb

I have the privilege of being a P.A.T. dog.

Pictures Margaret 096


This stands for "Pets as Therapy", and I followed in the footsteps of my mother 3 years ago.

Once a week I go with my mistress to St Luke's Hospice in Winsford, and there I meet the wonderful staff, and also the patients, many of whom have had to leave their dogs at home, and because they are missing them, are pleased to see me.
Its great to be able to put a smile on their faces.

I go on different days each week, because I also meet day patients who are having a great time doing all sorts of things like painting , exercises and quizzes but they always have time to talk to me and give me biscuits.
This summer I spent a day at a park in Frodsham, where the police were showing the public how dogs played a part in the community, and also a very hot day at Tatton Park in a garden designed on behalf of the Hospice.

Kym

Editor's note.
The above story by a Tarvin resident sent me searching to find out some more about the P.A.T organisation. Animal lovers will now doubt relate to the following:-
Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983. It is a community based charity providing therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other establishments from volunteers with their pet dogs and cats.

Since its beginning over 28,000 dogs have become registered PAT dogs. Every year some of these wonderful dogs need to retire and new dogs, having first passed a health, temperament, and suitability assessment, join Pets As Therapy.

Today there are currently around 5000 active PAT visiting dogs and a smaller number of PAT cats at work in the UK. Every week visiting PAT teams bring comfort and companionship to 1,000's of people, both young and old, by giving them the opportunity to stroke, hold and talk to one of these calm and friendly dogs and cats.
The bedsides that are visited each year number a staggering half million

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

THR  THS Girls Hockey Champions PhotoScan
Tue 11 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 316

In February 1994, Tarporley High School fourth year girls ran out champions in the Chester & District Under 15 Indoor Girl's hockey tournament which was held at Christleton and contested by eight teams.In the semi-final Tarporley defeated the hosts 3 — 1 and in the final beat Queens 1 — 0. This was their first trophy win.The Team included Laura Menzies, 14, Rachel Burkhill-Howarth, 15...

Hedgea54
Sun 09 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 313

At the recent Parish Council meeting it was reported that Council had received several complaints regarding overgrown and overhanging hedges preventing local residents from walking past without stepping onto the road. The footpath along Holme Street on the A54 road is also a cycle route and cyclists were finding it difficult to cycle along that route due to some overgrown hedges. If you have...

Gypsy Site
Sat 15 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 287

Many of you will remember that Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) was intending to produce a Traveller Development Plan Document (TDPD). This could have had an impact on Tarvin, because land east of Tarporley Road had previously been identified as suitable for a permanent Gypsy/Traveller site, even though it is subject to a life-time tenancy. However, a decision by the...