Dizzy was my faithful friend and loyal companion for seven years. From the very first day he arrived at my home, by adoption through the Grateful Greyhounds rescue group, I knew he was special. He arrived with a floppy ear , an injured front paw, an amazing willingness to learn, and a fabulous and friendly personality. As the canine half of a Therapy Team, Dizzy met thousands of people during the course of his life and provided many benefits to them. As the human half of the team, I witnessed the positive benefits of his presence on the people we visited. The atmosphere is an entire room could change when Dizzy entered. He would be greeted with smiles and arms were outstretched to touch him. His presence stimulated the telling of stories and the recalling of memories, questions would be asked, faces and bodies would relax, pain or problems would melt away for a bit of time, and he provided an opportunity for loving, physical contact. His untimely and unexpected death was a loss for many people and he will be remembered by everyone who met him. I was blessed and I am thankful to have had Dizzy in my life. We will be together again at the Rainbow Bridge.