Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules.
Staff turned a blind eye to the “no pets allowed” rule at the Santa Maria University Hospital in southern Brazil to permit a very special visitor: a poodle named Pink.
Eighty-year-old widow Maria Teresinha Prieto Flores, known as Tetê, had spent the last eight years living alone with Pink.
“They were inseparable. Often she would stay at home and refuse to go to places where Pink wasn’t allowed.”
When she was admitted to the hospital in December, within the final stages of terminal lung cancer, she confided in a hospital social worker that she missed Pink.
Her dying wish: one final cuddle with her dog.
Her carers pleaded Tetê’s case to hospital administrators, who gave “unprecedented authorization” for Pink to visit her owner — on the condition that the dog’s vaccinations were up to date andRead More »from Brazilian hospital breaks the rules, lets dog visit dying owner