Margo in Radiology

Apr 30, 2021 / Spotlight

Meet Margo - Our Facility Dog

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children?  
I am a facility dog at the Dallas campus.  
 
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
I really enjoy being able to make our patients smile.
 
What are some of your hobbies?
I love being in the water – swimming pools and lakes are so much fun! I also love being outdoors and going on hikes.
 
Where do you spend most of your time during the day? 
I get to spend most of my time in the Radiology department as well as in the inpatinet unit. 
 
What brought you to Scottish Rite?
I was born at and trained by a non-profit organization called Canine Assistants. They are dedicated to educating people and dogs so they may enhance the lives of one another.

What is your daily routine? 
6:30 a.m. – Time to wake up! Breakfast is my favorite part of the day. After I eat, I get to play in the backyard with my sister, Willow. Willow is a 1-year-old Australian Cattle and black lab mix. We love to run and play together.
 
8:00 a.m. – Hop in the car and drive to work. My job is the best!
 
8:30 a.m. – A groomer comes to Scottish Rite every week to give me a bath. It is important that I get a weekly bath so I can stay super clean for all my friends that I get to see at work.
 
9:30 a.m. – I spend most of my morning helping kids face their fears or get through the hard parts of their day. Sometimes, I help by giving comfort during a procedure. I also help motivate them to get moving after a surgery by going outside with them.
 
12:00 p.m. – It is important that I have time to rest so I can have plenty of energy to see my afternoon patients.
 
12:30 p.m. – I get to go on a walk every day after I wake up from my nap. I am lucky that I get to spend time in such a beautiful park.
 
1:00 p.m. – Time to spread more smiles and warm some hearts. I love being with kids to help normalize being in a hospital. I sometimes feel like when a patient is petting me, they can forget about whatever was making them feel scared.
 
4:30 p.m. – At the end of my day, I love getting to take a nap in the car on the way home. This way I am well rested and have lots of energy to play in the backyard with Willow.
 
5:30 p.m. – I’m hungry again and get to eat dinner.
 
6:00 p.m. – At home, my service vest is off, and I get to relax and play. I love when I get to go on another walk!  
 
10:00 p.m. – It was such a long day and I am ready to go dream about chasing squirrels. I am so excited that I get to wake up and do this all again tomorrow!
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