Napoleon and Rojo – A Hairy Couple Bringing Joy to the Sick

therapy llamas

Rojo and Napoleon are an interesting couple. One is a llama and the other is an alpaca and are they great friends. But that is not all that is unique about this pair. In fact, what is far more interesting is how they inspire people everywhere they go!

These two cool mammals mission is to bring joy to patients who have to spend a lot of time in the hospital. If you had ever heard of therapy dogs, you are are about to learn about therapy llamas and alpacas!  And they aren’t the only ones, as Laurie Gregory trains many other alpacas and llamas at Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas in Vancouver, Canada.

In this great video, you will see as the animals pay a little visit to a nursing home.

Additional Resources:

Topics for Discussion:

  • What makes Rojo and Napoleon so special to patients?
  • Have you ever met a therapy dog or animal?  How did it make you feel?

Take Action:

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

1 Comment on “Napoleon and Rojo – A Hairy Couple Bringing Joy to the Sick”

  1. Nancy Stutman

    What a sweet story. I still have a smile on my face. I’m forwarding it immediately to friends who take their therapy golden retriever to Chandler Hospital weekly. Thank you, Ryan, for sharing this inspiring story.

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