Makes me proud to be a greyhound when I see stories like this one in the Birmingham Mail about a greyhound called Chicken who is brightening the lives of older folk in a care home.
No-one knows why he's called Chicken apparently, but like me he looked very sad as he waited in kennels at the Blue Cross animal adoption centre in Bromsgrove for a new home.
But now that he's out and about he's a happy chap and making others smile too.
Home manager Margaret Hook told the Birmingham Mail that his presence is highly therapeutic for the 60 residents.
"He will just sit there and they make a fuss over him and they love it. Some of the residents remember their own pets and they start talking about their lives. It helps bring them out of themselves."
The Girl Of The House is having a lovely birthday and asked me to say thank you for all your kind wishes. She would send you all some cake if she could but perhaps you can enjoy it virtually instead. I'll just get the Man Of The House to cut you a slice........