Remembering Ralph Lauren, First Sit...Stay...PLAY! Facility Dog
Ralph helped begin the Sit…Stay…PLAY! program in 2014, along with our current facility dog and his sister Chanel.
Katie Campbell, manager, Child Life, was one of Ralph's handlers while he was at Cook Children's from 2014 to 2019. She shared the following words about him:
"It is hard to imagine a world without Ralph. When we first met, I would never have guessed what he and Chanel would begin at Cook Children’s. Ralph was full of personality, charm, and love. He was a performer and loved to entertain. He loved his work and made a difference to so many patients, families, and staff members. He opened the door to what was possible for a doggo in a hospital.
Whether in the halls of the hospital, the playground, or at camp: Ralph was always busy making someone’s day better and/or providing comfort at just the right time. Ralph was the best Bingo player and rarely lost a popsicle eating contest. He may have also escaped the grooming truck, gently stolen a donut hole from a toddler, mistaken the turf at Bed Pan Open for an indoor dog park, and many other choices that he should have thought through a smidge more but he was just living his best life.
Thank you, Ralph. Well done, buddy. You made a difference to so many."