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    Randi Schroeder of Celestine and her miniature Australian shepherd Kaci visited with Scenic Hills Care Center resident Albert Elmer in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Schroeder, who has owned Australian shepherds since the early 1980s, takes her dogs across the county as therapy dogs. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Kathleen Raney received a kiss from 10-month-old Australian shepherd Koda during her regular weekly visit with dog handler Randi Schroeder of Celestine, right, and Kaci, another of Schroeder’s seven dogs, in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Randi Schroeder of Celestine played with two of her seven dogs, Koda, left, and Kaci while visiting Scenic Hills Care Center resident Vivian Flynn, right, in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Randi Schroeder of Celestine, left, handed over her miniature Australian shepherd Kaci to Scenic Hills Care Center resident Mary Lou Fritz while visiting the Ferdinand nursing home Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Kathleen Raney gave a big squeeze to Koda, a 10-month-old Australian shepherd owned by Randi Schroeder of Celestine, during a visit at the assisted care facility in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Kathleen Raney cuddled with Kaci, a miniature Australian shepherd owned by Randi Schroeder of Celestine, during the dog's weekly visit to the assisted care facility in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Tom Clingenpeel enjoyed some quailty time with Koda, a 10-month-old Australian shepherd owned by Randi Schroeder of Celestine, during the dog's weekly visit to the assisted living facility in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Ed Schilling received a wet greeting from Koda, a 10-month-old Australian shepherd owned by Randi Schroeder of Celestine, during the dog's weekly visit to the assisted living facility in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Scenic Hills Care Center resident Wallace Hartley received a warm and fuzzy greeting from Kaci, left, and Koda, Australian shepherds owned by Randi Schroeder of Celestine, during the dogs' weekly visit to the assisted living facility in Ferdinand on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald