I just be. Sitting, allowing the moment to exist.
My interactions are mellow, as I use my eyes and soft voice to communicate. Most of my volunteer time is spent with the elderly or children who are sick, and in some cases passing from this earth. They generally want the same things from me, to touch me and for me to stay with them. Not to pet me as much as to touch me. They place their hand on me and will move their fingers back and forth, but normally they touch me; and we can stay connected like this for quite some time.
It is in these moments that the people I visit become relaxed and have a venue to be free of their bodily discomfort. These interactions allow the mind to free itself from the body, separate what is from what is not. Momma says that if I sit with someone all day, and if for only a brief moment they float free, than it was worth our time. I agree with this.
So, what I do on my visits is not all that unique. It is what all animals do for humans....allow them to, well, just be.