FEATURE | Posted Dec. 30, 2015

Snoopy spreads cheer at UC Davis Children's Hospital

The young smiling faces say it all

Snoopy, the world-famous pet popularly known from The Peanuts comic strip, brought smiles to a playroom crowded with patients and their family members at UC Davis Children's Hospital on Monday afternoon.

The white beagle greeted and hugged the children and posed for photographs. With the help of UC Davis Child Life specialists, the children also worked on an art project, painting and trying on dog ears made of construction paper.

Eliana Fleming, 5, and younger sister Lily, were surprised by Snoopy’s visit and enjoyed feeling his fur and ears.

"It was fun seeing Snoopy, he's so fluffy and he's so nice!" Eliana said.

The children’s father said Lily had received life-saving treatment at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for high sodium levels in her blood and that she was doing well.

"As a parent with a 19-month old in the ICU for nearly 11 days, it was a welcome relief to watch my baby and her sister so happy to see and meet a fun and familiar face when Snoopy arrived,” Fleming said.

“Thank you to the hospital staff who made this and the craft time available to us. It makes a huge difference," he said.