Since we've been living part-time (half-time?) at the hospital for the last six months, Ruby has made a lot of friends here: doctors, techs, nurses, security, administration....she doesn't discriminate. But someone sure to always get more than a wave from Ruby is Morris.
So to switch gears, Ruby also loves the badges everyone wears. When a nurse or doctor comes in and checks Ruby, she always, ALWAYS, grabs for their badge, phone, and stethoscope (usually in that order). Some of the nurses and I joke that she likes to check every one's credentials before she lets them examine her. And just this week as Ruby and I were making our rounds on the unit (which includes slipping out the back door and utilizing the loooong hallway separating Aflac from the rest of the hospital), Ruby showed me that she knows the badges have power. We approached the door to re-enter Aflac and she moved close to the wall and lifted the front of her shirt towards the scanner. (The door can be automatically opened with a badge; otherwise you have to push it open, which we have to do.)
Back to Morris: one of our favorite nurses mentioned to him that he needed to make Ruby a badge because she checks every one's. Add that little story about her and the door and voila - tonight he presented her with her very own badge.