SINGING TO ANIMALS: Members of the Creature Comfort Choir sang to an elderly collie named Neva during a rehearsal last week in Woodacre. The choir, which started a couple months ago, sings to animals as a form of easing suffering, whether they are terminally ill or struggling physically or mentally. David Briggs

The paw of a 13-year-old sleeping collie named Neva started twitching last Tuesday evening—a telltale sign of dreaming—as a small group circling her sang a cappella. 

“She’s running. She doesn’t run so much anymore,” said Neva’s owner, Veronica Kleinberg, a Woodacre artist. The group was the Creature Comfort Choir . . .