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Toni Tennille poses with her Australian Shepherd therapy dog, "Smoky." The duo have been paying visits to Yavapai Regional Medical Center patients.

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Tennille, 'Smoky' bring new smiles; hospital patients get visits from pop music icon, her dog

When patients at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott receive a visit from a big, friendly Australian Shepherd therapy dog, they don't often notice that on the other end of the lead is '70s pop music icon Toni Tennille.Singer Tennille and her husband, keyboard artist Daryl Dragon, together made up the Grammy-winning duo Captain and Tennille, earning five gold albums, six gold singles, two platinum albums and one platinum single.