Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday's News

We can't believe the Olympics is over. Mama wanted to be more active, but there has been lots of family stuff going on.

We celebrated our Grandpa's birthday not to long ago. He's visiting from Florida for the summer and we are so glad to spend time with him. For someone who hasn't spent much time with dogs, he truly has taken to his doggy grandkids. Mom and Dad are often surprised that we have charmed them so much.

On a sadder note, we went to visit one of our favorite relatives at the hospice center. Katy has never been to a nursing facitity before and she was so brave. All of you would have been so proud of her. She even let two older ladies pet her as she was leaving. She spent most of the time at the end of the bed guarding against intrustions. She really couldn't grasp the purpose for the visit. Bailey has had nursing home experience. He spent a good bit of time visiting my grandmother when she was staying in one. However, he is much closer to the person who is there now and you could tell it was troubling him when he realized who it was and where she was and he hopped up on the bed and snuggled with her for most of the visit. It was hard not to cry when you realized how much he understood. Bailey slept most of the afternoon away when he got home.

We thank everyone for raising our spirits during the Olympics. We enjoyed all the events.


  1. Oh, I am sorry about all this. We are thinking about you.

  2. Bailey is a good boy -- he must have lifted your relatives spirits by cuddling in bed with them. And that's great that Katy let people pet her -- way to go Katy.

  3. Sad to hear about the hospice. We wish your relative peace. Have a great Monday and so glad you enjoyed the Olympics.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. WE are sorry to hear about your relative in Hospice. We are glad that Katy was able to bring some comfort

    urban hounds

  5. We wish you strenght during these troubling times. Know the pups helped others.

  6. I am so sorry to hear that you have someone in Hospice. I know that having two furry visitors must have been a REAL Spirit Booster.
    I am really glad that the Olympics were a bright point in your days. THAT is what it is ALL ABOUT. Hearing something like this.. makes EVERYTHINGY WORTHWHILE!!!

  7. So sorry to hear about your favourite relative isn't feeling well. We send our hugs to all of you and your relatives!

    Glad that Bailey and Katy are well and they are doing a great job too!

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your favorite relative. How sweet that Bailey got right up and cuddled. Our thoughts are with you.

  9. I'm very sorry to hear that one of your favorite relatives are in hospice. It's wonderful that you were both able to go visit them and bring them a little love.

  10. I am so deeply sorry. It is amazing how much animals pick up on. Poor Bailey....I would have cried had i been there. Kudos to Katy for being so brave!!
    I am glad that at least you are able to have some joy with the doggies Grandpa!

  11. Just stopped by to say hello. WE are so sorry your loved one is in hospice. When angel Samantha was about 3 years old Mommy and her Aunt Annie went to visit a cousin in a nursing home, They were going to take turns staying outside with Samantha but the direc0or came out and said to bring her in to visot. OMD!! Samantha loved it and so Mommy & Samantha starting visiting the residents all the time.
    It was so nice to see their smiles whenever Samatha came trotting up the entry way. They'd be lined up waiting for puppym kisses. Good job Katy.



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