Sam here…back from our big road trip. Boy, oh boy…was that something else! Remind me to NOT jones for another road trip for a while. Ok, we all know I’ll run out and stand next to the car every chance I get but still for some unknown reason wanting to go, go, go, I can never remember what it is that I don’t like about riding in the car specifically but I really don’t. What is wrong with me??
Any who…it’s that time again where the nice folks from pet therapy evaluate me
say nice things about me. But first, they had to check me out and make sure I was stable enough to continue to do therapy work. Stable enough? What does that mean?! I was beyond happy when mom pulled up in the hospital parking lot. I leapt with joy down the hall knowing I was gonna see my fur-iends and nurses there. My paws were crossed that the big hunk of a girlfriend, Truffles would be there so I could say hi and impress her…like I always do (heh, heh). And sure enough…she was there!!! Oh joy, be still my beating heart. <3
The visiting vet was so nice to me and gave me loads of treats as she was examining me. If I remember correctly her name was Dr. Roberts, but truthfully I was so excited she liked me that I kind of forgot and just gave her some “sugar” on her nose. Ooh, ooh, I love me some tasty treats.
My girlfriend Truffles pushed me out of the way a couple of times to get some of those tasty treats but that’s ok, she deserves lots of yummies and by golly if I can be the prince to get them for her, so much the better. Remember, I’m a gentleman when it comes to the ladies. The mere fact that she’s twice as big as me doesn’t have anything to do with it. So there. I think the vet really liked me though. What do you think?
She sure knew how to rub my ears just right and it was great being back at the hospital too. I pogo-sticked my way down the hall toward the volunteer’s office to meet her. Good thing there weren’t too many people around or mom would have been embarrassed to pieces. A couple of the nurses I especially like came by for snuggles and tail wags on their way to their shifts. I happily obliged them with both and a nice lean on their legs and they showered me with attention. It’s so good to be back. We took a leave of absence while my Omi was recovering from her illness. We’ll be visiting patients next week and I for one, can’t wait to bring smiles to everyone we’ll get to visit with then. Color me one lucky dog!
Live, love, bark! <3
20 thoughts on “A lucky dog”
NIce to be back doing what you love! I miss my therapy work but with puppies way to busy right now.
No kidding, can’t imagine talking care of the menagerie that you manage so artfully along with family and blog. You’re my inspiration! ღ
That looks like you got some good luvin’ there. I bet they were all so happy to see you. It’s nice to go away, but it’s always nicer to come home, IMHO!
All the folks that are associated with the program are simply wonderful; the fact that they seem genuinely fond of Sam is icing on our cake. ღ
Doesn’t it feel great to be home AND back to work? Enjoy, buddy.
Love and licks,
Cupcake…you have no idea! ღ
All that loving looks wonderful, Sam! You certainly deserve it after that long trip. *ear licks* Noodle
You got that right, Noodle. And I’m working the sympathy look for as long as I can. ღ
You are a rock star of therapy work! Glad you did ok on that long trip!
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
I haven’t left mom’s side since we got home…and expect to stick to her for the foreseeable future! ღ
Greeted like a returning king, and rightly so!
More like court jester, but that’s ok too. 😉
You do a job and you should get paid in treats.
Oh gosh, don’t tell Sam that, he’ll never do anything after the first treat! 😉
aaww – you are a lucky dog my friend and you know what is even brighter? The people that get to meet you everywhere in these facilities are lucky to meet you. You bring smiles and happiness to so many peeps….and anipals. XOXO – Bacon
Smiles to others, grey hairs for my mom [snicker, snicker] 😉
It’s great that you love your work! What a contribution you make! Truffles is way cute too. A big girl is a good thing, more to love. It’s so hard to be in a hospital, that it would be made that much easier by a cold nose and a lick.
You bet! I’m always impressed with Sam after a session. He gives it his all. 😉
I bet they all missed you Sam and are glad you are back too! Hope you enjoyed your vacation.
The vaca was mostly work but fascinating nonetheless. Still expect to see tall palms when I’m out walking Sam! 😉