Magic Grooming Dust

Sooo, remember how we said we’re doing visits this week at the hospital. Sam here. And you know what that means? NURSES!!! Woo-hoo. Er…I mean seeing patients. Yeah, I love everyone I get to visit with but I especially love my nurse friends. They make the preparations tolerable.

H.E.L.P. me

First of course there’s that water torture thing. I just don’t get why we have to do this every time we go to the hospital. I mean, the nurses would love me even if I didn’t smell like a million bucks and was hospital clean. *Dog sigh* Mom keeps telling me it’s a regulation and we have to do it but that she’ll sprinkle some feel good magic dust on before she starts the second part of the torture getting ready. The haircut. Not a fan.

Well I don’t know what happened but she sprinkled the stuff all over me and nothing. I mean NOTHING. I think her bottle is expired and well past it’s “Best by Date” frankly. How in the world do you not have magic dust that works when you’re constantly going to woo the nurses visit patients. Sheesh woman! I got a reputation to live up to, don’t ya know?

Well…so there I was, a near drowned rat, expired magic dust and a smirking mom. Oh brother. The shame and humility of it all. With my sister making fun of me, to boot from the other room. Hey…how’s about I take a big dump down one of the empty hospital corridors where administrative offices are located to embarrass you? Oh wait, yeah, I did do that once. Not sure what caused that. I suspect foul play or another batch of bad/expired magic dust. Anyway, that’s a story for another time, woman.

We went to West Pines yesterday and thank goodness everyone there seemed to know I needed extra attention and ear scratches for enduring all the horrible torture. We visited with a guy named Bob who wouldn’t talk to anyone but he talked and smiled broadly with me. Another guy named Chris came by and told me stories about his Pomeranian/Pekingese mix dog. It sounded like she was a sweetie but not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Whaddu mean mom, saying he could have been referring to me? Not funny! Didn’t I perform my one and only trick of licking my chops for a treat, on command. With tongue on both sides even and one more time just to impress everyone? All on command? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Man, are all your pawrents as demanding as my mom? And as forgetful about how utterly adorable you are accommodating them? Jeez.

We did visit with loads of patients and let them hug me, rub my ears and I made them smile. Even the staff was thrilled to see me. Seems I’m a hit with nurses AND mental health care providers. Good thing too, since my mom can’t seem to deliver on the magic dust to take away the dog grooming blues.

We’re going back today to see more patients at the Senior Behavioral Health floor and also visit with people over at hospice. Wish me luck with the nurses patients! My mom has been working on the annual calendar to fund our pet therapy program that will go on sale next week. She found all the famous author monthly quotes for it (there’s even one in there who we all know and love, M.K. Clinton from Barking from the Bayou) and added all the howlidays for 2018. She will review the proofs this weekend. Word has it I’m a centerfold in one of the Spring months and was also captured showing off my dogtor skills in the lobby with my mom and a patient. We’ll keep you posted. Friday is our fur-iend Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny’s annual pirate party. Hope to see you there, mateys!

Live, love, bark! ❤︎

26 thoughts on “Magic Grooming Dust

  1. Yikes, a bath with real water?!?! We’re proud of you for doing such important therapy work. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. That sucks about the expired magic dust!!! I know all too well about the water torture!! It takes the fun out of a great muddy day outdoors!!! Glad that you got lots of attention at the hospital though!!

  3. I wonder why the regulations demand that you have a bath…considering all the peculiar smells and so on in health facilities a good honest smell of dog would go down a treat.
    Sill kudos to you for putting up with it in order to wow your public.

  4. Oh no not the water torture!!! I hate that one.. and for some strange reason it always gets rid of my great Morrie smell…
    But I’m glad they loved your magic fur and gave you lots of cuddles!!
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie 🙂

  5. I’m not really sure I understand the need for the water torture ritual, I mean, it’s not like you are stinky or smelly, right? I’m sorry your mom dissed you on that magic dust, but it sounds like the peeps at West Pines really needed to see you.

  6. It seems like the magic dust was released from above the hospital door as you stepped through.Then you could spread your special brand of happiness to everyone, as you do so well.

  7. So nice to to get to know you, Sam. You are a great dogtor, I think it is a great profession, you meet all kinds of people, you talk with them, and of course all the nurses give you kisses, thousands of kisses. You have a meaningfull live, Sam!
    Kosmo,
    a cat in faraway Finland.

  8. Nothing wrong with a whiff of genuine dog funk, Sam. It’s just part of the eco, all natural, earthy lifestyle. Looking forward to your centerfold; it could be the start of a whole new career in Hollywood. Don’t forget us when you become a famous male model like a doggie Zoolander. Oh, and tell your Mom to watch the use of ” Senior Behavioral Health ” phrase – it sounds too much like something the AJF would accuse me of lacking.

  9. Man, I don’t blame you, Sam. I hate having to take a bath before I go anywhere either. It’s that musky au naturale odor that the chicks, I mean nurses really dig anyway, you know?

  10. Sam I’m with you… why they take water instead champagne eggs-tra dry? but I’m glad that all people loved your magic fur and they gave you lots of cuddles and kisses… that’s a good reward for that wet effort…

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