Greetings, uprights. Sam here. 🎶Hi-ho, hi-ho🎵 it’s off to work I go for the next couple of days. We’ve had some pretty good weather (as long as you don’t count the hail storm that shredded leaves everywhere) but now the temps are going up-up-up. By Thursday, it should be about 101 so it will be nice being inside in air-conditioned conditions spreading my tail-wagging wellness with patients.
Here’s hoping you have a great week. We’ll try to stay caught up with you in between our shifts. But now, like a certain group of little dwarves, it’s off to work I go. Hmm, why can’t I whistle?
Live, love, bark! 🐾
66 thoughts on “And We’re Off”
Awesome photo, have fun at work.
You would brighten anyone’s day but especially folks in the hospital. ♥ Thank you for volunteering.
You’re too kind. We love bringing smiles to peeps, be they patients or staff.
Sam, that does sound like a pawfect work situation & you look pawfectly ready.
HuMom’s whistle is wooftastic but I can muster up a mean whistle yawn 😉💜🐾
I am enjyoing the last week of cool weather. By the end of next week, the intense heat will have made its way here…not looking forward.
It’s in the triple digits today with single digit humidity. Think walking into a pizza oven. 😲
They are so lucky to have you, Sam!!
Aww shucks, Jodi. I’m blushing.
Have a good week! I’m glad you’re feeling better, Sam! Hope Mom is too!
Here’s hoping you have a super week. After our visit today Sam will swing by the vets to get checked out. Still not close to being over his colitis episode. Poor baby.🤢And yet he gives everyone the best therapy. He’s amazing.
Bless his sweet, puppy-dog heart. ❤️ Is poor Sam feeling better today?
He’s still under the weather, I took him to the vet yesterday. Waiting for the Metronidazole to fully kick in.
Poor baby! Give him hugs and kisses for me.
Delivered with returned grateful tail wags.
You have a very important job and you do it so well. Glad you can enjoy the air conditioning
Hazel & Mabel
Don’t work too hard, and have some fun. The heat is back here too and they say it is only going to get hotter and hotter all week!!! Where is our snow???
Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber
Snow? What is that?! We sure didn’t get any over the winter. 😔
We bet you are making the day of every single person you meet, Sam – patient, employee, or visitor.
We sure hope they feel better. It’s always a good feeling making someone smile. Even for just a moment.
Nice hat, Sam! Enjoy the time off, stay cool, and make sure Mom gives you plenty of liquid refreshments of your choosing.
Thanks, I’m just a healer at heart. On a day like today (it’s 97 currently), cold water is the beverage of choice!
But Mom says you also enjoy beer!
Who doesn’t? LOL
That a way!
Your volunteer scarf is super, Sam. Here’s to a great week of “therapizing.”
Thanks. You should see my official badge and business cards. They probably don’t know my mom’s name but they give us dogs business cards!
Oh, wow. I had to get Lexi’s business cards myself. The kids loved getting them, and so did a lot of the grown ups.
I love it when especially when those ‘big kids’ ask for a card saying they want one to add to their collection. Cracks me up. If it makes them happy and thereby heal sooner, I’ll all too happy to provide an adult with one. 😍
Thanks for all the good work you do…maybe you could hum instead of whistle?? 😉
Jakey, Arty & Rosy
You know, that would be a pretty cool trick too!
You’ll spread cheer wherever you go. Have some great shifts bringing happiness.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your peeps. ♥
Thanks. So far we’ve visited some pawsome peeps!
We love your cap and all the good work you do.
Sam, you make everybody feel better, even without whistling. I would love to touch your soft ears, put my cheek to it, so healing ears.
He does have the softest fur I’ve ever seen in a poodle. And with his coloring, he’s like a big floofy dandelion. And I know he’d love to met you, Kosmo!
good boy! 101 is too damn hot! While you work, I’ll be frying eggs on the sidewalk
Eggs? I’ll be right there to snoopervise. 🍳
Have a fantastic week, Sam. Tell me, though, when are you going to start training your lovely sister to go with you?
It would be nice having a hospital budding but mom’s not sure about Elsa. She’s still a little too nervous around sudden noises.
Hail storm? We birds call that a flak attack. Dangerous.
Aww, thanks for the kind words. We mustn’t say it too loud though, he’ll get an inflated image of himself. 😁
That modest, humble chap…yes…you could be right!
Happy cheering up the patients.
Thanks, we hope to make peeps smile.
Sam what a cutie you are!!!! Hoping you and your Mom stay cool (at least part of your scorching temps are headed our way starting Thursday 🙁 we are going to be 97 on Saturday….UGH!!) Thank you for all of the good that you do for so many! We love you!
Many thanks, Dakota & Cody. We think summer is more than here now. 😕
Have a great week at work!
We’ll give it the ole poodle shot!
Go spread your love Sam. It’s been hot here at The Golden K too. High nineties and fire season has started early this year. Please send some of your positive vibes to NorCal fire fighters.
We are sending oodles of poodles best vibes to fire fighters everywhere. The fires are really bad here too. It’s so dry and now a new heat wave starts. Ugh.
You do such a wonderful work, Sam. Way to go!
Many thanks. I try to bring everyone a little joy.
I think you bring more than just a little joy!
Aww, shucks. Thank you!
Wishing you a great time bringing smiles to many! <3
have a super week Sam… and I bet you will become da best worker of da month… or da year… or wait… of da century ;O)
Why that’s very nice of you to say. Mom says I shouldn’t let your nice comment go to my head though. 😍
Such great work you do, Sam. Enjoy those air conditioned conditions. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Too bad about not being able to whistle. 😉
Thanks. Yes, I’m very bummed about not it. Is that normal that a dog can’t whistle?
I don’t know. Perhaps you could try. In the famous words of Lauren Bacall, “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve (or Sam)? You just put your lips together and… blow.”
Hmm, I’ll give it a try. Now wouldn’t that be a good trick to show patients? 😁
It sure would. They would be very impressed!