Thursday, February 18, 2010
Getting a dog was the best thing I ever did....EVER.
I'd like to start off by thanking everyone for their heartfelt support of Hana's passing. I'm sure Priscilla and her family really appreciated the support. You guys are so amazing. Give yourselves a big hug from Josie and myself. You just learned your first lesson about Pet Therapy. ;-) Although, you've all been doing it all along, just via the computer. I guess we can call it 'Puter Therapy. Big Hugz to all of you!
It's been a crazy couple of days. Sorry it's taken me a couple of days to write. Josie and I have been really busy with our hospital visits. We went on Tuesday and found out that Joe passed away late Saturday night. I'm glad we got to visit him on Saturday. (Re Post: Happy Valentine's Day) Hopefully it made him more peaceful and able to cross over more easily. You know, I never found out his last name, but I am going to inquire at the hospital, so Josie and I can send the family a card. I had a wonderful talk with them during our visit. (Sigh)
And we have been visiting with John and Gertrude all week. John has been having a very rough week. He has finally been transferred from Respiratory to Oncology, which, in a way, is good. The rooms are newer and all of the rooms are single rooms. And when Gert spends the night, the chair is much more comfortable for her. Weird, how the little things mean so much. The love between the two of them is incredible. And they look forward to Josie's (or our) visits every day, except for the occasional day off. I feel really special to be a part of their lives. And I truly believe that Josie is part of the reason John has made it this long. And will make it longer. He will get better. Gert admitted to me yesterday that she never expected him to come home from the hospital in January, but he did. I just held her hand and told her to be strong and that he was going to pull through this.
My life has completely changed the day I adopted Josie. April 1, 2007. I've done a lot of things in my life. Made a lot of mistakes. Done a lot of good things. But nothing compares to that day. That day was the best day ever! It was the day that changed my life forever. It is because of Josie that I am now giving of myself unconditionally and with her and through her I am able to give more love to complete strangers and help people in ways I've never thought possible. Although, after one visit, they are not strangers anymore. They are friends. We have bonded. And there's a connection and love. That's why, getting a dog was the best thing I ever did! EVER!
BTW, the photo above is of Josie waving good-bye to a patient. She always waves good-bye when we leave a patient's room or say good-bye to someone. I know...she's a cutie!!!
Dogma Thought of the Day:
Be wise, even if someone you love hurts you, stick by them.
They'll come to their senses.
You be the smart one.
Much Love! Woof Soon!