Josie smiling

Josie smiling
One ear up and one ear trademark look

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Delivery From My BFF Remington!!

I think for once in my life I'm really speechless. Or is that Woofless. My mom and I came home Friday from our Pediatrics visit (which went very well BTW), and we run into the kitchen and there's this nice sized package from Remington.

Now, I know Remington is all head over tails over his new girlfriend Star, who is the cutest little thing, so I am so delighted that he had taken the time to send me and my new little brother Blues some new "Happy Spring Toys!". What a true friend you are Remington! Paws up to you! Woof! Imagine our delight after a very long week.

We love you so much Remington. We can't wait to put together a Summer package for you!!!

Now my mom went nuts taking pictures, then she had to decide which ones to post. I think we narrowed it down to about 23. Sorry it took so long to post, but just enjoy them. They are priceless and just tell the whole story of the night. From package to bedtime.

As you can see, Blues was the first to get the toys out of the bag, then wanted to eat the tags. (Figures!!! BOL). Josie was a lady and waited patiently and posed for the camera. Then playtime and tug-of-war. Then sleepy time (zzzzzzzz).

Remington, I am very lucky to call you a BFF (Blog Friend Forever!)!!! And Star is one lucky lady to have you as a girlfriend.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Here's to a good upcoming week to all of you!
Much Love,
Josie and Mr. Blues, Jr.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

You Talking To Me???

Well, I know it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday, but since I haven't posted in a few days, I have to write a few thoughts down. Mr. Blues, Jr. is growing in leaps and bounds. He won't leave his big sister's side. He follows her EVERYWHERE. Which is really cute. Josie is being really patient with him, to a point. When I know she's had enough, she gives me this look and I know it's crate time for Blues. I've actually been taking Blues to work with me. I have a portable "tent" crate I use there with him. His training his coming along just fine. He's a normal puppy. But he sits on command and he stays when I open the car door to get him out. Which is really good.

My visit with Josie to Pediatrics last Friday (4/16) went so well!! We have another visit this Saturday. She just loves visiting the children. Their faces are worth every minute of being there. There was one little boy who we visited who had his little brother in the bed with him, so it was Josie and two little boys all at the same time. I wish I could have taken a picture to show all of you. Priceless!

It was also the one month anniversary of John's passing yesterday (4/20). I wanted to visit Gertrud, but when I called her, she didn't pick up the phone. I was in her area, but I didn't want to just stop by. I always call first. I give her space, but am always checking on her. Turns out she was just outside watering plants. But I did get to talk to her on the phone. I will visit her tonight. She's coming along, but it's very hard. She misses John so much. I can tell her life is so empty right now. I am trying my best to help her along. I tell her that John would want her to be happy, but she needs to process the loss in her own time. I do know that. I am there for her and so is Josie and Little B.

I also know that today is the day that the show "Through a Dog's Eyes" shows on PBS. (click on link to check it out). I know lots of our blog friends have been talking about it.

I also wanted to tell you about this wonderful woman Lisa and Sister Mary Beth who is running through all 50 states to raise money for all good causes. She started 2 days ago. It's called "Running Hope through America" (click on link to check it out). Since we are all over the place in the USA and beyond, she might be running near you, so it might be fun to read out it. Pretty amazing stuff!

Right now, I am at work, they have laid off everyone but me and my boss. Josie is laying at my feet. Ahhhh, I have my Pandora music playing and am about to dive into a newsletter that I have to do. Hey, it's all in how you look at it. It's a beautiful day. No worries.

Thanks for all your love and support,
I love all of you so much,
Much Love,
Josie and Mr. Blues, Jr.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Josie Makes Wolf Face!!!

So this is what happens to a Therapy Dog when you get them a little brother and their big sister genes kick in. WOW! We call it "Wolf Face!" It's just way too funny to watch. I am going to try to get more pictures and post more. But this shot just captured the moment perfectly. Just look at it!! It's just too funny to imagine that she is the most docile creature in the world and does Pet Therapy when I see this picture. But what she is doing is disciplining Blues because he is just pushing her to the edge with his constant attention, so her doggie instincts kick in and she goes to town. She never hurts him, but they play and it's amazing to watch. Like my own little National Geographic Channel in my own house. I guess I should video it sometime. Get out the popcorn and wine and I have my own entertainment. LOL.

On another note, Josie and I visited the hospital last night (4/15/10) and went to the Diabetic/Metabolic Floor to visit the patients. We hadn't been there since John's passing. It felt good to be back. Well, it was a beautiful visit. The patients really appreciated our being there. Even to the point that one patient emailed us and this morning this is what I received:

Dear Marybeth and Josie (or Josie and Marybeth, don't know who gets top billing),

Just wanted to say thanks again for stopping by to visit my Helen yesterday. That was the most at ease she had been all day, and it was because of you guys. Your Josie is someone special! Bless you both. just feels so good to cheer people up. I'm so glad the visit went well, and Josie was such a pro. Feels so good to be back up on that horse.

The hospital video which we were in (in December), was finally finished and debuted yesterday too. We didn't get to see it, but everyone who worked in the hospital did, so as we walked through the hospital, everyone who saw us said, "Oh my, your both famous! So cute in the video!"

And also, Josie and I were on the front page of the local Newspaper while we were in Hospice Care with John and Gert. I forgot to mention that. A huge photo on the Front Page!!!! How embarrassing!!

And they also took our picture yesterday to put in a hospital brochure. So yes, Josie is getting famous. Remember, it's all about the dog!!! Not, me.

Today we go visit the kids in Pediatrics!!!

A special thank you to Cloud and Khyra for cheering me on when I need it the most.
And my little Eva. ;-)

Much Love to you all!!
Have a great weekend!
Josie and Mr. Blues, Jr.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Introducing Our New Puppy Mr. Blues Jr.

Well, Spring time brings lots of things, baby birds, flowers, sunshine, green grass...and for us, we rescued a new puppy. We named him Mr. Blues, Jr. He was going to be killed in a gas kill shelter in Ohio. We call him Blues for short. He is half German Shepherd/Half Husky and has the bluest eyes you've ever seen. He is 16 weeks old and is so funny. I don't know why, but I always seem to get dogs with funny ears!! I don't know if his ears are going to stay that way, but looks like he might end up with one ear up and one ear down like Josie.

Much love to you all.
Josie and her mom

A bit of kibble from a Phycolliegist:
Sometimes you just have to give up on chewing the same old bone. 
Know when to start on a new one.