Nursing Home Tales and Advent Calendar for Dog Lovers Day 19

Today we’re joining 2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie, for This ‘N That Thursday. You know, some days you have a little of this or a little of that.  It’s an anything goes kind of day!

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Many thanks to our hosts!  Let’s get started shall we?

My mom came home from the rehabilitation center yesterday and went to spend some time at my sister’s place.  But before she did we managed to get the dogs up to visit her once.

Mom and Sampson She cried when she saw him.  She said he’s getting so gray!  But at least you can see where I get my Heat Miser hair from, I do come by it naturally. :-)  I know that was mean, she’s in a nursing home for Dog’s Sake!  I’m a horrible daughter and I’m going to hell.

good boy We brought the dog’s mats so they’d have a place to lie down and we shut the door to her room.  It happened to be around dinner time and there was a knock on the door and the door immediately opened.  Thankfully I’m quick cause I caught Delilah’s leash as she bolted for the door.  I can only imagine the chaos that would have reigned in that place with those poor defenseless people getting their meals and Delilah on the loose.  (Has anyone ever been kicked out of a convalescent home?) The poor girl who opened the door screamed and practically dropped the food tray.  She was terrified of Sampson and his ‘green’ eyes.

good Girl After that fiasco, Hubby kept his foot on her leash.  Can’t have crazy labs running around terrorizing people who are trying to get better!  So much for trying to make them therapy dogs!


And finally, it has nothing to do with the rehab story, but I took this picture of my back yard one night not too long ago.  I thought it was cool.

Thanks again to our hosts, 2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie, join us tomorrow for Follow-Up Friday, where I answer questions, post some of my favorite comments and wrap up my week!

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  1. says

    We went to a nursing home once and it was not a problem, BUT no one came by with meals. That would have been a super duper disaster! Yikes! Glad you were fast enough to save the day, I mean dinner!

  2. Frankie and Ernie says

    Wow you got to go visit your grandma in the nursing home. I used to visit nursing homes. Peeps loved having me visit them.

  3. says

    Funny post. We poke fun at my 86-yr-old mom all the time, so if you are going to hell, I’ll see you there! :)

    Those crazy Labs would probably liven the place up!

    That photo is amazing!! It looks like you filtered it. The color is gorg!

  4. says

    I’m glad Sampson and Delilah were able to visit. It’s a good idea to keep a hold of that leash. I can only imagine what kind of havoc Maya would wreak if she got loose. All Labs, if not all dogs, would be banned. :(

    I absolutely love that photos. Simply beautiful!

  5. says

    Um…your mom isn’t the heat miser – she’s Mr. Freeze. White hair, ya know? 😉

    Wow – quick thinking on holding Delilah back. Otherwise, she might indeed be the one dog in history kicked out of a convalescent home. Just sayin…we’re talking about Delilah here. :)

  6. says

    There’s not a lot of excitement at a nursing home, but it sounds like you and your fur bundles brought some! What a great story that would make – Runaway Therapy Dogs! Thank goodness you were quick.

  7. says

    Thanks so much for joining TNT. I am having a good laugh imagining Delilah running around to get to the food trays. But seriously, I am so very happy to hear that your Mon has been released from the rehab facility. I hope she continues to improve. :) That last picture is fabulous. Really cool.

  8. says

    Glad your mom is better and out of the rehab home. So nice you took the dogs to see her and that they let them in. About pissed myself at your hair comment, I will see you in hell as I will be there too. Beautiful blue photo.

  9. says

    No dog who’s a therapy dog did it perfectly the first time! 😉 If it’s something you think you’d like to do, I’d suggest taking one of them and some treats to reinforce the behaviors you want them keep up. Anyway, I’m glad your mom got to have a visit with the dogs. It probably really cheered her up!

    And I think you both have lovely hair! (From another daughter who’s going to hell!)

  10. says

    Jodi…it’s totally awesome that you were able to bring the dogs to visit your mom. Glad you were able to grab Delilah. Too funny that the girl was afraid of Sampson. HE wasn’t the one who would knock her down and steal the food tray. :-)

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