Okay, I told you we were going to play a game. I could not control myself and had to sit in the middle of the kids....I missed visiting and being with kids so much when I was sick. The doctors say I have been in remission since July and that is a very good thing. I hope I stay in remission a long time. I just love being with kids (and my family too). Can you find me in this photo? I love just being surrounded and covered by kids like a blanket. Not many dogs like this much contact, I am told, I wonder to myself.....what's up with that attitude and what is wrong with them? The more kids the merrier. They are so much fun and so loving.
I was so proud of Halo. She came with me to do a demo on search dogs. It is fun being a mentor. She learned at an early age how to be a therapy dog and a goodwill ambassador for the breed. When I cannot visit and I don't feel well, Halo does a great job taking my place. Halo is helping demonstrat the proper way to approach a dog in this photo. The girls came in groups of about 40-50. We were there all evening. It was so much fun. Heeeeerrrrrreee's HALO !!!!
Who says cancer is the end....for me it was the beginning of a new way of living. Since being in semi-retirement we have only been doing fun things...no hospitals, nursing homes, or hospice. This summer was spent with kids, kids, kids.....oh how I love kids. The girl scouts invited me to their regional jamboree and it was a blast. I was supposed to sit in front of the group during the demo, but I could not stand it. I had to be with the kids the more the merrier. In one of these photos....we can play....can you find Hero, but here I am being a good boy and doing what I am supposed to do. There were over 1,000 kids and adults....I was literally in heaven (on earth that is :):)