Sunday, October 17, 2010

Check out my friends in Iowa

Here is their blog.  Look at all the exciting things they are doing.

Where's Hero???

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.

A fun time was had by all

Halo loves everyone just like me. She had a great time and can't wait till next year.

Halo helped too

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 !!!!

Summertime and the livin' is easy

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 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 :):)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010