Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Campin....MY FOOT!!!!!

 WELL....Apparently.....Camping to me and Camping to My Vickie are Two Totally Different ideas. 

I was so sure I heard her say we were going camping today.  I spent all last night waiting for her to get out the camping gear.....She Didn't.

Then when we woke up and after we had fed all our guests, I figured she would start getting ready then.  But nothing.......

Then about 7:30 am I saw her pull out our Search And Rescue bag......Mmmmm I thought....Maybe we are going on a search....

No... she didn't put in the GPS, she didn't put in our radio's, she didn't get extra clothes to put in the back pack.....Nothing......what the heck is going on here.

I guess I was too excited to know that when she said Camping I had misunderstood her and she had actually said...."Camp Hobe"

Well it ain't camping, but it is really cool.  It is a place designed for children currently being treated for cancer and thier siblings, and me and Murhpy have gone up every year that I have lived and spent the day with the kids.

So Camping will have to wait a day or two or (a week or two) but today is "CAMP HOBE" and the kids.
I can't show you the faces of the children but this picture is ok.   I met this little boy on the way to the place we were to visit with the kids.  He was very sad and crying so I went up and gave him a little kiss and My Vickie asked him if he would like to come and sit with me while she talks.

He cheered right up and we spent the next half hour just keepin each other company.  He had such a sweet and gentle hand and when he petted me, I just dozed off and slept for awhile.

Being around these special little children calms my heart and relaxes me in a way I can't describe.  It is like a little bit of heaven here on earth.

I hope you all had as great a day as I did, even if it wasn't "Camping"

Love
Bert

26 comments:

Sam said...

Sounds like a great camp for kids - and you did a wonderful job!

Sam

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Oh my, it may have been a little bit of heaven for you, but I'd wager you did a lot more for those kids!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful dog you are to bring such peace and comfort to these little ones. Our Ellie's mom was a therapy dog and we think Ellie inherited some of her wonderful traits. I am so impressed, Bert. You are one fine Golden!

louise curry said...

Bert I think you are the coolest woofer ever and some little boy will know he is loved and cared about.
KC

Mr. Pip said...

Oh how sweet! It looks like you really comforted that little boy! I love kids, too.

Your pal, Pip

KB said...

Bert, you are completely and utterly awesome! You really cheered up that boy, and I bet that you cheered lots of them. What a wonderful pain you and Vickie are.

dcrelief said...

How very sweet. Good for you.

Tank said...

You're racking up lots of good karma Bert.

Just Ramblin' said...

What a great way to spend the day. : ) Sounds like you made a few kids quite the happy campers.

Meeka said...

Aww, the joy you bring to those kids is priceless.

Whisppy said...

That may not have been the camping you had in mind but it sure was a meaningful and wonderful trip! I think you (and Your Vickie) did a fantastic job and the picture of you with the little man was just absolutely beautiful.

rottrover said...

Bert, that is just the sweetest picture. What a clam fellow you are.

georgia little pea said...

what a great picture, Bert! that little human must have been a very comfy cushion for you to fall asleep like that.

oh! - My Typist says to please tell your Vickie thank you for her advice. she says she's enjoying the peaceful days. i wonder what she means by that.

hugs xox G

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a wonderful and inspiring thing to do! I have no doubt that you are right, it is really a 'heaven on earth' because there is nothing but love there!

verobirdie said...

Poor you who did not go camping... But the picture with the little boy was well worth the sacrifice, wasn't it?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We hope the real camping trip comes along soon for you, Bert. But what you are doing today is just pawesome. You are putting big smiles on the faces and in the hearts of children who so need that. God bless you and your Mom for all that you do.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ms. ~K said...

When our Rama was still teaching, therapy doggies (mostly Goldens) visited her classroom every week...
we enjoyed our visit here!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Amber-Mae said...

Camp Hobe sounds like a wonderful place! A place to get plenty of attention from little people!! Sure looks like that little boy loved you very much.

Hopefully you'll get to go camping real soon.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how wonderful to visit that camp! :)

Sagira said...

Aww...that is so sweet. You do such great work. :)

Carol from Down Under said...

Oh Bertie, what a special boy you are. You take lots of love with you everywhere you go. That picture is wonderful. No worries, love Carol. p.s. hope you get to go camping soon.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! PAWSOME camp ... ans you are such a Golden Wonder Dog to the little one. For sure they were very grateful. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Au and Target said...

You are a furry nice dog. And you're sure to go other sort of camping soon.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww, it looks like you really enjoyed being with the children, though. :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Bert. That picture brought tears to my mom's eyes. I'll bet giving that little biped a smooch and sitting with him for a bit was WAY better than the kind of camping trip you thought you were going to go on!
Luv,
Dave

wilson said...

Oh wow! wonderful dog. It's looks full comfortable and peaceful with these little ones. I am inspired with the post.



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