Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunny Days and my Annie

 So, congrats to me.....I passed my Delta Test and now I can go into the hospitals with the small children and love on them by their beds.

As a search and rescue dog I have been going into retirement homes and schools and churches for two and half years now as a therapy dog but now.....NOW....I am quailified to do even more.

Since my experience last week with the little ones at Camp Hobe, My Vickie has seen what she calls "an understanding quality" in me.  She says that I have a special knack for small children who hurt both in their bodies and their minds.

Well.....I already knew that, and now My Vickie knows too.  Yeah..... I can't wait to go on new adventures with the Delta Society.
 So as a reward, My Vickie called De and she brought Annie and we went for a walk down by the river together.  It is still flooding down there but we were able to find some ways to get into my lake where my goal was to teach Annie How To Swim.
 This is our road, well was our road.  Now it is a new route for the river.
 This was the side of our road....and the walking path along the river.....Now it is the river.
 Well, it took a while but I finally got my Annie to SWIM and I think she really enjoys it.  There was a time or two that My Vickie and De were about to go out and get her cause she tends to panic a bit and splashes instead of swims, but once she got the idea......You couldn't keep her out of the water.

We swam and chased sticks, brought them to shore, shook all over My Vickie and De, then swam some more.  It was great........
At the end of our time together, we just sat and enjoyed the peace and quit of our lake.  The cotton wood trees had dropped cotton all over the  part by the bridge and it looked like we were living in both winter and summer.  what a wonderful way to end the week.

Hope all is well for you



rottrover said...

Oh Bert! congratulations on getting certified! Good thing your Vicki washed that goose poop off of you. You're such a good therapy dog that you even helped Annie feel more confident about going in the water! You rock, dude!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Finn said...

Congratulations! And what a great celebration!

Boondocks said...

Congratulations on passing your Delta test!!! We are so excited for you!!!!

Good job teaching Annie to swim. Now y'all can have even more cool adventures together.

Boondocks, Kudzu, and gang

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Bert, we are just so proud of you. Congratulations on passing your certificate. We know all the children love you and you will do so much good for them.

The flooding is really scary. The Missouri River flooding is heading into our area now, but at least we are far enough away from it to be safe. We are happy for Annie and you now that she is going to enjoy swimming.

Happy weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

House of Carnivores said...

That's really great! Congratulations! And the sitting and observing the lake photo is priceless.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Bert, I'm also so happy for you!! All that hard work and time spent not swimming has paid off!! :-))) I hope that if there is ever a time in my life when I need someone special to cheer me up when my pups can't be with me, I hope a special pup like you is there for me!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert!
Concatulations! To getting Delta Status! When my human brother was in the hospital when he was little, he just LOVED the doggy that came to visit him! Me is so happy that yous will make other kids happy! And Concatulations to Annie for Swimming!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Bert! Congrats on the new status! You work very hard, and it is fantastic to read about your accomplishments!
That is one flodded road! We have some warnings out in our Sierra Foothills for flodding...we'll see... Looks like you found a great spot for swimming lessons!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Whisppy said...

Congratulations on your certification! Well done!! Annie looks really funny splashing about in the water. Now that she goes swimming, I hope you won't encourage her to for the goose poo spa! :p

Meeka said...

You and Annie are a cute couple.
Congrats on your TDI certification.

verobirdie said...

Congratulations for your delta test, and also for teaching Annie how to swim. The video is a good start for the day. Thank you!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

What a wonderful day of celebration, Bert! Congrats on the Delta certification. We know you will make many little ones happy. And so sweet of you to teach Annie to swim. That last shot of you two "wet ones" sitting side by side is just gorgeous!


Charlotte said...

congratulations dear Bert!Supernews - I'm very proud to know such a wonderful dog! And your swimming lessons! What a lucky girl Annie is!
Seald with a kiss, Charlotte

Mango said...

You still have a river instead of a street? That is not so good. But great news on passing your test. You are going to change the lives of those kids with sickies.


2browndawgs said...

Congratulations on passing your Delta Test and on helping Annie swim!

Just Ramblin' said...

Congrats on passing! What an achievement. I love the last photo. Such a moment. : )

Reilly / Bree said...

that is a lot of flooding ! just don't you and Annie go getting yourself caught in fast flowing currents though. Congrats on getting certified - they will be many a happy young one out there that will love your visits.

NCmountainwoman said...

A great big CONGRATULATIONS!!! And how nice of you to teach Annie to swim. Hope the water soon gets back to where it belongs.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden CONGRATS!!! Love your Golden Celebration n just absolutely enjoy sharing your photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Curt Rogers said...

Congratulations on getting certified. On top of the lives you've already touched you're about to touch many more. Isn't it amazing the places our Goldens can lead us?

I must say, that last photo is simply remarkable. It reminds me of the cartoon of Charlie Brown and Snoopy sitting side by side on a dock overlooking a beautiful lake. But this one is even more special because it's two dogs being dogs and pausing for a moment to reflect, as though grateful for the lives they've been fortunate enough to find.

We can learn so much.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Congratulations on getting your therapy dog certification. You'll love it! Can wait to hear your stories of your visits.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sagira said...

Congrats! That is so exciting.
I used to go visit a hospital (under TDI) but I got scared in there when a girl came running out of the room this one time and now I fear bark so mom stopped taking me. But she is hoping my brother Bokeh might be a good therapy dog, but she isn't going to push to soon. :)

Sam said...

We love the last picture! Congratulations on getting certified!


Bailey Be Good! said...

What a beautiful video! And congratulations on passing your test! High five!!

Woofs & hugs,


Au and Target said...

Concatulations on passing the test. Awesome!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey Bert, big congratulations on passing your delta test thingie. I am sure you will help brighten the day for lots of poorly little children. Well done you!
As for the swimming, well I guess well done with Annie too. Just don't go giving Gail ideas about trying to teach me to swim...
Toodle pip!
PS Thanks for commenting on my blog about your song. It didn't have to be a book!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow, Bert! Congrats, buddy! You're going to make such a big difference in a lot more lives! Way to go!!!
And you taught Annie to swim?!!? How cool is that?
Play bows,

Amber-Mae said...

OH Bert, why do you always look so handsome is all your pictures? The camera just loves you huh! Congratulations on getting your certification! Bet all the litte kids are just going to adore you.

Tanner and Beth said...

Be Happy, Bert and Annie!!!

And Congrats on your certification!

Puppy Kisses,

Beans4Biscuits said...

You are EXTRA special Bert and even more EXTRA good-looking! I bet those kids will be so happy when you get to visit.

Sugar the Who

P's-n-S's: Just 'cause you're so special maybe I will show you one of those shih-tzu fits soon....

Lexi Reilly said...

Vickie and Bert we miss you tons. Dela is loving her new back yard and she has already been to the beach. She was a Momma's girl, but she is more of a Daddy's girl now. She misses Bert tons. We will keep up with you guys the best we can. Thanks again for everything. You guys are the best.

RYKER said...

Bert, your gonna be a wonderful Therapy Dog. I was trained for that but because I eat raw I can't get certified. Makes me sad but mom says it's more important that I be the healthiest dog I can be.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on passing the Delta test; that's awesome!!!