Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just a Bit of Bragging

My Vickie here.

Just thought I would do a bit of bragging about my boy Bert.  He was featured on the front page of our local paper.


http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/01/17/therapy-dogs-lift-patient-morale-ormc#disqus_thread

(We are not allowed to take pictures of the patients when Bert visits at the hospital so these are very cool for us to have.  If you click on the pictures it will enlarge so you can see better.)
should link you to the story if you get a minute.
He is such a sweetie and I feel very lucky to be in his life......

45 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful slideshow of you, Bert! You are so handsome and gentle lying there. It must make you feel so proud. I know it makes your Vickie proud.

harrispen said...

You are indeed very lucky to have Bert and he you. Without you he wouldn't have learned all he needed to have this job.

Cindy

Helen Pavlac said...

That is really beautiful. You are doing a great service for your community. Pet cuddles are great medicine!

rottrover said...

such a cutie!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is such a great article. You must be very proud of Bert - we know we are!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tessa the Maltese said...

Congrats Bert!

You sure know how to schmooze with the women Bert!

woos, Tessa

haopee said...

Hey My Vickie!

You have one cool boy there. It's nice to see Bert in gentle action. We always see him playing with his pet buddies and talking about Allred- or publicly proclaiming is love for Charlotte.

Now I'm able to see his Therapy Dog side. Great work, Bert.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Mr. Pip said...

Congrats! Bert! That's pretty exciting!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae said...

Bert,
You and your Vickie bring such joy and happiness to so many. Well done my friend!

Your Buddy,
Max

PeeS I luvs you too Bert..Maggie Mae

KB said...

Bert, You are one in a million. Vickie is so very lucky to be your human. I loved the photos... you are so gentle and sweet. I wish that I could snuggle with you!

Prancer Pie said...

Bert, you're a celebrity! We count ourselves lucky to call you our furriend!

GOOSE said...

Bert my brother! I was so excited when I read the paper this morning. I am sooooo proud of you. You bring so much comfort to those in need.
You are the best buddy. I just tear up thinking about all the good you do.
Blessings,
Goose

Meeka said...

We're very proud of the work both of you do.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Bert, you are a credit to our species and to your Vicki. Keep up the good work, buddy. But really - a bath a week! You deserve hazard pay for that - or extra treats.

Jed & Abby

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Bert,
Me is SO honoured to has yous as my friend. Me thinks that yous is wonderful and so do so many other peoples. Me know there are very few dogs that does what yous dos!
Bert (and your Vickie) Rock!
Kisses
Nellie

JackDaddy said...

That is wonderful. Loved the pictures! If I took Jack into a hospital, they would need therapy AFTER he left!! :)

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert
Queen Penelope read us the newspaper story about you and showed us the pictures on the iPad. But, she signed off before I got to tell you what a hero I think you are. When I grow up, I want to be just like you and help people!
Cinnamon (One of Queen Penelope's Hairy Slobbery Sisters)

Whisppy said...

Your Vickie,
We read the article and can feel your pride in Bert. He does such great work. It's a pity our hospitals here don't allow therapy animals. I know it would lift my spirits if I were ever hospitalised.

So proud of you, Bert!

Tank said...

Wow Bert - you're famous!

Muffin said...

Oh wow! You are so awesome, Bert! That is a very nice thing for you to do~

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bert and Vickie, you both deserve a medal. The joy and pleasure you give people is wonderful. We send you love and hugs cause you are the best. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol) x x

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are awesome, Bert!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Finn said...

You are definitely allowed to brag! Nice work there Bert!

IRIS E DONA said...

Hi Vickie
Here Iris's mom !
You must be very proud of Bert! He is so handsome and gentle lying there !
Congratulations !


Hi Bert
You are my heroe !
IRIS

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Bert not only are you very handsome but you are very clever. Well done.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Way to go Bert = you are our hero every single day !

road-dog-tales said...

Bert - we can see why your Mom is so proud of you! You are doing really important, wonderful work out there! You and your Mom are an awesome team and the people you help are certainly lucky to get to meet you in the furs! Good job you two!

The Road Dogs

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

How WONDERFUL!! I am so very much PROUD to KNOW YOU Bert... and TOTALLY PROUD of the work that you do!
BRAVO BERT!! BRAVO!!!

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

Wonderful article. You're a champ, Bert!

Woofs,
Tommy

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a nice story and great photos. Bert and the other therapy animals are very special.

Cinnamon said...

My mom works in a nursing home and she said To bad Burt isn't closer to WA to come visit our residents too.
Thanks for all you both do.
♥ Cinnamon

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Hey Bert,

I'm not surprised your Vickie is bragging about you buddy!! You rock and those pictures are so sweet!! I aspire to be like you - I'm working hard on my training..... :)

Big wags to an awesome buddy,

Your pal Snoopy :)

All4UrPet said...

Wow what an honor! Very cool! You have a little celeb living with you now :) Congratulations to Bert!

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Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, you are one wonderful spirit, buddy! I think anyone who knows you is better off for it. Great article and congrats. Thanks for the inspiration!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Charlotte said...

Dearest Bert - you are adorable - not only for me - you are doing a great job and I'm so proud to be your girl. You bring love and happiness in many lives - so let me thank you today for all the joy you give to us! LOVE Charlotte

Cape Cod Crew said...

Good job in getting the paper! Your patients must be so happy to see you!

XOXO ~ Cape Cod Crew

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Such a heart warming story, your both lucky to be in each others lives!
Slobbers
xxx

Bassetmomma said...

Way to go Bert! Your Vickie must be so proud!!

Curt Rogers said...

This is wonderful! What a handsome boy you have, and what good things the two of you do out there in the world together. I'm honored to say we're blog friends.

2browndawgs said...

Bert you are even more famous now! Very good work you are doing.

The Southern Jewel said...

That's cool that your in the news paper!!! I have gone to the nursing home with my brothers and sister. I think greeting people is really fun!!

Love, Southern Jewel and Rosebud

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Bert, you're a celebrity! How cool!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Bailey Be Good! said...

OOOH! What a wonderful thing you are doing, Bert!! And it's so great you now have some photos to keep as memories.

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

Stacy Hurt said...

kudos to your Vickie and you both. That Woman got all teary seeing you laid up there next to that lady. I bet it does her a world of good. You are both pawsome!

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

The Army of Four said...

That's an AWESOME story! Way to go, Bert - and to your Vickie, too!!!
Play bows,
Zim