Friday, March 16, 2012

What Happened at the Hospital

Most of you know there is a law that prevents My Vickie from taking pictures when I do my hospital visits.  But the law applies to patients, not to our friend Michelle Goose's Mom.  So since I wanted to tell you about My Vickie and what she did at the hospital today, I will fill the post with Pics of me and Michelle.
This isn't my parking place but My Vickie made me sit here for a picture. 

So we go in and start visiting patience.  One of the places they wanted us to go to was in the ICU.  Michelle punched in the special code to enter (Cause My Vickie can't remember it....she is like that....poor memory, or just  lazy, she is not sure which)

I like the ICU cause the doctors and nurses love me.  I get to spend 15 minutes or so with just them.  When one gets tired of lovin on me, then another one quickly takes their place.  and they are the best ear rubbers EVER.

So after I spend a little time with them My Vickie asks them what patients they would like us to visit.  They gave her about 4 rooms of people who wanted me, so off we went.

When we came to the last patients room, the curtains were drawn and it was very dark and quiet.  My Vickie had me and Michelle wait out in the hall while she peeked in to see if the patient was awake.  Oh her heart sank when she looked in the dark room and saw a tiny little woman in the big bed.

She had her eyes closed and there were tubes running into her body everywhere.  The one into her mouth made her mouth hang open and the tubes and IV lines everywhere else look as though they had been forced into a ghost of a person.

She almost cried as she turned back to Michelle and me and whispered...."I think she is comatose...they probably didn't mean to send us here."  We all walked slowly back down the hall to the nurses station to ask if we had the wrong room.   It had been so sad for My Vickie to see this.  She said, she couldn't even tell if the little lady was breathing or not.  It was very sad.

When we got to the nurses station, My Vickie tried to tell them as gently and respectfully as she could that she thought they might have gotten the room number wrong or that they lady would not be aware of our visit.

We had thought it might be, that they were hoping if I layed beside her, she would sense that someone was there who was loving and maybe it would help her heal.

We didn't know for sure what they wanted.......

As we stood there solemnly telling them this, we noticed that they started to laugh.  WHAT!, My Vickie thought, how could you be so callous. 

Then they laughingly told us:

"That's not a patient, that is the Recessa-Annie that we train on."

It is a dummy.

Whewwww, it is funny now, but at the time.......

After that, me, My Vickie and My Buddy Michelle went down to the cafeteria and ate away our anxiety......and had a good laugh......
Who Knows, maybe some day My Vickie will be able to tell the difference between a live person and a Doll.

Yeah, like  that is gonna happen soon.

Hey, just so you guys know.......Murphy the great will be joining us soon cause he passed his Therapy Dog test last night.   I am so excited to work along side my big buddy.

And Hawk......if your reading this.  We cannot get on to your blog site.  We have tried for a week and it keeps kickin us out.  any suggestions?  We even contacted support.  WE miss you.

Bert and My Vickie


K9 Katastrophie said...

BUWARHARHAR! Poor Vicki! Very flakey behavior! Thanks for sharing the story with us Bert!


snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Haha - that was funny Bert - you never know, you might have even made the dummy smile cos you're so cute!! :)

Huge Congrats to Murphy, that's awesome news - he's gonna be a big hit!!

Have a fun weekend,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Casey said...

I'm so impressed with you! I really want to be a therapy dog, but I just can't keep myself calm enough to do it. When I see people, I just want to jump up for a big kiss and hug! Oh, and I think Your Vickie needs to get her eyes checked.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Bert! That ended up being a funny story, but that must have really stressed your Vickie and Goose's MOM out!!!
You're really a wonderful guy to visit the hospital! I know you help a lot of bipeds that way!
Play bows,

3 doxies said...

BWhahahahaha...OMD, Bert I hads cold chills goin all up and down my spine when I was readin' dis and I was like..."Oh no, dat poor poor woman"...oh geez! Oooooh dis was hysterical! I so has to pee nows.
Thank you fur da laugh!

Congrats to Murphy! Dat is so awesome!


HoundDogMom said...

Oh, Bert. Our Momma spit her coffee all over the puter screen at the end of your blogging post. That was very funny story to tell us. BOL Sniffs, The HoundDogs

P.S..We could not go to BrownDogs blog either.

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

BOL!!! That is classic!! Congrats to Murphy!! Have a great weekend!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dat is sooooo funny. And it ain't even April Fool's Day yet!

Just clicked your link to Hawk and it took us right over dere! Wonder why Woo can't get dere?????

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, that is just so funny, Bert. Something our Mom would do too.

We so admire the wonderful work you and your Mom and all your friends do. Thank you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

harrispen said...

Well it sure is a funny story to read about, but I am sure at the time it didn't feel so funny. Keep up the good work on the therapy visits. I am sure they make a big difference to everyone you visit including the staff.


Patrice and Higgins said...

BOL!!!!!!! That is so funny!! Poor Ms Vicki!!!


Val said...

OMgoodness, that is a great story! I was ready to cry and then I spit all over my computer monitor from laughing. I figured it was the makings of a wonderful Hallmark movie, getting this lifeless body to respond to you Bert. Keep up the good work :)
Way to Go Murphy!!

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, now that's funny! Poor Vicki will never live this one down. Every time you go to ICU you'll all think of this. I'm glad Murphy will be joining you...all that crazy fur will cheer up those peeps! BOL.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Cinnamon said...

I wish you could come to where my Mom works. ( nursing Home )
there are no dogs that visit.
You would be a bright spot in their day. Thank You for what you do it means a lot.

3 doxies said...'s me agian. I hads to come read dis again!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I got a REAL Laff outta this one, buddy. I think they were pullin somebuddy's Tail there.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is happy that yous guys had so much FUN at the hospital! And good news for Murphy! Wow he;s hairy!
And has yous tried Firefox?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

This was just too funny! Poor Vickie. Did the nurses send you guys to that room on purpose?

Our Mommy will send you and Vickie an email this weekend. :)

Bassetmomma said...

BOL! That Vickie of yours is a real cracker Bert!! Thanks for the laugh!

2browndawgs said...

That is a funny story. Congrats to Murphy!

As for getting on Hawk's site, did you try logging out of your account and logging in again?

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

glad to see you are well enough to be out and about again...and yay for Murphy passing the test!

chicamom85 said...

Wow that must have been really scary at first. I am glad it turned out ok, but sheeeesh. Now that its ok, it is kind of funny. I am so proud to know you Bert, you are such a good example to other doggys. Your heart is full of love my pal and I am glad you are my pal.

Loveys Sasha

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Wahahahaha! You almost had me whining ofur the poor laydee, errr, doll, wahahahahah!

Mr. Pip said...

That's pretty funny. You totally had me going there! My mom's eyes aren't the best so I am pretty sure she would have made the same mistake!

Your pal, Pip

Macintosh Mitch said...

Poor Miss Vickie. I'm just glad it was a doll and not a real hooman!
Congratulations to Murphy!

Love ya lots,

Sagira said...

That is funny!

But...what is the law about not taking photos because I might have broken that when Sagira was in there. I thought as long as the patient gave permission it was okay, no?

GOOSE said...

BOL! When MOM got home she told me the story. My MOM thought it was the best part of the day. She is still laughing. Those nurses and doc are just her type of people.

NCmountainwoman said...

Now that is really funny!!! And I must say your Vickie had me all caught up in it, misty eyes and all.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Goose let me know you were having problems. Don't understand why y'all are having problems gettin' on the site. I thought you were just havin' problems with comments. Now I am puzzled.

I've been havin' problems with comments since tryin' to change from the widget install of Intense Debate.

As for your introduction to the dummy...I'll tell you Bert, but not your Human's Dad was on life support and tube feedin' before he died. He looked like your dummy. Hope your Vickie never has to see a real person like that.

Glad to see you out and about, even if it is only to the hospital. That is important work Bert.

Hope y'all can come by soon,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're happy you were able to get out of the house and resume at least some of your normal activities. You're looking good.

So did the staff send you to the wrong room or was Resussi-Annie their idea of a joke? We think Your Vicki was just being very sensitive and considerate.

Congrats, Murph!

Jed & Abby

Prancer Pie said...

MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL!!! This is hee-larry-us! It's so good to find that there is anudder hooman like ours! Thanks fur makin our day. xoxo

Curt Rogers said...

This is a great story. Had I been drinking tea while reading it I'm sure it would have sprayed out my nose!

Just so you know, Vickie, that's the sort of predicament I would certainly get myself into. I haven't, but it's all too easy to imagine!

Lulu Louise said...

It's so awesome of you and your mom to visit sick people in the human hospital. I bet it helps them tons!

Good work!

p.s. glad it was just a dummy!

bichonpawz said...

Dear Bert...You and your Vicki would have been most welcome in my Dad's hospital room last week. He was in the ICU when he had his brain surgery. He was there for five days and he would have given just about anything to have had a golden come by and visit him. I was sure hoping they could arrange something, but they moved him to a different floor and then yesterday, they discharged him, so he is back home with his own golden now. You and your Vicki do very important work and those people really do appreciate all that you do. Have to admit, it was kind of funny after we found out it wasn't a real person!! Sure hope browndog feels better soon...he is in need of some tender loving care...poor guy!

The Thuglets said...

Bert..that's priceless! LOL Poor Miss Vickie. It's fabulous to read what great work you all do together.

Have a great weekend
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Mango said...

Oh Bert! That is too funny. Humans... go figure.


KB said...

Oh Bert. I didn't think that it was possible for me to laugh today... but I just did. You told the story perfectly, and I'm still chuckling. Thanks my friend.

Charlotte said...

oh my God, my heart started to beat faster - but than I really had to laugh! Your poor Vicky - such a "shock" - and than it's a Dummy!
My dearest Darling - some minutes ago I orderd a very nice thing for you at my "aunt Bianca" - she is the one who makes wonderful things for dogs. I'm sure my little present will help you to recover very fast and you will see, that I'm always by your side.We just have to wait some days till she is ready and than the postman will bring you all my good vibes!! Love your Charlotte

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bert, we are truly amazed at the wonderful work you are able to do. Mum says the comfort you would give to a person so very ill would be so wonderful.

We did laugh at your Vickie and her poor 'patient'. Thanks for sharing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory P.S. Good to see you out and about again.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Hi Bert,

That must have been very sad and scary at the hospital. So glas it wasn't a real patient. We are so proud of your being a therapy dog.

We was just over at Goose's blog and saw that great video of all if you together. You arem BACK andm we are so excited.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I was feeling so sad, and then kept reading and it made me laugh--THANKS!! I needed that!! :-D!!!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, I bet it was a shock for your Vickie. I would have been mortified. You are so beautiful Bert. I know Hurricane would love to play with you!


That's the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Oh wow, I must tell my doctor daughter. That certainly is one for your next book...:)
So glad to see that Bert is better.
With love

Suka said...

hey Bert,

BOL! Your story took a turn to the funny! I was anticipating a sad ending but so furry happy it was a funny ending! Nice of Your Vicki to let you share her mistake. :->

Yay Murphy the Great!! So furry happy and excited for Murphy!

You do such an amazing service, Bert, and I am honored to be your furiend.


Winston said...

Poor Vicki, she must have been so scared looking at the little woman in the ICU bed!
Bert, you must give so much pleasure to the patient's you visit, they will never forget you!


Glad to hear you are barking about. You were missed very much, we are sure.

Good story about going to the room. You had us feeling very sad, then laughing like crazy.

Essex & Sherman

Murphy said...

Bert - tell your buddy Murphy congrats on passing his therapy dog test. He looks like a very cool Dood! So glad to see you looking chipper again!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Are you sure there wasn't some sort of hidden camera in there to get your reaction to the doll. Seems like people do all sorts of pranks on each other on that Funny Video Show. Just saying.