Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Therapy Visits

 
As we have told you before
we are not allowed to take pictures
of me with the patients in the
hospital because of HIPA laws
Which My Vickie says is
really a very good thing to help
people keep their privacy and because
when you are in the hospital, you
are in a very vulnerable position.
 
I love going and visiting my patients
and today is our day at
Ogden Regional Hospital
here in our town.
 
So since I cannot show you pictures
of me sleeping with the patients
or sitting with them while
they get treatments
 
My Vickie did say I can show you
what I do just before I leave each
patient and head to the next.
 
After the visit, I stop to give a patient or
a member of their family a "High Five"
Next before I leave, My Vickie asks
if they would like me to say
a prayer for them.
Every body wants a prayer
whether they believe in
a Heavenly Father or not.
And finally as I leave the room
I turn around and wave
"By By"
 
Have a good day everyone and
remember to check your spam mail
for us.  We are still considered
undesirable in the blog-o-sphere
Comment Sections
 
Love
Bert
 


51 comments:

jodi said...

I love the way you are interacting with your patients and their families. Delilah was learning to use her paw but I never thought of bye bye. What a great idea!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! totally understands it as I remembered my days when I visited hospital n schools. For sure you made lots of patience very happy and made them SMILE. A prayer is always a beautiful and healing way to end a visit. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

onebluedog said...

Oh Bert, if I were not feeling well, a visit from you would make me feel about a billion times better! What a wonderful job you do :)

Val said...

great job Bert!! I got a bit choked up when I saw you wave bye-bye and your prayer position. We love you.

What Remains Now said...

Bert...You are a little angel.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That is a very good rule about not showing the patients... even if they ASK fur you to... Butt you chose a GOOD way of Showing what all you do fur the Patients...

I check my SPAM once or twice a day... I have even reported it to Blogger.. Told them you were WONDERFUL and NOT to stick you in the Spam Can ANY MORE.. butt they keep doing it... Bah on them.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You are the super coolest therapy dog Bert - and YES we always check our spam folder because we know that is where your messages like to hide. Don't know why that is - you and the 2 french bulldogs - your messages always end up spammed.

Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom said...

Bert, you are so sweet. If I'm ever in the hospital I would want you or a dog almost as cool as you to come and visit me!

klahanie said...

Bert, what you do for those patients and their loved ones, is proof pawsitive, as Penny would say, that your love is a blessed tonic.

Penny's human,

Gary :)

klahanie said...

Bert, what you do for those patients and their loved ones, is proof pawsitive, as Penny would say, that your love is a blessed tonic.

Penny's human,

Gary :)

RYKER said...

Wow Bert, you got your moves down! I'm sure all your patients are sad to see you leave, but I bet you also made their day!

georgia little pea said...

Dear Bert, you're such a hard worker, patient and gentle, not scared of putting your head underwater, have a cute nose and look great sleeping. Does your Vickie realise what a prize you are?

We love your spam mail and always look forward to them :) X

scotsmad said...

We KNOW you're the best medicine those patients could have!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, Oh what joy you bring to the patients. I know if I was in the hospital, I'd love for you to visit.
I think you and your mom are angels!
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

The Websters said...

I would think that your prayers would make them believers!

Mrs. Master wants to teach me to pray now.

Nora

Frank The Tank said...

Awwww you are just so adorably precious Bert, you do a very wonderful thing helping people like that and your high paw, prayers and wave goodbye is sure to brighten anyones day because it sure brightened mine! Good job Bert, keep up the good work, you are such an inspiration to us all that everyone can help Someone in need! You and your Momma are both amazing people! Love, Licks and Hugs from your Furiend Frank XxxxX

Arno "Arnino" said...

Thank you, Bert for doing this important job! You are fantastic!
Nice regards
Arno

Lovable Lily said...

Bert.... We just gotta send you some really BIG Doxie kisses right about now. You just melted our hearts with those pictures.

You're doing such a great service for those in need of a smile or some loving. We think you're the best!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

houndstooth said...

I usually take a bow before I leave when I visit the humans at the nursing home, and they are big fans of that!

Bunny

Kirby andLea said...

Awww Bert you are such a sweet lovely dog! I wish I could do something similar with Kirby so he could maybe help people like you do. I just wanna hug you all up!

Casey said...

Awww, I bet everyone just LOVES to see you there!!

Mitch and Molly said...

You are a wonderful therapy dog and we know you bring smiles to everyone's faces, Bert!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Murphy said...

We bet you make so many people happy!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
Online Doods

acd6pack said...

We think it is so wonderful that you visit and make their day a little brighter. You make our day brighter so we know for sure that seeing you in person would be awesome!

Sue and Doug said...

you would never be undesirable in my books, Bert! you are looking mighty fine..coat is so shiny!!

GOOSE said...

Bert have I ever told you that I really really admire you. Yep I do. MOM tells me all the time of all the good you do at the hospital. And well I think that is super great and I am proud to call you my friend.
Blessings,
Goose

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Allred
Me "finally" gots a wonderous card from yous today! Me is going to post abouts it on Thursday! It is so exciting!
Kisses and extra cuddles
Loving yous lots and lots and missing yous terrible, your
Nellie Bellie
PS-Me has you and Mes on my Header!
PPS - Me LOVES my feathery Collar

jet said...

That is very cute!!

And you have given me an idea. I taught Barbie to pray by putting her paws up on a chair, but the next stage would be to get her to do it to my arm like that.

chicamom85 said...

I can just imagine how much the patients love to see you. You are so special and I love that we are pals.

Loveys Sasha

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh here - aren't therapy vizitz fun an'thoze patientz love it when you vizit. Mom an'me FINALLY had a chance tue go yestaday - one of the men there at the hospice day program gave me the nicest back rub - really did good. Then mom an'one of the women talked on an'on 'boutz ME! Like what soft earz I haz an'such gentle eyez - bet the patientz u vizit r so furry much happee tue c u. Love your wave an'your prayer time - so cute.
Shiloh

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bert, you make us feel wonderful just looking at your blog so we can't even imagine how great you make patients feel with your beautiful self. Hugs to you and your Vickie for such gentle care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Two French Bulldogs said...

We bet you put a smile on every buddy's face and make their day
Benny & Lily

Ruby said...

Oh Bert, you are the bestest! I bets you make everyone you meet smile with joy.
Keep up the good works dude!
Kisses,
Ruby

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a lovely affirming "til next time" ritual, Bert! You are one very giving pup!

harrispen said...

You are a world class therapy dog Bert. Maybe someday I'll get to do therapy too. Mommy says I have to grow up a bit first.

Millie

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

You really are pawsome Bert! I bet all the patients love seeing you!

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

We are simply awed by how beautiful your coat looks when you go on these visits, Bert!

Fear not, we always rescue you from our spam folder!

Woofs,
Tommy

Magic said...

What a special job you are doing there Bert. I know those patients must feel so much better for your visits. Love the photos of you - keep up the good work - woofs and licks from Magic xx

2browndawgs said...

Bert you are doing such a wonderful thing with your therapy visits. Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)

The Army of Four said...

Bert, you are so beautiful! I mean ... in a manly-dog kinda way. You know.
Luv,
Dave

finnhoward said...

I like it Bert. I really like it.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Allred,
Me blogged about my wonderful Valentine gift today!
Mes LOVES it!
Kisses
Your Nellie Bellie

Dorothy Abernathy said...

We came over from Miss Nellie's blog, The Cat from Hell, even though she's not. We would enjoy coming back so we are going to bookmark you. If it was possible to subscribe by email we would never miss a post. Thanks for visiting those who need their spirits lifted.
Dorothy / w kitties Mistletoe, Hitch, Pumpkin & Tiger, plus our woofie, the lovely Lizzie Sue!

RWB (stands for: readers without a blog)

Dorothy Abernathy said...

We came over from Miss Nellie's blog, The Cat from Hell, even though she's not. We would enjoy coming back so we are going to bookmark you. If it was possible to subscribe by email we would never miss a post. Thanks for visiting those who need their spirits lifted.
Dorothy / w kitties Mistletoe, Hitch, Pumpkin & Tiger, plus our woofie, the lovely Lizzie Sue!

RWB (stands for: readers without a blog)

easyweimaraner said...

Great job, Bert - ahhhm and...Bert, you are a heartbreaker - now my mom is in love with you ...hahaha and dad has another rival ;o)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Bert... I think I'm in love with you! What a sweet kind boy you are!

Mazzie @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan said...

Woof to you Bert!!!! You must bring so much joy to so many people. My assistant wanted me to try therapy work, but I wasn't born for it. You're our hero!!!! Much love to you and your Vickie - XXOO - Mazzie

Blueberry's human said...

That is too stinking cute and must really brighten up their days!!!! Good job!

KB said...

I love you Bert. Can't type much but I had to say that. Shyla will be learning to say a prayer becaues it is so cute!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Bert, you are such a dignified and handsome doggy. We can imagine you make the patients feel so much better when you visit.

Louisette said...

A wonderfull job , in Belgium no much begin only for old persons,regret for me nurseretraited and having two golden: Cerise and zitablue.
best regard to you