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Monday, June 07, 2021

Hi everyone! Brody here...

Mom says this Sparky place is going away and lots of people are sad about it. So I thought I would share happy news! You might remember that my last message shared sad news that my big brother, Riley, and I had retired from our jobs as therapy dogs. Then we had to stop visiting our people due to that Co-Vid thing. Riley and I were very confused and sad. It was a long, long time without getting all the attention we were used to. Of course, we had our Mom. She said we saved her sanity and she gave us lots and lots of snuggles. She used to call me her shadow. Now I stick to her like glue.

Back when I was her shadow, I followed her everywhere. One day we went into the "spare" room. It's exciting to go in there because the door is almost always closed and she keeps our extra treats and toys in there. So I'm always ready to follow her in and sniff around. One day I was so busy sniffing to notice she walked out and shut the door. So I sat patiently waiting for the door to open again. And waited. Eventually, after a really long time (about 10 minutes I think) I heard her calling me. Then she called me again - louder. And louder. Then I heard her go outside and call me. (I don't know why... I never get to go outside by myself.) After I waited even longer the door opened. She was so happy to see me she kissed my face all over. I guess she thought I got out and got lost or something. Silly her. I knew where I was the whole time.

O.K. Mom said to stop telling stories about her and tell you our big news...
Riley and I are going to make visits again!!! We are going back to one of the places we visited for years. A couple of our dog friends from "before" are going to be there too! The people love us at this place and they don't care if we are certified or not... just as long as Mom has her shots (which she does.) We can't wait!!

This picture is us practicing our therapy on our Great-Grandma just last week. We know she is very old (almost 99 human years!) and we are very careful when we are around her. We stay "off" which means "No jumping!!" We really like to sit with her on the couch cause she pets us - a lot. We also watch very carefully when she is walking because she can't see us and sometimes she puts her walker-thingie down awful close to our paws and tails so it's our job to stay out of the way. Anyway, we are so excited. Mom is happy too. And,as soon as we visit, all of the people there will be happy too. It's a win - win - win!

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    43 days ago
    Oh, that was so cute. Poor Brody lol. I'm thrilled the dogs are back to visiting their friends. Give them a hug for me!
    43 days ago
    That's wonderful. When I was a volunteer at our local hospice (before the world stopped) we always liked it when dogs came to visit. We kept treats just in case.
    49 days ago
    THAT is great news.
    Even greater is when we meet up, and we will maybe sooner than later, maybe the "boys" would like to visit too! They are so cute!
    Seems I remember when you had no dogs!

    51 days ago
    Awwww so glad visits can start again! Blessings.
    51 days ago
    How lovely to hear from Brody. I love the story of him getting caught in the room. Makes me think of my cat, Sheba. Apparently she's decided she's a dog because she wants everything that Daisy gets. So one day not long ago we all 3 went outside. I had to get something from the front and when I came back Sheba was gone. I assumed she went back in the house, so did Daisy and I. A couple hours later, when I couldn't find her, I went to look outside and there she was. Mad that I'd left her outside!

    I'm so glad that Brody and Riley will be able to make visits again. That's wonderful news!
    51 days ago
    What a happy story! Hugs and snuggles!
    51 days ago
    What a great "happy news" thing to hit my in-box today! I'm many states away and excited for you, Brody and Riley! emoticon
    51 days ago
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