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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Curious Elmo

Had I known how curious Elmo would be, I would have named her "Curious George"! She just loves to explore and seems to enjoy life more than other dogs. Her curiosity does get her into trouble at times but it provides lots of entertainment for her human family. She played with this empty Cheetos bag for a long time recently. I guess it was the rattle of the paper or perhaps the smell of Cheetos' dust but whatever the intrigue; it was pure joy watching her face disappear, only to reappear with the orange dust sprinkles.

Elmo's "Therapy Dog" training continues and each week she has passed the activities with flying colors. Tonight she gets to visit Hospice patients for the first time. This experience has really been a BLESSING to me and I feel so fortunate, to have adopted such a "curious" dog, that would be able to share so much love with others.

12 Comments:

Blogger Hilary said...

I caught Duncan with his face stuck in his treat box on Saturday. Too funny. Silly boys. Sounds like you are having fun with wedding plans and showers. Keep posting pictures of that cute Elmo.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

I used to have a dog that would stick his head in an empty pop can box and it would take him a little while to get it back off. It was always funny watching this dog shaking his box head. But once he got it off it didn't stop him from sticking it back in. LOL

I'm glad to hear that Elmo is passing with flying colors. I'm sure she is going to be a huge blessing to all those hospice patients.

1:17 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

I am looking forward to hearing stories about how Hospice patients respond to Elmo when she goes to visit...and visa-versa, that is how Elmo responds to them.

3:38 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

My little Robbie (now departed) loved Starbucks. He's stick his nose in the cup to lick the bottom droplets and then couldn't get the cup off. LOL

9:54 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
So glad Elmo's therapy training is going well. I'd also love to hear how the visit with Hospice patients goes..
:)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Dogs can be so much fun - and cats as well. I never thought cats could be so much fun until we inherited both the kids' for awhile (both are gone now). But I am so glad you are going to be able to watch him in the therapeutic setting. I think I told you that our School of Social Work has a program like that called Human Animal Bond in Colorado and it is a great thing. Very much in demand.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love dogs - and that little one sounds like a real keeper. Taking him to see hospice patients is going to bless everyone. I think it is a wonderful thing to do.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

To answer your question in the comment: It drives me crazy, too. In fact, in college I went to a guy who was supposed to help us learn to speed read. He was a psychologist, and when I told him I needed help because typing in my head was causing my reading to slow down, he asked me to be his secretary!! I couldn't believe it.

I think I do probably play the piano and organ in my head as well. I'll have to pay more attention!

5:11 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Our Westie has a thing for old kleenex. If he gets ahold of a kleenex on the girl's nightstand, he just chews it up. It's kind of a messy habit.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I used to have a Scottie dog that loved the smell of coffee bags. She would tear around the kitchen with them, throw them in the air and bark. It was too funny.

Tell us more about what Elmo is being trained for.

Josie

6:16 PM  
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Blogger Paul Joe said...

Roses truly last forever,to me they are floweres of such character,wisdom and strength,and iam sure that is what your student saw in you!
Wonderful!

11:33 PM  

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