"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On being a PAT dog

Paddy here, just to give you an update on the little white thing and his therapping.
Yesterday, Jenny took him to meet the area co-ordinator, who was taking them both on one of her visits to a nursing home. 
They were away ALL afternoon and skipped off at lunchtime without so much as a backward glance. It's lucky for me that Keith was still here, although he was outside most of the time playing some game arranging bricks in the front garden. All beyond me, but I expect Jenny will get round to telling you about it some time soon. 
Of course, when they finally did come back, Jake's head was bigger than ever. (I really am going to have to take him in hand and remind him who's boss!) He was strutting around telling me about how the people at the nursing home had thought he was absolutely wonderful and one old lady had wanted to keep him! Unfortunately, he didn't give me her name so that I could contact her and say, "She's all yours, Missis!"
Mind you, he did seem quite tired and spent most of the evening asleep. Jenny said that the lady who took them had a black labrador called Bill and, when he was not being fussed over, Jake spent most of his time with his nose 'in close proximity with Bill's posterior.'
Of course, being only a humble dog, I have no idea what that means, but I get the feeling it's not something to boast about...


cheshire wife said...

Paddy - a word of advice. Keep your distance from the nursing home.

Jennyta said...

I'm sure he will, CW ;)

elaine rickett said...

Poor old Paddy I expect he has a complex now.

ZACL said...

Paddy, if you like going for walkies and doing lots of physical things, Like chasing after balls that are thrown a long way for you, you are better off staying tuned in to where you are. Lots of people who like 'therapping' dogs, are not able to do all the run-around things. They want to pet and and pat and chat, which is very nice, I grant you, but, you might get bored with it.

I am sure you are lovely as you are.

Jennyta said...

He's just taking refuge in being thoroughly lazy, Elaine. No change then!

Jennyta said...

Ball? What's a ball? Wouldn't have a clue what to do with it if you gave me one, ZACL!


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