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Visiting Grampy

January 22nd 2011 6:39 am
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We have been getting a lot of snow here the last couple of weeks. There really isn't any place left to put any more. One storm was over 18 inches! Both mom and dad stayed home that day. A couple of days later we got another storm. This one had snow followed by ice pellets! That made everything slippery. Yesterday we got about 6 more inches! I like running in the soft snow as long as there isn't too much of it. If it is too deep and crusty, I don't like it. Mom had made paths for me in the yard. I run up and down the paths. With all the tall snow banks I have a hard time finding a place to do my business. Also mom can't take me for long walks because of the ice. Mom has a bad back and she is very afraid of falling. I can understand that. I hope Spring comes soon!

Last weekend we went to visit Grampy. He wasn't at his usual house! Mom explained to me that he is very sick and not doing very well. He has a bad heart and his kidneys aren't working like they should. He is also very weak. Grampy is staying in a nursing home/rehabilitation center. I had never been to one before. Mom said that some dogs work in these places. They visit the old and sick people that live there. I must admit the place kind of smelled like a Vets office. There were long hallways with lots of rooms. We finally found Grampy. I recognized him but he was attached to this strange machine that made hissing noises. Mom said it made oxygen for Grampy to breath better. I got used to it after awhile. Daddy brought my blanket for me to lay down on because the floors were hard. There were other strange objects in the room. Mom told me they were wheel chairs and walkers.I did fine actually. I wasn't too uncomfortable and was able to lie down and relax. We visited for awhile. Grampy was happy to see us. It was a long drive in the car to get there. When we left I met another dog. He was little terrier mix. I was happy to see him at first, but then he just kept barking at me! I didn't do anything! I gave him calming signals and ignored him. Still he kept on barking until we left. Mom says we will go back to visit again soon. I hope Grampy gets better. I like his house better.


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