Thursday, August 19, 2010

Truffle at the hospital

No she is fine, we are just a week back from camp and have lots to post about our summer and the trip up to GDB's open house, but I wanted to post some pics of our trip last night to visit a friend in the hospital. A friend of mine had to spend a LONG time in the hospital so that she could be monitored for a chronic condition. She has to stay in her room hooked up to tons of machines to record her brain waves, my friend also happens to be 12 yrs old. Well yesterday was hump day in her hospital stay, she is not allowed to handle any electronic devices (no cell, gameboys, ipod, ect...) so there has been lots of arts and crafts, reading and movie watching. We thought that a visit from Truffie would be a great way of helping pass the time. Because my friend was in bed - this one time I let Truffie up on the bed. You could tell she wasn't sure if she should be up there but soon was rolling around and having a great time with her buddy. That was until she knocked a wire loose and her time on the bed came to an end. We kind of hid her behind a chair while the nurse came in and fixed the wire, not that she was mis-behaving, she was just being her silly labbie self.


After dinner my friend and Truffles played some on the floor, she gave her a 'hat' just like the one she was wearing, made her do some commands and generally loved on Truffie. All in all it was a good trip, everyone behaved well (people especially- you know is it always the humans cause all the trouble), and Truf didn't seem phased by the whole experience (sights, smells and equipment). Other than being very hungry she could have hung out and been the center of attention all day long. We might try for another visit over the weekend if my friend is still there.

ps - don't know why blogger is being stupid about the pictures, this is the original orientation that were taken, I flipped them when I imported them to my computer, but blogger flipped them back when I uploaded them. Go Figure.....


Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I think that's a great reason to break the rules and allow Truffle on the bed. She's already a therapy dog! I'm sure your friend felt a lot better after a visit from Truffle.

Raiser Erin said...

I'm glad that she got on the bed with your little friend. That's totally fine in my book. Good Girl Truffle!

Rocco and I hope that she is out of the hospital and well again very soon.