What a week this has been for Mommy, Lucy and me. First, Mommy got her full credentials to be a volunteer therapy team at Chalmers P Wylie VA Clinic in Columbus, Ohio, with Lucy as the star. There are only five therapy teams at this location and there are so many humans who need our love. On Wednesday Mommy and Lucy appeared at the Clinic. Oh, what a diva. I swear when we are at the VA Lucy's little (we dare not say "big") butt wags back and forth. You work it girl!
Friday, Mommy's Book about me was published and is on Amazon.com for humans to buy. I know I am a special furry-cute-pup, but people are actually paying to read my story. That is so neat! Mommy says the second book could be out in several months, but I cannot tell time and I do not know if she is speaking in doggie time or human time. The next book is about Lucy and me and what we do as Therapy Dogs and the places we go to. Mommy said she writes the books so children will understand how important and special we are as Therapy Dogs. Our job is a really neat job. Make sure you pick up the first book and be looking for the second.
The book came to our house as a POOF copy. The book was small and the picture of Lucy did not look like her when daddy uses the hair blower. Am I confused? Oh, sorry. Daddy just told me it is a PROOF COPY not a POOF COPY. It was really funny when the PROOF COPY came in because I looked at it and saw me and Lucy and Nellie in it. I even saw my furry daddy, Two-Bob, but I cannot read. Now Miss Nellie was really smart. She could read. She was my big sister and she is with God in heaven. Lucy cannot read; she only eats books. Mommy said the book is for human "pups"; their breed is called children.
If you're a veteran, please come and see Lucy and me at the VA on Wednesdays. For the next six Thursdays Lucy and I will be appearing at the Sunbury Community Library. Lucy and I are doing the Read-to-a-Dog program for children, and we are so excited.
Daddy got a call from his police friend Big Jake and he said we have another appearance to do. Mark your calendars, little ones, for Saturday, July 7. Come and join Lucy and me with a lot of nice humans. It will be Fish with a Cop. It's from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Blue Lime Park In Delaware Ohio. There will be free fishing poles, bait, and other fishing gear, along with other free stuff. Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be there to teach fishing. Then the children will get to fish with policemen and maybe a few firemen. My daddy will be one of the policemen. I am so proud. It will be a great time for all, and Lucy and I are looking forward to all the pets and hugs. I hope we will see you there!
My sister Lucy and I were in invited to the Chalmers P Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center open house. What a fantastic time we had and we met a lot of new friends. Daddy told me this Center is for all the people who were in the military; he called them veterans. After Daddy told me what a person did to become a veteran and what they gave up in their life, I think they should be called HEROES.
At this open house Lucy, Mommy, Daddy and I attended as part of the new therapy dog program for the Chalmers P Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center. There are six teams of therapy dogs that make up our squad. We visit through the week and on weekends to make all the heroes and doctors, nurses and staff feel welcome and loved. Let me tell you, they gave us a lot of love.
I've got a secret to share with you. It was Lucy's first time as an International Therapy Dog. She did great, but Mommy looked whipped after 2 hours with Lucy. When they were trying to take our picture Lucy kept putting her butt to the camera. She sometimes is so funny and everyone, including Mommy, was laughing so hard. Daddy finally had to scoot her around so she was facing the camera.
Now for me. I went everywhere on the first floor and met so many people. Of course, everyone wanted to have their picture taken with me. Then Daddy took me to the second floor to visit more people. We took the box that goes up and down; daddy calls this an elevator and I did great. When we reached the second floor, I took one step out of the elevator, my legs went four different directions and I landed on my belly. Me, handsome and cool, looking like a clumsy Newfoundland rug. I tried to get up, but I kept sliding everywhere. Daddy finally pushed some button and that box opened and Daddy pushed me in. Once I was inside the elevator I got up and looked cool again. The rest of the day we stayed on the ground floor. Daddy told me people can say "HI" to me going up and "Bye" to me coming down.
Lucy and I will be at the VA Center every week for the next 6 months so if you're one of those heroes, look for us. If you live in the Sunbury area, every Thursday in June and the first Thursday in July Lucy and I are learning to be good listeners. We have been asked by the Sunbury Community Library to let people read to us. We will be there in the library from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Please go sign up and we will listen to you read us good books.
Follow Einstein and his sister Lucy
As they volunteer their time with Autmow customers and many others
About the Author
I am a retired Police officer that has the great pleasure of hanging around with a wonderful furry friends, Einstein and Lucy.