Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fun visitors

Every day we have visitors come to the nursing home, and while we are thankful for each of them, there are some that are welcomed by more staff and residents than others.
Whenever kids or pets come, they are warmly welcomed and given lots of attention.
Last week the daughter of one of our residents brought in her puppies.

They arrived in their kennel and seemed to have no problem in crawling over each other.
There were 2 black puppies and one brown one.



This black one was very sweet and laid back, and looked much cuter in person than in this photo.





This brown one was a snuggler. Several staff members were wanting to kidnap her.
They are Sharpei/puggle mixes and are so cute! They were quickly surrounded by staff members and were held by many residents. I think it made their day!

24 comments:

sara said...

oh my word they are adorable!!!

Sue O said...

I want one. Only I would end up regretting it, because it would never grow up and leave home and give me cute grandbabies, so I will resist.

Nancy said...

They are so adorable.....I bet the residents love it when animals and kids come to visit......

Looks like the staff loved them too....

Nancy said...

They were a big hit that day for sure. I think everyone wanted to take one home~~~

ancient one said...

I was visiting a nursing home once, and someone brought in two white dogs almost as tall as a pony. I was in the hall waiting to visit my SIL. I was not comfortable as they passed, but the patients loved the dogs. Now, if there are children around, especially babies, THEY would have had MY attention.

Betsy said...

those puppies are just adorable!

Karin said...

Loved your story - same response must be universal - children and dogs help us to smile, come out of our shells, talk baby or puppy talk, and generally become much more alive - unless of course we happen to be afraid of dogs.

We do have both groups visiting our seniors on a regular basis! It's the highlight of the day when that happens!

Terra said...

Adorable bundles of love, and spirit lifters.

Maple Lane said...

Such sweet faces and a joy to hold such a warm bundle of love!

Susan said...

I am not a real dog lover but they are adorable!!!

Pat said...

They are so cute! I can see how they would brighten any one's day!

LL Cool Joe said...

How come those wrinkles look so adorable on a puppy but not on a human being??

A Stone Gatherer said...

So very cute!

septembermom said...

Such adorable little visitors!!! Thanks Mari so much for your friendship and support during this crazy job hunt over the year! I really appreciate it :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwww, how precious. Just look at those pudgy faces. Sweet. I want one.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Awwwww! So sweet! I'm sure the residents loved snuggling with those cuties!

Sharon said...

I am sure those cuties were the hit of the day. Those little pudgy faces are to cute not to love.
I think it is wonderful that the residents get to have guests like this.
Hugs

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh mercy, that brown one ... I want to smell the puppy breath!

Leslie Payne said...

Who cares about allergies...I want one! So cute.

Brenda said...

They are so cute. Love the brown one! How special for the residents to be able to enjoy them. Bet it makes their day.

Musicaljean said...

So cute!! I'm sure they just made the residents' day!

Anita said...

Lovable and adorable pups. :)

I took my dog to a nursing home when visiting my father-in-law, and like you said, the residents could not get enough of her.

Shelly said...

I always loved it when pets visited!

Kim said...

Absolutely adorable! Our neighbors had a Sharpei and I just thought it was so cute.