Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Next Stop...Rehab

Friday we took Skeeter for a visit residents at a Long Term Care and Rehab Facility

This is my friend Rich. He is also my Photoshop Professor/tutor. He is also responsible for pushing me to learn photoshop. He would not let me quit when I got frustrate.  

Rich was outside waiting and was the first person to see Skeeter. Skeeter wanted no part the chair. (remember it was his first time seeing one)
 About 10 minutes later, Skeeter pulled on his rope and towed Kathy over to Rich, I stood breathless to see what he would do.

He walked up to Rich and reached out and touched his hand as though to say "I'm sorry, I did not mean to pull back" go ahead, pet me. That started the PetAThon. He walked up and down and in between and let eveyone feel his soft ears and pet to their heart content.


 Rich is kind enough to give me permission to use him in my post. Thank you Rich for being the Star of today's post and for teaching me and pushing me to get better in PS.

13 comments:

Kathy Wolfe said...

I have to let everyone that reads your blog know what a great time I had taking Skeeter to visit on Friday. I do have to admit my heart was "busting with pride" on how well my little guy did and it was awesome watching how much the residents appreciated spending time with him. Thanks for setting this up, hope to do more of these visits. Kathy aka Skeeter's Mom

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I'm a new follower. You need to join in at Angela's Show and Tail over at West Virginia Treasures! It's about animals today. Welcome new friend. sandie

LC said...

Skeeter is amazing! I also appreciated how you managed your photos to capture the event while abiding by the privacy policies. My mother resides in assisted living now, and community groups and individuals who share their lives with residents are a blessing. Way to go Kathy, Sandra and Skeeter!

Mama-Bug said...

What a sweet post today Sandra and thanks for sharing your friend Rich. Skeeter is so precious and I'm sure all the residents enjoyed him alot.

Snapper II said...

Sandra.
You are a fantastic Blogger. This Blog is truly your finest Hour. You bring so much pleasure to those you touch with your blog, and the Folks at the home you've been voluntering at for so long. I have been so amazed at Your Friend RICH since you first mentioned Him in your blogs and e-mails. Rich is a true Hero and a legend to me, a man to follow and admire. Thats why you are my Hero.

Nezzy said...

There's just nothin' that will brighten your day like a little donkey love! Skeeter is a sweetheart. We have 12 donkeys here on the Ponderosa. All full size, one mammoth and one a baby, Peanut. It looks like the folks really enjoyed him too.

God bless ya and have the most incredible day!!! :o)

Ginny said...

I see my friend Sandie has found you! She saw you on my sisters post, her posts are so full of all kinds of different and interesting stuff that I don't know how she does it. Yes, I finally get to see Rich!! And you managed to get pictures of loving time with Skeeter and the patients without showing their faces, clever photography! I'm glad to see Rich at last, and what an amazing story!! Be sure and check out my comment on your second post below.

jack69 said...

Congrats on learning Photoshop, I get too frustrated working with it. I do only the very minor things.
Great blog. We stick around the Wildwood area of Florida, but for now are headed back to NC for a few weeks then back.
I was randomly reading blogs, looked in on Friend Fred 'From the cabin' and found you.
Nice Blog. also good work.
Take care

SquirrelQueen said...

Skeeter is such a sweet little fellow, he just needed to get use to some new things. This is a great post Sandra, well done.

S. Etole said...

What a great friend and mentor you have ... and what a delightful little Skeeter.

srp said...

What an adorable little fellow. If we had one of these, I wonder if we would need the yard guy anymore. We would have kids lined up at the fence for sure.

Levonne said...

Bless you Skeeter!

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, I loved reading about Skeeter and the way he [eventually] interacted with the people in the rehab.