Monday, February 23, 2009

A Little Chicken Soup

For the ICU Nurses Soul:

This lovely arrangement (complete with mylar balloons) just arrived in the ICU - the head nurse brought it to our room reminding us that there are no flowers allowed in the ICU. I nodded, but I had already seen the envelope as she handed the flowers to me.

Never to fear, this was for the ICU nurses!!! The people who brighten my day, every day and every night, who take amazing care of my husband - who allow Bogart to pretend he's a therapy dog - and of me as well, camped out on the chair next to him.

The card says: To all the nurses in the ICU. Thank you for being so kind to our friend Brodie (ha! - I fixed that to say Bogie) letting him visit his dad. From Putter, Maggie & Mitch

I put all of the balloons together, so that the Gooberstan ones could hang with the Maggie & Mitch and Putter ones. They do look awfully darned cute together, and there is no way Klaus would not be able to see them.

Maggie, Mitch, Putter... you should have seen the faces of the nurses when I told them that they had just received flowers from 3 Airedales. No one believed me at first! The flowers are now in the nurses' break room, so that everyone can enjoy them - and they're gorgeous!!!

That was an incredibly sweet and thoughtful thing for you to do. I too have been thinking of how can I possibly thank all of the incredible nurses that have kept my husband alive, and kept my husband comfortable. Especially on a Monday - a day that most of us aren't that fond of - to see a pretty arrangement in their break room has gotta make 'em smile. Normally I would throw in something about getting better service by kissing a little butt - but there really isn't any better to get. Sweet Maggie, Handsome Mitch, and Gorgeous Putter, you simply have to give a big aire kiss to your mama's for me. While I am sure this was your idea, I know that without opposable thumbs you could not have ordered the flowers yourself (maybe over the phone... to another Airedale who answered... and translated the Airedale into English... ok now it's getting silly).





Deetz said...

WOW, Maggie, Mitch and Putter that was pawsome!!!! Way to go!
Now Lulu you need to start eating a good lunch...If you don't start eating you will start receiving snackies and kibbles from all us Airedales and maybe a chewy bone or two......

Lady Kaos said...

Oh, how sweet those 3 are!!! I'm so glad your nurses are so wonderful.
You better take care of yourself, too!!!! Eat, rest and make sure you get lots of Bogie kisses, too so you won't end up sick, too and so you'll be ready take care of everybody once Klaus is ready to go home.
Kaotic hugs to you and the nurses!!!!

Petey said...

Nurses are just the best! The hardest working caretakers who probably are least recognized for their efforts. Thank you Putter, Mitch & Maggie for giving these loving people their due!

(Chocolates are always welcomed at nurses stations, too!)

So great to hear that Klaus is more alert and on less medication. Just keep putting one paw in front of the other, day by day!

Furry kisses,

Petey (and his Mom)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so very glad we made the nurses smile and we're even more glad that we made Miss Lulu smile (thank you for fixing the typo on Bogie's name) We are praying so hard for that miracle to happen!
We love you all!

Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

Now that is one sweet and thoughtful thing they did!!! And the more those nurses smile, the more love and care they will give to Klaus and you.

Woos, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Bette Midler sang woo've got have furiends!

In the world of DWB, WOO so do!

Furry nice to think of the IKhU staff!


Putter said...

OMG! Bogie and LuLu!

We are so happiest ever that the balloons and the flowers arrived! We are so happiest ever that they made the nurses smile ... ICU nurses are the best everest and these guys seem particularly bestest everest! OMG! OMG! OMG! We are happy that they smiled and that you did tooest! We are also so happiest that Klaus is having a goodest day! We are with you every minute!


Putter and Kate ...

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD...the nursies must have been so surprised and happy! All this good zen, vibes and love are totally making a difference, I just know it is!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Cool balloons! Tell Klaus they want him to get UP UP and Away! (from the ICU)Your nurses are dears.They know what Klaus needs to help him recover. We're still with you. Love,Cassie,Pat BabyRD & Hootie

Stanley said...

You know, Maggsie, Mitch, Putter and their mamas are the COOLEST! I'm so glad somedog did something for the FAB nurses you have in the ICU. Now *I* won't have to make my girl roadtrip me all the way out there to smooch them up with my gooberific juiciness!

Please give Klaus a smooch from all of us here in GooberStan, and be sure to take some of the smooches we're sending for yourself.

We LOVE you and are hoping for more and more good days piled on top of each other.

Goober love,

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Lovely gifts from lovely pals.
will keep thinking of you guys.

extra slurpy licks,

wally said...

Those balloons would make me smile! And it was nice of you to share the flowers. I think those nurses are wonderful for letting Bogart visit. And I see from your other post that you are doing a wonderful job taking care of the house so it will be welcoming when your mom and dad come home!

wally t.

Mango said...

Dales rock! They think of everything. The balloons look very happy. We are continuing to cross all paws.


Agatha and Archie said...

Oh we are so happy! Those guys rock.....and we are glad that he is listening to music...that will help a lot( and there is research to back it PL2 says) WE ARE SENDING GIANT KISSES FOR EVERYONE..PL2 sounds like things are slowly moving in the right way! What a good thing he is able to be a little
lighter..A good sign!!! I am sure the nurse nurses adored the present and even more so from a dog!!!!! They will all be telling that story tonight at shift report! Keep are doing a great job...A+A+PL2(don't forget to eat!!(I wasn't gonna say that but the nurse in me made me do it)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lulu and Bogart!
Sure is nice you shared with the nurses the flowers. I am sure they are loving them!
I am so happy to know Klaus opened his eyes and he is taking less meds. He will be getting better and better.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

What a kind and loving thought Maggie, Mitch and Putter.
The nurses just don't know the power of the dog but they're learning!!!!

Thinking of you!
Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Sophie Brador said...

That is so great! Dogs really are the best people sometimes. :-)

I am very happy to hear that Klaus is showing signs of improvement. I'm sure that Bogart's visits have a lot to do with it.

Thinking about you guys.


Kirby said...

What a wonderful surprise from Maggie, Mitch and Putter! Those ICU nurses really deserve the beautiful arrangement for all the super things they've done. It makes me giggle that they got flowers from three super duper 'dales, bet they are telling everone about their doggy flowers. I hope Klaus looks up and sees all those amazing balloons floating in the room and feels all the love we all have for him and the whole family.

With love,
Kirby & family


That was so sweet of Putter, Maggie & Mitch. I know, having worked at a hospital for 42 years, that nurses are not appreaciated enough for all they do or paid enough for that matter. We are so happy to hear that Klaus had a better day. I have all my dachsie friends praying for Klaus and you too. You need to start eating so you can be string for when Klaus home.

Our thoughts & prayers are ever with you all.

God bless....Mona & the Mommy

Dino and Family said...

Bravo Maggie, Mitch and Putter!!!Thanks for making everyone's day brighter!
Hugs for you, Lulu! Hang on there! Love, Dino

Jackson said...

What a lovely gesture from Maggie, Mitch and Putter! We all know that nurses deserve the best for all that they do.
Here's hoping that Klaus enjoys seeing all the balloons. Paws crossed, J1 & J xxx

Suzuki said...

aww thats furry sweet :)
Big licks to you

Molly and Taffy said...

Maggie, Mitch and Putter are the best sending a gift to the nurses.

Lulu, we are absolutely delighted that Klaus had a better day.

Molly and Taffy

Jeannie and Marvin said...

oh Lulu, what a wonderful surprise!

Airedale flowers, surely the best flowers in all the wide world!

So pleased to read Klaus is doing better, I am sure it is all the good vibes we are all sending him and you, and Bogart from all over the dog blogging world.

lotsaluv and healing vibes,

Jeannie, Marvin and Family xxxxxx

Martha Basset said...

What lovely, thoughtful dogs airedales are - we had no idea! Sure Klauss will smile when he sees them!
Really pleased to hear Klauss needing less medication - thank goodness for ICU's and their staff the world over. Thinking of you.
lots of love

Martha, Bailey & Family xxx

PS We are in Scotland too so collective good vibes from our wee part of the world!

Snowball said...

Its so sweet of Maggie, Mitch and Putter to send you balloon and flowers for the nurses. I hope the chicken soup will help Klaus to get better faster.


Lynne said...

My 5 dogs are sending a song your way: "It's Getting Better All The Time" by the Beatles. (Yes, their mom is old).
Beautiful balloons, beautiful nurses, beautiful friends. So fitting for a beautiful family.
My thoughts are still with you.

Daniella said...

Kudos and wags to Putter, Maggie & Mitch for your wonderful generosity and doing something we all heartily support. Yay for the nurses!! Yay for Putter, Maggie & Mitch! Aire magic for sure!!
So happy to read that you are keeping your spirits up Lulu (sing away!) and that Klaus has improved a little. Prayers continue.
Dani and Axel

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Sooo sweet of those Aire kids! How great was that? And Lulu, I never met a nurse yet who didn't like FOOD!!! Cakes, cookies, brownies, anything! We are always eating on the run, so we does love our foodables!
Jamie & the texas sun dogs