Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oops I Did it Again

Oops, I Did it Again...

Slipped into the ICU...

And licked daddy's hand...

Oh baby, baby...

Ah yes, your eyes do not deceive you. Bogart made a return engagement to the ICU this evening for some much-needed thairepy. And this time he was even more affectionate toward Klaus than the last.

Marge, one of the sweet nurses that has been taking care of Klaus, brought me a bagel on the first day that I was here with him. It was a lovely gesture, but I haven't been able to eat much and so it sat untouched. Until tonight. I broke off small pieces of the bagel and put them between Klaus' fingers. Bogart is a bagel man, and enjoys a piece or two now and then. So he could not help himself - he had to dig between Klaus' fingers to get at those pieces of bagel with that gigantic tongue of his. Klaus' reaction could not be clearer if he sat up and started singing. His blood pressure told the story. There indeed is nothing in the world like the feeling of stroking our pets. So thank you Marge for the bagel! I didn't exactly eat it, but it did very good things.

And then we had a surprise visit from Josh & Susan - who brought me food (which looks fantastic by the way Susan, I promise that I will get to eating this right after I'm done blogging). Josh and Klaus are beer brewing buddies, and Josh has let the whole Brew Crew know about Klaus so they can raise a glass.

I know that Klaus is feeling the love from all over the world that is flowing his way. I desperately wish I could say that he is suddenly up and running around again, having a beer, and complaining about something. But we're not there... yet.




Sparky said...


I'm glad you could sneak in again to see your human Dad, I'm sure he really loves having you there beside him, licking his fingers... You are the best kind of therapy ever, my friend!

Lulu, we are still praying every day for Klaus' recovery... May God comfort you at this hard time!


Petey said...

Oh Bogie, you are the best-ever The-aire-apy dog — for both your Daddy and your Mommy. (Now, you make sure she eats something, okay? She needs to take care of herself so she can take care of you and Dad!).

You have been blessed with some wonderful nurses with a keen understanding of patient care. (When Mommy was recently in the hospital, she got a whole new appreciation for nurses.)

Thrilled to hear that Klaus reacted so well to Bogart's presence. One step at a time...

Lots of terrier love,

Petey (and his Mom)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
Sure it was great that you went to see your Dad again!
I've told you. He knows you are there.
Lulu, we understand that you are not in the mood to eat much, but you need it!
Please take care of yourself too!
Paws crossed.
Kisses and hugs

Daniella said...

Just checking in to see how Klaus is doing. So delighted to see Bogie back by his Dad working his magic. Lulu, please EAT. I was recently ill and lost 10 lbs - please please remember to eat, it's important that you keep your strength up and stay healthy. Please look after YOURSELF, Klaus will need you like never before when he starts getting better...if you can't eat, buy some Ensure - the chocolate is yummy and its a whole meal in a drink that will keep you strong!
Just call me Mother. LOL
Big pats and kisses to Bogie. Hugs to you and gentle finger strokes to Klaus.
The praying continues!!

Daniella and Axel

PS Tell those nurses THEY ROCK!!! I think DWB should send them a card...maybe email me their names?

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Blogger is being BIG stoopid tonight but I pawservered!

ANYWAY, we won't have to khall woo Britney will we?

That is sooo furry khool woo got to spread the love again!

Maybe there is hope fur hooomans after all!

We are still powering my paws fur your dad AND mom!

Asta said...


I've been waiting all day to heaw, and seeing Bogie thewe again giving Klaus his love and iwethewapy and stwength..clevew clevew nuwsies..thank them fow us too!!!They obviously weally know theiw medecin. Now Mommi is going to wag hew fngew too..Lulu, twy weally hawd to eat..all this stwess can be so hawd on youw body..listen to us pleez twy.We awe continooing sending ouw love and pwayews..We believe in the powew of the paw and LOVE
smoochie kisses

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


I glad to hear of a hospital that would let you in! I wish there were more hospitals like the one your Dad's in. There is nothing like our love to shift things towards the better!! Your Dad knew that you are there, either it was your hot breath or your loving licks, he knew! Keep up the good work!

We will keep up our end TOO!

With pways and good Zen coming your way,
Luna- the scruffy yacth dog

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

How happy it makes us to see Bogie getting to sneak in to see his Daddy.(Uh, do remind him to wear his undies-we don't want the puparazzi getting those embarrassin "kittycat" shots,like they did of britneee! ) Yep-you have some wise nurses! They truly know ALL aspects of caring for their patients!!! (Please tell them from one ICU RN to another, "I'm proud of y'all~!!)
One step at a time, one day at a time, Lulu. And you really should listen to the advice about eating. I didn't and have lost over 10 lbs....shhh don't tell on me. But the chocolate ensure does taste ok. I finally got to where I just have to MAKE myself eat. Remember, you can't take care of your Klaus if you don't stay in shape!!
Hang in there you crazy kids! (I believe you are the first couple I have known who were married by Elvis! Pretty dang cool, if you ask me.)
Please do not forget that y'all remain in our hearts, and Sunny&Scooter are howling to heaven for their gramma AND Klaus! I will keep on praying,
Jamie& Sundog & Scootoober (his Gooberstan name! :)

Faya said...

Love is a good therapy. Even the best if you ask me. But please Lulu take care of you.
We love you so much,
Kisses, Faya & Dyos & VĂ©ronique

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Bogart we are so happy that you got to see your daddy again and helped to lower his blood pressure. You are a wonderful helper for your dad. So good that his friends got to come to show love to you all too. We send our best wishes and the parents are keeping you all in prayer too. Love & airehugs,BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Hello, Bogart! We're sorry to be visiting your blog under these circumstances, but we wanted to stop by and wish you and your family well, your dad especially, of course. We'll be thinking of you all and contributing to all the healing vibes heading your dad's way.

Hope your dad gets better soon!


Chef said...

Bogart, I just know your Papa feels your love and it's helping him to get strong ... just like the kiss your Mama talked about. You and your Mama being at his side is all he needs because you're bringing him love and hope. We're still praying and won't stop until he walks out of that hospital! Stay strong and positive, Bogie and Lulu. We're all in this with you.

Chef and Linda

Jeannie and Marvin said...

Dear Lulu

even though I don't 'know' you, and also we have been absent from the blogs for a long while, returning only recently,however, Bogart was one of our first blogging pals way back on our first (well actually second) blog.

Also just before we left the blogging world Bogart sent Marvin a lovely treat in the post. Then I deleted sadly and we lost contact with every dog etc.

But the first thing I thought of this morning when I woke up was you and Klaus, and I could not wait to turn the computer on to see how things were going for Klaus and for you and Bogart.

My thoughts and wishes are with you, our paws are crossed neatly here just waiting for some good news.

The photos are lovely of Bogart and you, just want Klaus to be up and smiling into the camera with you as well.

take care of yourself, although it is difficult to want to eat, you must!

lots of Scottish Love, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxx

Stanley said...


If you start hanging out with KFed, I'm seriously going to PUKE (then eat it up), man! I can deal with you embodying the song, though. It does this goober heart good to see you there by your dad's bed with your sweet mama. The fact that there are some nice shots of your juicy schnoz is just a nice bonus for my girl (she's totally in love with you, man ~ especially your schnoz)!

I'm not surprised your dad knew you were there and totally responded. WoOOoHooOO! Get ready for your career as a thaire-apy dog once you get your dad well.

Now, please tell your sweet mama that noone wants to have to open up a can of whoopass on her (Opy is the champ at this), but we may just have to do that if that's what it will take to get her to eat something. We love her and want her to stay well, man. That's all.

Hey, any chance you could move into your dad's room for a few days? Maybe your nurses could make a place for your bed & bowls. Just think about it.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley, (for Stella, Merv & Lisa)

Jackson said...

The nurses at the hospital ROCK! I'm sure it did Klaus the power of good to get another sneak visit from Bogart. Thinking of you all...J x

Martha Basset said...

Hi Lulu
We have found our way here from our dog blogging buddies. We are so very sorry to hear that Klaus is so poorly.
Sadly our mum has experience of one of our human brother's being very ill in intensive care a few years ago.
We were not here then but have heard how our loving predecessor Harry helped the entire family through at the time. It is amazing how much very ill people actually are aware of what is going on. The power of touch is immense.
Go for walks with Bogart as you do need time away to do the ordinary things.
Stay strong knowing you are very much in everyone's thoughts and prayers. Keep talking and touching and we pray that Klaus will tell you all about it soon.
Our very best wishes to you all
Martha, Bailey and their Mum xxx

Suzuki said...

Its good to see your are still smiling Bogart :)
All my paws are still crossed for your Dad.
Big licks to you

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad you got to visit your dad again, Bogie! Those nurses are very smart to want you there encouraging your dad to get better soon!
Mom says that she's sharing her bagel with us this morning and that we're saying an extra special prayer for your dad!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...

Bogart, we are delighted you got to visit your Dad again. You are doing a great job keep up the excellent work.

Lulu, thank you for letting us all know how Klaus is very day. We are continuing to pray hard.

Take care.

Molly, Taffy and Hilary

Mango said...

Bogart! You have the power, dude! Now get your mama to eat her kibbles!


P.S. We enjoyed those silly Elvis pictures. I bet that Lacie would love a showgirl outfit like your mama.


Bogart you are the best medicine. I am going to call u Bogart MD. I am glad to see you can sneak into the ICU and help your dad. Keep up the good healing work.


Moco said...

We say good for you Bogart. Good for your momma, Lulu. Good for Josh and Susan and the Brew Crew. Especially good for all the staff at the hospital that are in tune to some of the best mental health therapy a person can get-their beloved pet. The vibes are coming your way.

Alasandra said...

Bogart we are so happy you got to go visit your Daddy again. Healing purrs and puppy licks. ~S,S,C & F

Lucia said...

Bogie, keep taking good care of your mama (tell her to mangia, mangia!)and your papa. When I grow up, I want to have a beautiful heart and beautiful nose like yours!

Painter Pack said...

We is so glad that Bogart got to see his daddy again! That is pawsome! And we all know that Klaus felt the love from Bogie! There is nothing like a furrys love! I will keeps my paws crossed for Klaus until he gets all better! My mom doesn't have paws, so she prays. And for Bogart's mom, take care of yourself.

Mya Boo Boo

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Bogie! We are all so happy you got to go back to see your Dad and that he got to give you some bagel........this will be what helps him the most out of everything!!!(and your shnozz looks lovely there) Now PL2 wants you tell the ICU nurses(from one ICU nurse to another) that they are the best and she loves them for taking such good care of a special person....and then she says that she knows it is hard to even think of eating anything but tell you Mom do give it a small try...that is the last thing you need for her to not feel well!! We continue to send huge zen and crossed paws and legs and think of you 3 all the time..Love A+A+PL2(Diana)

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer bogart,
i am followin u now ... an i am followin da grate klaus, hopin dat he iz gettin stronger.
yer frend an admirer ... jeter harris

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD..what great work Bogart! I think you have a career in aire-apy!!! Keep up the pawsome work!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Boy n Beethoven said...

Dear Bogart, I is sorry I hasn't around and I didn't know so many things were happening. I'm sending out all my purrs to your Dad, and I'm getting the Giant Kitty to send his too. He's got some mighty purrs. We is hoping and purraying your Dad gets all better soon!
Purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr.....


The Airechicks said...

Klaus -

You have the most amazingly wonderful family - to watch & see all this LOVE for you is so breathtaking.

Please know that we also love you and have asked everyone and anyone we know & meet to hold you and your family so very tight in prayers.

Just knowing you and your family and all the families with Dogs With Blogs has made the world just a little smaller & so much more precious to be in.

Bogart's pictures with you in the hospital - just can't seem to string the thoughts together so it sounds right.

Please tell Lulu she must take care of herself - she can't be ignoring her eating & rest - she must be strong for when you come home...

Can you see how crowded that hospital would be in we all could get to visit you?

Take care rest and get stronger we need you!!!


Joey said...

Hi Bogart. How great that you got to see your dad! And how lucky for us that we got to see that big 'ol Bogart close-up that we've grown so fond of. We're praying for your dad and for you and your beautiful mom, too.

Take care,
Joey and family

Joe Stains said...

Bogart, you are the man my friend. I know that if there is anything that can make your Dad feel better, it is your big old dale tongue!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yep, there is nothing like the touch of an animal to comfort. We're glad Bogart had such a good return visit to the ICU.

Even though you don't feel like eating, you need to eat to keep up your own strength. Klaus needs you now and he will need you to be strong to help him later.

Buddy: Don't tell Jan I asked this, but if you're really not going to eat your food, could I have it? I'm always hungry!

Ms. ~K said...

Sending love and positive thoughts to you all,
Cleveland, GA

Rambo said...

That is so nice that you get to visit your Dad. Keep up the good work and your dad will be home very soon.
Rambo the chi

The OP Pack said...

That is so great that Bogart got to come visit again. And we just love that last word in your post - YET!!!!! Keep the hope alive.

Woos and love, the OP pack

Sheba said...

Fantastic to hear about nurses allowing Bogart in - please, Lulu, make sure you keep praising them for that. It's the only way to make doctors and nurses see "the light". Best wishes and prayers from Denmark.

pughy said...

That is realy the best therapy. I am so glad you got to go in to see your dad. You have touched everyone's hearts. I send prayers and huge warm purrs for your dad and mum
Hugs Ginger Jasper xx

Beanz said...

Well done Bogart. You are great medicine. Keep sending those healing vibes. We are sending ours from the UK


Homer said...

Hi Bogart,

Just drop by to check how is your dad doing. The nurses are so amazing and wonderful to let you into the hopsital to see your dad.

We really hope that your dad will recover soon. We are thinking of you and your family.


gordy and georgie said...

Good work Bogart! These visits will really help Klaus get better. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he gets to go home soon.

Finni said...

Brilliant! Dale licks are so healing! That nurse is brilliant for letting you come in.
We're checking in every day keep thinking of you and sending big loads of Aire Zen!
Finni & Nelly xx

Dakota said...

Stopping by to say hi and add my well wishes!

Dakota and the Mom

Putter said...


You are the goodest visitorest everest! We are so happieset ever that you got to GO SEE your Dad again and it made him HAPPY! We love you and your Mom and Dad!


Putter ...:)

the 4 Bs said...

hey Bogart! we are woofin' happy that you got to go see your daddy and give him some lovin'. that's what will make him get well the fastest and come home to you.

his beer brewing friends look nice. we like it that so many friends are pulling for him. we know he will be okay!

we're sending a ton of poodle power your way!


wally said...

Oh Bogart, love is the greatest medicine of all! It is wonderful that they are letting you in to see your dad. I am certain you are of great help to your dad AND your mom!

wally t.

Cyber-sibes said...

Adding our sibe vibes for Klaus's healing. We'll keep paws crossed for woo all, Bogart. (The Great Creator must be getting an earful of barks, woos, meows & yip-yaps for your daddy!)

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

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

Bogart, Im sure your dad want you to be there all the time. Give him more slurpy licks, if you got not enough then take ours too. Im sure those slurpy licks has great healing power.

Take care.

Extra slurpy licks,

Lillie Valentine said...

I am so glad that your mom took you to the hospital again. I bet it is good thaireapy for her too....Take good care of her, OK? and keep us posted. We continue to pray for your entire family. Love, Lillie and Amy

Kirby said...


I'm so happy that you got to go visit your Dad again. I think every minute you are with him is the best thairepy he could possibly have! We are continuing our daily prayers and positive thoughts for you all!! Bogie, one last thing, please make sure your Momma eats and takes care of herself. She needs to be strong to help your Dad and of course take care of you. Maybe you could share some kibble with her? He he!

With love,
Kirby & family

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Still holding y'all in our hearts. Hope things are ok-well, as ok as things can be right now.
Still howling to the heavens and praying for Klaus and you too Lulu and Bogie.
Big Texas size hugs
Sunny&Scooter&Jamie(the mama)

Hana said...

So glad Bogart was able to visit his Dad in the ICU! Such wonderful nurses who helped you to bring him in!

Hollie and Janie said...

You will be ready to practice medicine full-time any day now! You should get your mama to snag you a white coat, and you'll be set! I am so happy that you are getting to see your daddy and love on him!! Your mama and daddy look amazing in those wedding pics!! She can borrow my mardi gras mask anyday!! You are all always in mine and mama's hearts and prayers!!
Love you!!