Sunday, 6 April 2008

dogs as a comfort in difficult times


Penny has been lacking one member of her human family since Saturday the 29th March - he had a traffic accident, which has caused the other humans plenty of stress and worry. (Fortunately, he's beginning to recover.)
During this week Penny's been on the job letting everyone know that life goes on - doggy family members need hugs, food and exercise. If they don't get enough exercise, they don't complain, they just set to and organise their own entertainment...

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Penny, I can sense that you're relating to your human family's stress!!
My Mum told me that you performed ever so well today at the K9 demonstration and got lots of claps and some laughs as you ran off to find your other Mum in the crowd.
Well done, Penny!
Jabari

Slavenka said...

Hi ! I was wonder whay you don't
have new post and now I know.
Looks like Penny is ok and
very busy at the moment.
Have a nice day.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, sorry to hear about that person who is your family member...I hope he's okay. I bet Penny misses him loads. Wow, what a mess! I do that too sometimes coz I love shredding paper. Hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...

Jabari, your mum was correct! Penny had a great day out and it was good for us too, to get away from worrying. She wasn't so good when she broke down the gate whilst waiting not-so-patiently for her turn at the lure coursing, but we've forgiven her!
Hoping to put up some pics of that day soon. It was great.

parlance said...

Slavenka, I've missed surfing around all my favorite blogs. I'll bet when I get to yours there will be dozens! I'm looking forward to reading them.

parlance said...

Hi, Amber-Mae. It's my brother. He is much better now but won't be home for a few weeks, we think. I'm hoping to take Penny to visit him soon, if they let us do that at the hospital.

As I said to Slavenka, I'm looking forward to having time to catch up with my favorite blogs, soon. I'll find out what you've been up to.

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

I'm sorry to hear about your brother, and glad to hear he is beginning to recover. Penny looks like she does a great job finding entertainment!

parlance said...

Rusty and family, thanks for that. Penny sure is fun to have around at any time!

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear Penny, we are sorry to hear that someone close to you had an accident. We hope they are ok and on the mend.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

parlance said...

Hi, Noah
Yes, he's on the mend. Penny is having to be very patient about walks, though, and she is kept quite busy comforting other family members by snoozing on their beds. It's lucky she's in the family to keep our spirits up.

Sharon said...

Came by to see how things were going with your brother. Hope all is well. Penny is a good dog and very comforting, I know.

parlance said...

Hi, Sharon
thanks for that. My brother is recovering well, I think. He's in a hospital near home now, so I'm planning to walk around there with Penny tomorrow or the next day. (They said to come late in the afternoon, after the day patients have left - I guess it wouldn't be a good thing to have some poor injured person trip over a small dog!)

Sparky said...

I'm sorry to hear about your family member. I hope he recovers quickly!

You seem to be doing a great job at keeping the house under control, Penny!

Sparky

Johann The Dog said...

Stopping by to check in on you...glad your brother is recovering well, here's to more speedy! Woofs, Johann

parlance said...

Sparky, Penny has been doing a great job of reminding us all that life can be full of fun even at a stressful time. Her person is recovering well and should be home in a week or so.

parlance said...

Johann, the recovery is going well. Hopefully the family will be back to something like normal in a week or so.
Penny had a great day recently at a Dogs' Day Out and I'd like to show the pictures we took. I need to find time to upload them in between talking to medical specialists, police, Transport Accident Commission, insurers, physiotherapists...oh, I think I'll stop listing them and think about the fun pictures I'm going to blog about as soon as I can.

whizzy said...

"Who Me?" (Tia) sure can relate to Penny's idea of entertainment! In fact she's going to issue an invite very shortly for Penny to come check out what she's been up to!

cheers Glynis :)

p.s. just discovered your site!

parlance said...

Hi, Glynis. I'll look forward to seeing what Tia's been up to!
Went over to 'whizzy' but couldn't get it to work. Is it not ready yet?