Friday, January 10, 2014

The heart of a child

It is See Beautiful Friday once again and we love it because it gives us a chance to share the beauties we see with all of our friends.  Today we are going to share a story of  a little child I got to visit last week at the hospital.

When we went in to the pediatrics ward there was quite a rucuss going on.  There was crying and screaming coming from one of the rooms and it was almost too much to bare.   Children should never have to hurt.  It aught to be a law.  (that should go for dogs too)  Well that should go for everyone if I had my way, but its just the when your little, you don't know that the doctors are trying to help you, all you know is that you are scared and that they
are hurting you.

We were asked to go into that room and see if I could help so I peeked my head around the door and there in a big bed was a tiny little girl with everyone standing around her, holding her down, trying to work on her hand.  And she was scared.  Even when she saw me, she only stopped crying a little bit.  MY Vickie told her I was here to be with her if she wanted me.  She said that the little girl could hold on to me while the doctors and nurses tried to help her hand.

She wanted me right up on the bed with her so I got up and carefully laid beside her.  AS soon as I was settled in, they started working again and the screaming and crying began again.  Our hearts were hurting with her and I lay as still as can be letting her grab me for support as they worked carefully on her hand. 

The whole thing took about 10 minutes.  10 minutes of crying and ear piercing screams, hands from everywhere reaching over me to work on my little friend.  I just lay there and only once did I lift my head to check out one of the nurses to be sure she was being
as careful as possible.

So heres the good part.   AFter it was all over (and we can't show you pictures because of the HIPPA laws) so just imagine.   This little child was so exhausted from all that had happened, that she cuddled into me (head to head) her long hair curled around my face and her sweet face laying next to the back of my head.  Then those sweet little blue eyes closed and
she fell asleep.

I was so still and did not move  at all so as not to disturb her after her lengthy experience with fear and pain.  We lay like that for more than 20 minutes with her occaisionally changing position and cuddling closer and closer to me.  She had her little arms around my head and her tiny face was at peace.  My Vickies heart will never be the same as she looked upon this beautiful scene.  And no matter what I do from this day on, I feel like I have done what I have been placed on this earth to do. 

Dont get me wrong, we still plan on many years of Therapy work.  IN fact
if your not boared from reading this long, let me tell you about our next project. 
This is me, My Miss Sophie and the lovely Annie.  We are at the Salt Lake International Airport where our new job of
volunteering will start soon.
Yep, they want us to come there and be "Stress Relief" dogs for all the flyers who may be stranded at the airport or waiting for another flight.  Just like I imagine is happening on the east coast because of the cold cold weather.  Doesn't that sound fun.  My Vickie is excited because she will get to meet and talk to people from all over the world and me, I'm excited because I can be petted and hugged by anyone who needs a little "Doggy Stress Relief" 

Well thanks for reading all this.  IT is like a months worth of Posts but as usual, we arent able to stay on line very long still before we freeze up.  It seems to happen the most when we are reading everyones posts.   

Have a wonderful New Year my friends.  WE love you all.
Bert and My Vickie


  1. What a sweet story, I wish I could get my non-dog-loving coworkers to read this. This is a perfect example of the purity of heart gifted to all dogs. :)

  2. Oh Bert, your Beautiful story made Ma and I tear up. I am sure they were Beautiful tears though because you did such a wonderful thing for that little girl. I love hearing about your Therapy work...I sure hope your new venture goes well too. Everyone can use some Beautiful canine love and support every now and again.
    *high paw* for a Beautiful job,

  3. OH BERT and MISS VICKIE.... that picture of you is the most GORGEOUS thing we have EVER seen... WAY beyond BEAUTIFUL... You should have it FRAMED and on your wall for Everyone to see... It is OUT OF THIS WORLD type BEAUTIFUL.

    Now for your visit with the poor darling girl... that must have been SO traumatic for EVERYONE. But YOU were there to help her put it out of her mind once it was over. BLESS YOU and Miss Vickie for giving her Comfort in her time of need.

    You will be a real POSITIVE addition to the Airport. So nice for the WEARY or STRESSED travelers.
    Bert you are AMAZING.... PeeS Get that PICTURE FRAMED !!!!

  4. Bert my handsome sweet gentle friend...after reading this post I give you permission to get in water and take Mud surely earn your frolicking time after reading about This Moment, (you and Vickie) Saw Beautiful. That little girl will remember you forever and who knows she might grow up to be a lady Vet or possible a lady like your Vickie working with therapy dogs.

    Bravo to you, Sophie and Annie on your new assignment.
    hugs madi your bfff

  5. Bert and My Vickie,

    We love your posts so much that we keep watching out for a new one. Thank you for this one, wonderful as always. The work you do is just awesome and we are very proud to know you.

    Tommy (and all the family)

  6. To start, what a stunning photo of you, Bert!! And second, what a beautiful post!! I so hope that if I'm ever in that same situation as that precious little girl, that there is someone like you there for me--It's a great work that you do and a wonderful gift you give!

  7. You guys made such an impact on that little girl! I'm glad you were there to help her feel a bit more at east. :)

  8. What a wonderful life you lead Bert. Helping people and especially children is the most rewarding job a dog can have. You do us all proud!
    I must add that your picture is spectacular!!!
    Hugs from me and my mama!

  9. Beautiful is all I can say. A dog's love can always make you feel better.

  10. Dear Bert, Wow is all I can say; I know I would have cherished having you next to my child if she was in that situation. A new job-again wow. My brother and sil fly through SLC when they come here sometimes-I'll have to tell them about you. Whenever I travel I am always on the lookout for dogs-especially if I've been apart for a good week or so. What an important job you have to do.
    Give your Vickie big hugs from me.
    Hunter sends wags too.

  11. Well done Bert - you are a super hero for sure and way to go on you new job..that is super cool - just make sure no one tries sneaking you in their luggage :)

  12. That's a beautiful story. We're so glad you were there when that little girl needed you! We bet she starts pestering her family for a dog 'just like Bert'.

    That first picture is just gorgeous...and perfect.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. Bert, what a stunning photo and beautiful story, you continue to amaze us with your beautiful heart.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

    pee es
    Mom wants to get a plane ticket now so she can come see you

  14. You made my mom's get all teary eyed and misty, what a beautiful story...i bet we all have had horrible times in our lives when we wish we had a BERT to come and lay down with us, I am so glad that little darling got to experience that, maybe she will grow to do something wonderful in the world with dogs...hey that is great you are helping the airport peoples out, how cool is that!
    stella rose

  15. Oh BERT What a Beautiful Photo, Golden LOVE it! We totally understand as last Dec we went to the children's hospital too ... just a rewarding gift. Sending you and your Vickie Lots of Golden LOVE. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Are you going to be working the airport instead of the hospital? We see in the photo that Annie is on the opposite end. Is Sophie just protecting her man? Everybody all over town (all the dogs) is talking about how Sophie has laid her claim on you Bert. She has suggested that you two might be secretly engaged! We heard talk that she has a secret tattoo of a heart on her that says "B + S = Lub!" One time we saw her mom driving in the car over by Costco and Sophie was in the back seat singing, "I'm Gonna Make You Love me!". We think she was singing about YOU!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - She might be a little young but really there is no better wife than Sophie.

  17. You are the most wonderful pup ever, Bert! Thank you for being you ♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  18. You have such an awesome job, Bert. I'm sure that little girl will always remember you.

    Monty and Harlow

  19. First we have to say that the first picture is one of the most stunning pictures we have EVER seen! It just helps to highlight how beautiful you and your world are.

    Bert, you made our mom's eyes leak with that story. You and your Vicki are so wonderful for helping everyone out the you do. We think working at the airport will be lots of fun too. Have a great time with that.

  20. You are my hero Bert. Love this story so very much. Thank you for sharing it.

  21. You made our Mommy's eyes water once again Bert! You're a big bundle of AMAZING all rolled up into one!! We want to say thank you to Your Vickie for being an AMAZING person too.

    Now, as far as your airport position goes, we're gonna have to plan a flight your way just so we can meet you!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  22. Bert!!Yous is the bestest!!! Yous really knows what people needs to feels better. And what a cool job! Hanging out at the airport!
    Rock on!

  23. Greetings, Mr. Bert! Your story about you and the little girl made these odd wet things fall down my mom's cheeks. I've never seen them before! She said you are one of God's very special beings and that you truly do His work. Mom's not right about everything (like that I shouldn't put my paws on the counter -- of course I should!) but I do believe she's right about you.
    You and your special friends will do great things at the airport!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  24. Bert, without fail you always manage to bring a tear to our eyes... You are a very special soul... :) Keep up the amazing work.

  25. that brought tears to my eyes, I am starting therapy work with my two chesapeakes this next friday and I can't wait. You do a wonderful thing. Bless you and bless the beauty you see in it.

  26. My eyes filled with tears over what you and Bert did for that little girl. That is truly beautiful. I think you have found what Bert was put on this Earth to do. You two are an incredible team. I think the airport work will be fun and a nice lower stress activity for Bert - a great thing!

  27. You truly are the Golden Boy. And I mean that buddy. Guess what they also have in airports????? Food places!!!!

  28. What a fantastic thing you do, Bert. Hopefully one of these years I'll get to see you in the fur. In the meantime, you are an inspiration to all of us therapy team-wannabes (right now I don't have the time to work with Abby the way I should...). Have fun at the airport!

    -Dr. Liz and Family

  29. Oh wow, an AIRPORT dog! That sounds like an exciting new adventure. You've obviously got your therapy dog stuff down pat. That little girl and her family must appreciate you so much.

  30. Congratulations Bert! This is just awesome news for you and your Vickie!! Cannot wait to hear all about your adventures!

  31. Jeez Bert... you must be like the best dog in the whole world. I just can't believe you could be still with that little girl crying and screaming. WOW! And now you're going to be hanging out at the airport?? You are truly amazing. And the picture is b e a u t i f u l. Please tell Miss Vickie my asst. says hello and happy 2014!

  32. Bert, you have a real gift for your work. You will never forget her, and she will never forget you.


  33. That first picture is amazing, so beautiful! And in the other pic you all look happy! I wish that you, Bert and Vickie will have a lovely new year. ♥

    ~ Ansku and Mickey,
    from Finland

  34. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Bert, that first photo of you is amazing. The countryside where you reside is stunningly beautiful.

    You are a warm and wonderful fellow. You are so patient and such a good "doctor".

    I hope you and your Miss Vickie are enjoying your weekend.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka Browndog

  35. You sure looks handsome Bert! And I 'm sure you makes a wonderfuls nurse and doctor! If I was ever ills I woulds calls upon you immediatelys.
    See ya.
    Big wet kisses,

  36. wonderfull fotos, greeting from belgium and two miss golden Cerise and Zitablue

  37. Have a nice week, here it raining all the day;

  38. Hi Bert,

    You are a hero Dog. Every person should have a Dog, and if they don't, you have a big enough heart to share for all. It is nice to meet you!


  39. We echo the thoughts of are truly a hero dog!! Just popping in to say hello to you and your Vicki. xo Chloe and LadyBug

  40. What a beautiful story, thank you so much for what you do.

  41. Stopping by to wish you and your Vickie a very Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Seeing Beautiful too!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug