Saturday, May 11, 2013

Berts First week of May 2013

What a crazy busy week this has been for
Bert and I.  The repairs on the house had
the contractors men in and out all
day every day.

I was a nervous wreck worrying about
all the gates and doors being safely shut while
I was home and away.
At the same time we had demos and therapy
visits every day as well as the running
of the kennel on one of our busiest weeks
so far this year.

The kids at Horacemann elementary were
the perfect break for Bert during the stressful
time at home.  He just found
himself a spot among
the kids and politely listened as I droned on
and on.  Miss Sophie sat patiently as well
The fun time for Bert was when he got
to play a river or lake for a child to approach
without falling.  It is one of the safety
things we teach and it can be fun.
On Tuesday we met the cutest little
boy as we were heading into the hospital.
He grabbed on to Bert and hung to him
for ten minutes, sticking his finger in Berts
eye, up his nose and in his mouth.
I was amazed at Bert's patience.  Not once
did Bert show signs of stress or impatience.
He is a wonderfully loving dog. 
After visiting the patients in the
hospital, I caught this charming photo
of Whitney and Bert walking
back to the cars.  He loves her.
With workers still tearing our little
house apart in order to rebuild, we have
spent all of our time in the kitchen or outside.
There is no place to sleep or rest so
when we went to the School Thursday
so the kids could read to him, both
Bert and I passed out.
This didn't bother the kids at all, in fact
they love to get as close to
Bert as possible, as shown in the
photo above.  I think this is
one of my all time favorite pics.


  1. Bert you fit a lot into one week. What you say you come de-stress and meet me at the pond today. You can bring your Vickie if ya want.

  2. Bert, you at a busy man. And touching the lives of so many. It is just amazing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I agree, Bert, this workmen are annoying invaders. Hope they will finish their work on your crib soon. I like the last photo very much, what's better than to read a book together with a dog?

  4. That is a busy first week for sure and yikes - house remodeling to cope with as well. Sounds like you will need a weekend of camping by the end of the month

  5. WE aren't at all surprised by Bert's Calm reaction to the little one. BERT is a VERY MUCH Special Guy!!!
    Hope all the work on the house is over SOON and everybuddy can Relax.. Well, be as relaxed as pawsible with Allred lurking around.

  6. Woof! Woof! memories of mom when she used to bring me to her class. We have not forgotten the books, will send it out soon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. Bert is so good at what he does and has become even more beautiful! We look forward to catching up!

    Life's Golden!

  8. Bert is such a loveable boy - no wonder the kids are want to be so close to him. Hope the renovations pass by well and quickly. We will be doing a lot of that here in the fall and the MOmster is so not looking forward to it.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. You are a wonderful friend to all, Bert, and your pictures are tremendous!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  10. These photos are beautiful examples of the love Bert shares. You can see how much everybody loves and cares about Bert. And your love for him is so very much in your words and pictures.

    Penny's human,


  11. Hi there, What a wonderful friend Bert is to the children, to all. I love seeing him relaxed with kids-you have such a wonderful furbaby. I love your attitude too; in the midst of a remodel, you could have been grumpy but you made the best of it. Way to set an example you two. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
    Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

  12. Oh Bert, such a sweetie. LOVE the new header by the way. The epitome of a Golden Retriever. Happy, silly, beautiful, and ready to play.

  13. You're a legend, Bert. No way would we get that close to kids. We scotties don't like to be touched much. And Roxy wouldn't keep still.

    Hope you have your house back soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. Dear Bert, how exciting, you're going to have a new house! Will it come with wifi?

    You are really a very patient dog. I would have been good with everything except the eye poke. I think The Typist would have freaked at that too and the little boy would have heard her ;)

    Hooroo for a month! I am off to holiday camp X

  15. Bert...your pictures show just how very sweet you are. We are sure all of the kids just love you! Happy Mother's Day to your Vickie!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  16. Bert, you are so cute with the kiddies! Makes me wish I was more calm when I saw the small folk!

  17. You're an amazing dude Bert! Fingers up your nose and in your eye and you still sat there patiently.... You the man!

    Happy Mom's Day to your sweet Mom buddy.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  18. It is so sweet how everyone responds to him!


  19. Bert,

    Your posts always make us so happy. Good way to start the day.
    Happy Sunday, Bert!

    Wyatt and Stanzie and Mom

  20. Yous had intruders!?!! Oh Noes!! Did Allred takes off!?!
    Mes hopes next week is less stressful

  21. Happy Mom's Day to your Mommy!!

    Love .... Mona & Weenie

    PS......Mommy says we need more theraphy dogs like you.

  22. Howdy Bert. You are an inspiration mate. We love the photo with the little peep and the one with you sitting with the classroom full of kids. Hey, can your Vickie get a photo of you with your paw up in class??? We think that would be funny and fabulous!! Take care and hugs to you and your Vickie. Hope things calm down soon. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  23. Bert you and those kids are so special together.

    Millie & Walter

  24. You truly are a talented guy. I love how the kids are drawn to you and how tolerate you are. If that little boy stuck his finger in my eye I think I would avoid him like the plague! I love the photos of you and the kids. You are so very special and a role model to all of us dogs!

  25. Awww Bert! You are so popular!


  26. Bert, you and your Vickie are always so busy helping others and making the world a whole lot nicer. thanks.

  27. What a week! And what and extra special pup Bert is; he even seems to be enjoying an eye poke from that cute little boy :)

    I hope your house will be all sorted and back to normal soon!!

  28. Hi Y'all!

    Way to go Bert...keep your cool!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  29. A truly amazing and beautiful dog! You have every right to be a proud 'Bert-mom'. Well done, Vickie and Bert.
    With love

  30. Bert your furs look like spun gold and as soft as cotton.
    I bet I could take a good name on your tummy.
    Lots of hugs madi your BFFF

  31. Bert you are amazing and these photos made my day. You are beautiful inside and out.

  32. Oh, I can so relate about the stress of having workers in and out of the house. I was a nervous wreck when we were moving and then had painters coming in and out.

    These pictures of Bert are adorable!!

    Kristin and Pip

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