Friday, November 8, 2013

See Beautiful Friday "My Beautiful Boy"

We may not be able to post much any more but
when ever we can we make it a point to do
one on "See Beautiful" Friday.
It has been an amazing month for Bert and I
and through it all, I have thought to myself
"this is a see beautiful time for me"
I have thought much this month
of all the beautiful
four legged spirits that have graced my life.
How they have taught me loyalty, joy,
unconditional love, how to enjoy the moment
and tons of more life lessons.

 I never expected this tiny little Carmel colored
pup would open all the doors of learning
for me that he has, yet into my life
he came and off we went on a great adventure.

He has allowed me to continue to grow in so
many wonderful ways as we both
tried our hand/paws
at all kinds of paths in our efforts to live
a life worth living. 
 Never once ignoring the seriousness
of this existence, as well and most importantly
making sure we enjoy our time together too.
Laughter has been a mainstay for us.
This year Bert was honored by the Hospital.
All year long he was showered with
praise and love from hospital staff, he posed for
pictures in magazines and local papers and
pretty much treated like a King.
The final event was last week at a
Black Tie Dinner
and he was the guest of honor.  (I, of course, got
to come along as his ....... gosh, I don't know
exactly what my role is....maybe "Driver" or
"Guardian"  I am still not sure.
Now, they played a video that had been used
at the Utah Business Men's association and I
have copied part of it here for you to see,
but (and because I can) there have been a lot
of editing of myself OUT.
Be sure to stop the video after it is over
because it will go on and on cause I don't know
how to make it stop

Again, I am not sure why I was there as
he ate at everyone else's table.  Here he is with
one of his favorite ER nurses.  I went to get
him to bring him back to our table but they
begged me to leave him there. 
What was I to do.
Now back to the "See Beautiful"
about this boy.
He never let any of this go to his head.
When all the ta do was over, he quietly went
back to work helping little kids read.
And visiting with patients at the hospital.
I guess I am really just bragging.
But he is beautiful to me and
like I said earlier, he is a joy to be
with, he has brought so much excitement,
so may experiences, so many reasons
to smile and say.
This is a "See Beautiful" Life.
Thanks Bert, for helping me "See"
that every day.


  1. See Beautiful for sure! Congrat's Bert for the wonderful honor bestowed upon you by the hospital. And we'd like to say to your Vickie "a job well done!"

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Yea OK my MOM has tears in her eyes. She is just so happy, blessed, and can not believe that we get to share a little bit of Bert with you. He is one of my bestest pals and I and MOM See a whole lot of beautiful because of him. No really we do. Thanks for letting us be a part of your lives. It is an honor. Thank you both for helping spread and create a whole lot of beautiful in our little old world.
    Oh see you in just a little bit. I'm bringing cheese for everyone.

  3. You are not bragging about Bert. He is amazing and you've done a great job. The video was short but its Full of Beautiful Golden LOVE (made my mom cry). Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Seeing Beauty. Sending you both Lots of Golden Hugs n Woofs, Sugar

  4. What a beautiful boy and thank you for having a therapy dog and doing what you do. That is such beauty in itself. The video was terrific, thanks for telling your story.

  5. Bert is a Beautiful boy! Look at all the warmth and love he shares. He brings Beautiful to all that he has met.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  6. Bert certainly is an amazing dog and you are one lucky person to have him by your side. Thank you for training him to do the special work he does. I could watch videos of him working all day. Thanks for sharing.


  7. That is so awesome!!! Are you at PCMC? What a beautiful dog.

  8. That video was beautiful. Bert is wonderful. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  9. Both Bert and Vickie are beautiful and do wonderful things I feel blessed that my four legged babies have all been touched by your lives.
    XO, Natalie, Gus & Lily

  10. Bert, that was really a beautiful post. I have no words what could describe what I feel when I read your posts - just you're beautiful!

  11. Bert is a very beautiful soul and such a special boy! Thank you for allowing him to share his unique talents with so many in need!

  12. I see a most Beautiful relationship. You have both been blessed!

  13. Bert, you are a blessing to all. You and my Vickie are so beautiful together. We love See Beautiful Friday so we get to see you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  14. Aw, Bert is special fur sure but we kind of think you have more to do with it than you give yourself credit for. he had the makings of being a special dog but it takes someone like you to bring it out!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We do hope you will continue to post when you can because we love Bert and he is such a huge inspiration!


  16. You are one special boy, Bert! Your video was just so beautiful ♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  17. Bert, you are awesome. As in inspiring awe. (And 'awwww!' That puppy photo? Dude, while you are regally handsome now, you were Super Cute as a pup!) Now that our Mom has used up most of her vacation days for a while, she's hoping to meet you the next time you make it to PCMC.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  18. You and Bert, a team, are a beautiful part of this world. And, I'm so glad that you are so appreciated, with all these honors showering down on you. You and Bert deserve it.... you set an example for all of us. Bert is Beautiful and his amazing soul shines through in every photo. He's so full of love and so gentle. He's simply amazing, and you helped make him that way!!! Here's to Bert and you, and all the good you do in this world.

  19. You made us cry here!!! Bert you are a one in a million. Vickie so are you.

    Rubie and her mum xxx

  20. Mom says she remembers Bert as a baby and he made everyone laugh even then. He and Vickie have plowed new ground for so many of us to follow. Together they have changed many lives. I guess that's why I'm so attracted to you, Bert -- well, that and your ears taste real good. XOXOXO Miss Sophie

  21. Your beautiful boy has touched so many hearts, including ours. We "See Beautiful" everytime we see Bert. XOXO

  22. Wow... he is so awesome! It's wonderful to see them so small and then grow up to be such wonderful dogs... you must be so proud of him.

  23. Wouaf , nice foto,greeting from Belgium and two golden :primrose's Dream cerise and Zitablue du Bosquet Mignon, opered last week, but now better,eat, walk again , yers half old

  24. You have a lovely blog and Bert is adorable! Greetings from Finland. My family also has a golden retriever, Mickey <3

  25. That most certainly was furry, furry beautiful!

  26. Bert, we have tears of seeing beautiful for you and all the beauty you and your mom create. Thank you for that. Thank you so much.

  27. Howdy Bert, well mate, you've done it again. We are green with jelly but in the best way cause you make us want to be the best dogs we can be. Yes, we see beautiful when we read your blog cause you and your Vickie are beautiful. We want to say, all the way from Oz, thanks for all your amazing work. Take care.
    No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory P.S. We loved your video!!

  28. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Bert, you are one special fellow!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  29. Bert has changed so many lives. He is a wonderful and special dog.

    Mango Momma

  30. Bert you are so special! I am so proud to know you. God bless you for all you do to make people who need it the most feel good. Mommy was in the hospital recently and a group of dogs very similar to you came to visit and it made her day. Thank you Bert and Miss Vickie.

    Loveys Sasha and Anne

  31. Oh Bert, you truly are beautiful! I'm so proud to call you our friend!

    Monty and Harlow

  32. Bert, You always make us cry. You are THE DOG!
    Wyatt's Family

  33. This is so moving . It's wonderful that Bert was honored by the hospital, and you were too though you don't mention it. The video of Bert with the children in the hospital makes us teary. Love to see your beauty, Bert.

  34. Bert you are like a national treasure. No one could count the number of lives you have touched. You look marvelous in Black Tie.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  35. Bert, you and your Vickie together make life worth living!! You inject beauty into everyday life!! What a wonderful video!! Your gentleness and passion shines through each and every day. We are proud to call you our friend and we are glad that you were honored with a special dinner. Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  36. What a beautiful dog. That Bert is very loving and is a perfect angel for anyone at anytime. I hope that if I ever become incapacitated or bedridden at a hospital of any kind at any time in the future, that someone will remember to bring a fur-friend to visit with me. That I know will make my day.

  37. Wow Bert you sounds like such an amazing dog, you deserve that special dinner!!
    Love Milo :)

  38. Hi Bert and Miss Vickie, Bert you are one amazing dog!!!! Only wish you guys lived closer so we could hang out. I know you've had all sorts of computer issues but I really miss touching base with you every couple of days. I'm so glad the hospital honored you-but behind every great pup is a dedicated owner. Kuddos to you too Vickie!!!
    If you would like prayer support, please don't hesitate to email me.
    Sending lots of love and wags to you both today.
    Noreen & Hunter

  39. You are so special, and I am honored to be your bloggie friend. :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  40. Hi Y'all!

    Do so hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! You must have from the looks of Bert's brother and Goose...

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  41. Congrats to you both. You deserve to be recognized for bringing comfort to so many people.

  42. Wow, Bert, congrats for your big day!
    I was thinking of you today and missing you. Hope you and Your Vickie have a festive holiday season, my very good furiend.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  43. Okay... was it just my dream that I remember posting a message in this blog. I have no idea how you are and I was sure I was going on and on about being worried about you and My Vickie.

    I do hope all is well and you're just busy as a horse this Christmas... Advanced Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  44. Bert, you are awesome and you deserve every once of praise you get! Have a beautiful day!