I’m so lucky because I keep busy with things that I enjoy doing. During the school year I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. That allows me four-day weekends, which I am a big fan of.
Tuesdays are special because we visit nursing facilities. We were at the larger one last week. I have lots of friends there. My human dad, Fred, lets me lead the way down the halls of these places. I always go the same way because I like routines, at least that’s what I hear.
Anyway, Danny, one of my special friends and a great guy, lives down the second hallway. When we arrived at his room he wasn’t there. A nurse told us that he might be down at the physical therapy room. I have been trying to get that room renamed to “The Stuart Room.”
When we arrived at The Stuart Room (sounds good doesn’t it), Danny was working out on a big exercise table. I hopped up there with him to assist. I was shocked when I noticed that he was wearing a normal baseball cap. He always wears caps that have the bill on the back. Dad sometimes asks Danny where he purchases those special hats. Danny just laughs.
I also had a nice visit with my good friend Christie. I always save her part of the building until last. I am generally tired by then, and she shares her bed with me. She is the best.
Wednesday and Thursday are when we visit Hornet Park Elementary and South Grove Intermediate schools in Beech Grove. Some really cool students come to the library and read some great books to me.
Because of Dad’s military service and my past work at Camp Atterbury, where I have spent time hanging out with soldiers returning from their deployments, we were invited to attend the Veterans Day program at South Grove.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly was a speaker, and we were surprised when he walked around to where we were seated to say hi. He and Dad spoke for a short time before the program started. I was hoping he could stay with us a bit longer. I had thoughts of discussing my idea of getting a change in the Constitution to allow therapy dogs to vote. Maybe another time.
I saw lot of pupils who I have met in our reading program, and Dad saw a lot of people who used to ride his school bus. We know most of the staff at the school and lots of the parents. It was so cool when Donnelly asked the veterans to stand and be recognized. It was a real honor to be asked to attend.
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