Friday, July 3, 2009


Hi everybody! Sorry I haven't updated, but Leah was here with me this week. Motch will get back soon and should be back to blogging for me by Monday. We have good news though - Grammy's back surgery went "perfect" according to the surgeon! She is now rehab'ing in a nursing home, where she's been since Monday. And guess who went to visit her today?Whaaaaaaaaaaattssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppp?!??!?!??

At first I wasn't sure about the place. I wouldn't walk in all by myself and had to be carried because it was kinda scary.

I was so happy to see Grammy! I haven't gotten to see her for a while now.
She gave me treats,
I gave her kisses,
we posed for the camera,
and we cuddled...

Then I got to go back with Grammy when she did some of her therapy! Here I am with her in the therapy room, giving her some much-needed support and distraction and cuteness...
She gets little electric shocks into her back, so I'm glad I was there to help her with that.
I also walked down the halls with her. She's making excellent progress and walked farther today than she ever has before! But all that hard work gets really tiring....

I needed a break. One of my favorite things about visiting Grammy there is that there is a trail that runs right by the building! It's perfect for mini-walks when I need a little potty break.
There are lots of bikers on the trail though, unlike my golf course trail I usually walk on. They were pretty scary so I kept to the areas where I could check my pee-mail.
I wanted to keep walking but we had to obey the sign so we stopped and turned around and went back and resumed our visit.
I made tons of new friends - especially people who had Bostons at one time. One of them even took pictures of me and wanted to make sure I came to see her again before she leaves next Saturday!

Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and prayers. Grammy is doing incredibly well and we're all so proud of her!

And I almost forgot - Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Beckett said...

OMDOG that's a great Tan Torkelson impression in that first picture, Little P.

We are glad to hear that your Grammy is on the mend. So cool that you got to visit her!


Lacy said...

w00fs, howwww cool, u gotted to go c ur granny...heehee u wuz the meet and greeter happy granny iz doing good..

b safe,

Zeus said...

Petra, you should look into becoming a therapy dog! I'm sure your grammy appreciated all of the good healing work you did with her. She looks great, and I bet she's feeling great! We're glad to hear everything is coming along nicely.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petra!
I am so happy to know your Grammy is doing so well!
Sure she was happy to see you there!
Happy 4th of July!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby Bleu said...

That's pawsome news Petra! Grammy looks great and I know a lot of her progress is because of all your help!

happy 4th of July!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Moco said...

I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't Tanner in that first picture. Great news about Grammy. She is one tough gal. No doubt your presence made her recovery that much better.

Peanut said...

Grammy rocks. You going to visit her rocks even more.

Jackson and PAtrick said...

We are glad to hear that your Grammy is doing well. That was nice of you to visit!

Mack said...

That is just the most pawtastic news I've heard in a long time! And I know you made everyone's day with your visit!

Happy 4th!

Joe Stains said...


Ok, now that he got to say his piece, I have to say you make one extra cute therapy dog Petra. I bet you helped your gram and all those folks in there get a little better just by lookin at you!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

Your grammy looks so happy to see you, Petra! We're so glad to hear that she's getting better and stronger!
Happy 4th of July!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanley said...

Sweet Petra!

You and Grammy are very cute together all cuddly-like at the nursing home! I bet you've made her the MOST popular person there. Are you going to make a command appearance for that other patient who wants to see you? I bet that would make her week! (I know it would make mine.)

You and Grammy are so fortunate to have each other ~ it's obvious you make each other happy!

Have a good 4th!!!

Goober love & smooches,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Good news, Grandma is doing well, "happy new back", Grandma you look good as ever!
I follow you Petra, will kiss for treats!
You make us proud too, Petra!