Saturday, August 22, 2009

Joker the hero

I just have to tell you about Maurine's little dog Joker. What a hero he is. Because Maurine needs extra care, they leave the door open to her room at night to make it easy to check in on her. Joker never leaves the room, even if the door is open. He goes out on a leash or will ride on Maurine's lap. So the other night, the night shift knew something was wrong as Joker was running down the hall barking. Maurine had a seizure and could not call for help, so Joker knowing she was in trouble went looking for help. Everyone is so very proud of this wonderful little dog.

Today, was a very good day. Yesterday was not so good and it was very scary. Such a roller coaster of emotions.

I must say, the Hopsice people are beyond wonderful. From the nurses to the volunteers, they give so much caring and love in all they do.


  1. Woohoo Joker!!! What an awesome little dog! I think it is wonderful that he gets to stay with his mama. I know they both must be much happier together.
    Maurine looks mighty proud of her little dog.

  2. Wow what a wonderful story. It is amazing what animals can understand and be able to convey to people when something isn't as it should be.