For the ICU Nurses Soul:
This lovely arrangement (complete with mylar balloons) just arrived in the ICU – the head nurse brought it to our room reminding us that there are no flowers allowed in the ICU. I nodded, but I had already seen the envelope as she handed the flowers to me.
Never to fear, this was for the ICU nurses!!! The people who brighten my day, every day and every night, who take amazing care of my husband – who allow Bogart to pretend he’s a therapy dog – and of me as well, camped out on the chair next to him.
I put all of the balloons together, so that the Gooberstan ones could hang with the Maggie & Mitch and Putter ones. They do look awfully darned cute together, and there is no way Klaus would not be able to see them.
Maggie, Mitch, Putter… you should have seen the faces of the nurses when I told them that they had just received flowers from 3 Airedales. No one believed me at first! The flowers are now in the nurses’ break room, so that everyone can enjoy them – and they’re gorgeous!!!
That was an incredibly sweet and thoughtful thing for you to do. I too have been thinking of how can I possibly thank all of the incredible nurses that have kept my husband alive, and kept my husband comfortable. Especially on a Monday – a day that most of us aren’t that fond of – to see a pretty arrangement in their break room has gotta make ’em smile. Normally I would throw in something about getting better service by kissing a little butt – but there really isn’t any better to get. Sweet Maggie, Handsome Mitch, and Gorgeous Putter, you simply have to give a big aire kiss to your mama’s for me. While I am sure this was your idea, I know that without opposable thumbs you could not have ordered the flowers yourself (maybe over the phone… to another Airedale who answered… and translated the Airedale into English… ok now it’s getting silly).
YOU. ARE. THE. BESTEST. EVER.