Monday, September 26, 2011

Short and Sweet and Here's some Pics!

I had my labs taken today.  And everything is stable.  I don't have to go back for 2 months!  I like to dance and perform for everyone, but I can do that somewhere else.

Here is a slideshow from last weeks Book Launch!  I hope you like it.

Rudy the Steady as she Goes Poodle

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oh What A Night

Wow!  Tuesday was very exciting!  It was our big book launch of "Rudy's Incredible Kidney Machine."

Mommy and Daddy spent the afternoon setting up the room.  They did all the balloons, tables, books, presentation, refreshments and gift bags.  I stayed home to babysit Boomer!

The Event went very well.  Many people attended and had a good time.  Mommy said it was a relaxing and casual atmosphere.  I think that means it was really fun!  Everyone laughed and asked questions.  The cookies were a big hit with both the kids and adults!

Daddy overheard a conversation at the end of the night.  A mom was walking her daughter to the restroom and told her, "You know, honey - you only have one kidney."  The little girl responded, "Oh."  After a short pause she asked, "Did I donate my other kidney?"  It was such a sweet moment.  It's nice to know that the children both listen and understand.  That's great!  I think every time we share, it makes a difference.

Here's a picture from the party.  Hope you enjoy!

Rudy the party poodle

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's All About the Walk (Mostly)

Less than a week to go until our big party!  We are very excited.  The following Saturday we have a book fair in Rochester.  That should be fun.

On October 15, we have the 2011 NKF Kidney Walk.  It is a very important event.  Kidney disease is all around us.  1 in 9 people have kidney disease (puppies too).  Mommy and Daddy are participating in the walk.  They will represent my team!  I think I will call it "Rudy's Walkers!"

Mommy and Daddy(?) at last years Kidney Walk
We hope it will raise lots of money to help with research and those people with kidney disease.  I recently found out that 382,000 people are on dialysis and 88,000 people are waiting for a transplant.  Those are big numbers!  The need for more kidneys keeps growing, so we need to keep spreading the word.

My family plans on talking about it every chance we get!  Mommy said that she is noticing a slight increase in awareness when she talks to the groups.  (Mommy and Daddy talk to children and adults).  This is good.  We hope for a day when everyone will know about the importance of living donors.  We hope they will find a cure for kidney disease too.  That is why we walk!

Rudy the poodle and his wiggle too!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Friends Old Habits and Fresh Air

Time is flying!  It's just a few more days until our party, so we are busy.

We have a new friend next door.  It is a fluffy little black dog.  I called him "Fluffy."  Recently we found out his name is "Tobie."  He is Hobies housemate.  Hobie and Tobie!  I think that's cute!  We like running back and forth along the fence line and barking at each other.  It has been beautiful weather, so we've had some outdoor time.

In two weeks we will be at a book fair.  That will be fun.  Maybe we will meet lots of new people.  On October 15th is the big Kidney walk!  They are having it in a big place closer to our house this year.  The event got so big, it outgrew Midway Stadium!  I hope many walkers come again this year.  It is a very important cause.  I will talk more about it after our party so I can give you all the details!  For now, I better get back to making gift bags!

All Work and No Play Rudy (not really!)