Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Video

Many of you may remember the trip Mommy and Daddy took back in January.  They went to a fun and exciting big city called San Francisco.  It's in California by a very big body of water called the Pacific Ocean.

The people they spent the day with sent this video to us yesterday.  I hope you enjoy it!

Rudy, the always cheerful, pleased as punch Poodle

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grads and Dads

Mommy and Daddy went to a graduation party last weekend.  It was for the youngest son of Mommy's friend.  They have known each other since 1967.  That's a long time!  Daddy took a picture of the high school graduate.  Boy, they sure are growing kids tall these days!

Sunday is Happy Daddy's Day!  Boomer! and I have a great daddy.  I think I will give him two of my favorite Gentle Snackers!  They are my special low protein treats and I love them.  I love Daddy more, so he deserves them.  I think Boomer! plans on doing some special Frisbee tricks and will actually come when Daddy calls him.  Usually Boomer! makes Daddy chase him, he thinks it's a game.  That would be a nice present.  I'll let you know.

The weather has been nasty with the threat of severe storms.  I think Boomer! and I will have a refresher class on what to do in case of a tornado.  If I remember right, we are supposed to follow Mommy and listen to her.  We will need practice.

We are preparing for our children's event later this month.  It is so nice to talk to the kids again!

Summer officially arrives next week.  I thought it was already here?  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Boy Named Jackson

Mommy and Daddy were invited to a volunteer recognition event last Tuesday for the NKF.  NKF board members and staff introduced the volunteers.  It was a lot of fun.  Mommy and Daddy had a good time talking to the people who have helped share our mission.

The highlight of the night was meeting Jackson and his family.  19 month old Jackson toddled his way through the crowd, charming everyone he met.  His family volunteers in many ways to raise funds for the NKF.  Big sister Brooklyn made the announcement that Jackson found a match for his transplant earlier that day.  If all goes well, the surgery will be in mid-July!

As Mommy and Daddy headed for the door, Jackson and Brooklyn's mom asked Mommy for her autograph!  They received a copy of Rudy Gets A Transplant that day!  Mommy was honored.  It is so much fun meeting the children and families that read our books.  The mom was flustered because she didn't have a pen or piece of paper.  Daddy is so smart, he quickly ran outside to get a couple of books.

Recently we have corresponded with moms from Wisconsin and Chicago.  Both were looking for ways to explain kidney disease and transplants to their children.  One mom had kidney disease, the others child had it.  I'm so glad we can help.

Rudy the Proud as Could Be Poodle

P.S.  Here's a little slide show.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mommy's Home in Time for Happy Anniversary!

Wow, have we been busy!  Boomer and I are well.  My labs came back just fine so I don't have to go back for 2 months.  I will also continue to take my lower dose of medicine!  What can I say about Boomer?  He's always Boomer!

Memorial Day weekend was eventful!  Mommy got very sick.  She had to go to a place to get better.  Some nasty thing made her ill so she got very dehydrated and some of her labs were wacky.  I knew what was going on, I've been through this a few times.  Boomer! was confused.

Mommy came home in time for her and Daddy to celebrate their anniversary!  I was very happy!  I greeted her at the door with many kisses and did a little dance.

Boomer! looked at them with a funny look.  I think he was saying, "Where did you go?  Why did you leave us?"  After giving her a few sniffs, I think he figured out she didn't mean to go, but she had to.  He was fine then.

Mommy and Daddy went out with their friends for an anniversary dinner.  They loved it!  And had a great time.  I wish they brought home some leftovers for me, it sounded really good.  Daddy and Mommy have the best friends.  I would rank them right up there with Hobey Baker, Bronson and Gertie!

In the next week we have 2 graduation parties and the NKF event.  It sounds like fun!

Rudy the "next time you want to say hi to your hospital friends just send a postcard" Poodle