Susie’s Day at Hartford Court


We took Susie, to visit a local Care home in Cramlington today, partially, as my father resides there but also it gives the residents a chance to enjoy her company too. As soon as we walk through the doors, the residence began to appear and sit down in the lounge. They asked lots of questions about Susie, they then told us about their dogs and how much they loved and miss them. The quiet blank faces seemed to light up and come alive. so lovely to observe. We were there only a short time before parting to take my father to the beach at Seaton Sluice. Once again the sun was shining but even with a cool breeze it was lovely walking with both father and Susie, after all, Susie belongs to him. Humping wheel chairs in and out of the car can be a little tedious but we managed and our trip out was good. We parked the car,  pulled out the wheelchair and managed to get him into it and off we headed for the Kings Arms on the harbor.  We had a delicious lunch; father, had a half pint John Smith, and  Susie and I  had fresh water.  We later headed back along towards the car park again.  You don’t realize how heavy elderly people are until they are in a wheelchair. We later returned to the care home to drop my father off and as we walked through the doors again. The resident’s face’s all lit up once more. It was so good watching them making contact and enjoying the dog’s company, as Susie equally enjoyed being stroked and lay on her back for the full treatment. It turned out a good afternoon for everyone.

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