The first creation of blogging with my furry friends. We want you to know how much GOD loves you and how very special you are to HIM! We look foward to many days of blogging with you.
Andrea and "The Perdue Zoo"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nanuq's Visit

I sent Nanuq on a therapy visit last week. He is a capable and loving guy. He has been faithful to stand in the gap while I am coping with arthritis and other medical issues.

Nanuq was released to walk freely among the patients, with supervision. As Mom and Day watched carefully, Nanuq made his way to patients who are too shy to come to him. He found those hidden in corners and out of the way places in the large room. Gently, he nudged their knee or hand and quietly they would reach and pet him.

Nanuq's approach is much different than mine. I stroll in talking (howling) with the patients. Nanuq quietly and gracefully approaches the patients. He is able to reach patients who may never come over to us when we are there together.

Sometimes the encouragement and love we give the patients is not visible to the naked eye, but only visible through the heart. Nanuq's unspoken words speak louder than my verbal communication with the patients.

Thank you, Nanuq for continuing to follow GOD's lead for our family. Dog Therapy has become more than community service for us. We see GOD's hand working in and through each visit.

Please continue to pray for my knees and hips, but most importantly for the ministry we have with those who are hurting beyond our comprehension.

Woofs and Wags,



Edie said...

Hi Sitka! I love reading about yours and Nunuq's visits and how God uses you both to help others. God has made each of us different and gifts us differently so that we can work together and accomplish so much more than we can on our own.

Thank you for your note to Olivia yesterday. She was delighted to hear from you. Olivia LOVES animals even more than I do (if that's possible) and hope to work with them however God determines, when she grows up. You are a part of her preparation I'm sure.

I will pray for your healing and your work.

Furry Hugs!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Beautiful post. Dogs are unique and effective healers. I wish more dogs would be permitted to work their magic as you do! Many hugs to you and Sitka xoxo

makeyourhomesing said...

I know that I don't pronounce it correctly, lol!

Isn't if funny how dogs can have different personalities, just like humans? My two dogs sure do.

RCUBEs said...

That's a great thing you're doing with Nanuq. The reward is priceless. May the Lord heal you Sitka.

Unknown said...

I hope Sitka improves quickly, and that your ministry continues to thrive.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Prayers and thoughts still with you.

Always a pleasure to read your posts!

Attic Clutter said...

HI Andrea(:)
Oh I love your little doggy stories ,what a neat concept..
You are so right we are on a ''journey together'' here at blogville and I am so happy for this.. an am glad I attract positive women with similar values as mine .. At the onset of joinging I was worried about
''strange folks'' on the web (:)
OH I am walking slowly but with an ankle brace and yesterday started using this smaller brace and a real shoe (tennis shoe)
It was such a thrill to put a shoe on that foot again ~!!
Thank you so much for your prayers and support through this awful ordeal ANDREA (:)IT DID HELP ~!! you are a doll..
big hugs,Patty

Leslie said...


You and your brother are beautiful on the inside as well as the outside! (And so is your mom!) How does your mom keep all the furryness from overtaking the house?

Our neighbor took care of Otto while we camped for 2 nights. We were so glad to see him today, and he was extremely happy to see us. His fur gave him away though. We found it all over one of our couches. Apparently he slept on the furniture while we were gone! Sneaky dog!

Praying for your leg!

makeyourhomesing said...

Yeah, that was one big pumpkin! It probably outweighed my youngest, lol!