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"

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mountain Therapy

Yesterday, Mom and Dad took us to the mountains. We left home around 11:00 AM and made our way towards our destination. Our first stop was in Charlottesville, Virginia. We all needed to potty.

As Dad pulled into the parking lot, Mom noticed a lady who looked angry or upset. We parked and unloaded. Dad went inside to potty and Mom took us to a nearby grassy spot. As she walked us, the Lady who had appeared upset or angry started our way. The lady asked, "Are your dogs friendly?" Mom said, "Yes, they are therapy dogs and love everyone. You may pet them if you would like."

The lady hugged and snuggled with both Nanuq and I. She then looked up at Mom and said, "They sure are therapy. I was in a bad mood and I feel much better now." She thanked Mom and went inside a local business.

After gassing up the vehicle and eating a little lunch, we journeyed on toward the mountains. Dad stopped in Crozet, Virginia for apples. Again, Mom helped us out of the SUV and we walked around while Dad carefully chose his apples.

Many of the people visiting the orchard needed a furry hug, too. We spent some time with each person who came over to us and then we began our journey again. All along the way, Mom took pictures.

Eventually, we arrived at Big Meadows on Skyland Drive, Virginia. We hiked up onto the rock, in the picture above, all along the way stopping so people could pet us. Mom and Dad spend a lot of time answering questions about us while, we spend a lot of time giving furry hugs and love.

Dog therapy and dog therapy education does not end in hospitals and nursing homes. Our ministry is goes far and wide. It was a beautiful day in the mountains of Virginia.

Woofs and Wags,



Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Sitka and Nanuq your calming influence reaches through the screen and makes me happy. Much love to you ALL!! xoxo

Denise said...

Bless you Sitka and Nanuq, your a beautiful peaceful calm to hearts.

RCUBEs said...

You and Nanuq surely are a blessing to so many who come across your paths. Blessings. Beautiful pic!

Old Time Cindy said...

Sounds like a special time for all.
Living it up at Lakewood,

Deborah Ann said...

What a gorgeous picture! Sitka and Nanuq, you look so cuddly!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

aaaww. what a wonderful way to bring smiles to people. You guys - all four of you are the best. Sarah

Shana said...

Love the picture! Sounds like a very nice weekend. I want furry cuddles & hugs too =0)

Edie said...

Sitka, you and Nanuq look so cute in that picture! Your mom and dad look pretty good too. Your dad sure is brave to sit on the edge of the cliff like that. LOL!

I love the way you spread the love of Christ everywhere you go.

Love and blessings!

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...


I can't believe how close you all were to our home. We are only about a 25 minute drive from Big Meadows, however Mom and Dad don't take us cats in the car unless we have an appt. with Dr. Donna.

I saw pictures of the mountains the other day when Mom was uploading the camera to the computer. It sure is beautiful up there. I really like the picture you have of your family. Your parents look like great people. They have a wonderful ministry and are doing so many wonderful things for people.

Do you think you could say a prayer for our brother, Larry? He has been gone for almost two weeks now and our parents are sad. We don't know where he is and we miss him very much!

Well, we need to go. Mom doesn't like all the hair we leave on the keyboard when we type.

Talk to you again soon~
Simba, Rascal, and Kitty