April 2, 2010

April 2, 2010
Back in the Limelight

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Friday and I hope you have had a safe and great week. In fact, today is good Friday before Easter. We are luckily have another beautiful day here in south Florida. In fact, the weather service is saying the entire weekend should be gorgeous with sunny skies and moderate temperatures.

I had to be up very early to go with George to Belltone. He was having his hearing loss checked to see if he needs new hearing aids or if they can fix the ones he currently has. Now the following I am going to say I can not prove but I get a lot off of the body language of others. The interviewer was also happiness and smiles until he learned George is on Medicare and Medicaid. After that, it was like the whole situation changed. Needless to say, nothing ended up happening today except for the hearing test. It will be interesting to see if anything further does happen than a kiss off and good bye. But then I know a lot of people without private insurance who have gotten the same treatment.

After going to Publix and then getting back to the house, the dogs were ready for their afternoon walk. I checked on a older neighbor to see how her dog was doing. Her very old dog was having trouble getting up to walk last evening. I am hoping she will not have to put her companion down since she is old and lives alone. Plus I personally know how hard it is to have to put a faithful companion down. Something I fear I might have to do some time this year for my oldest dog who is now 16 going on 17 and suffering from health problems.

Then it was time for a nap since I was worn out from my early morning. Chipper, my oldest dog, woke me up a couple of hours later barking to go outside. After coming back inside, I was going through my emails when I received one about an article down on the Camp website. CAMP is the Kansas City LGBT and allied communities website. They did a story on Dab the AIDS Bear and my work because two of our Ambassadors of Hope, Greg Hetzler and Renica Justrenica, are doing the Kansas City AIDS Walk later this month. To read the article go to: http://www.campkc.com/campkc-content.php?Page_ID=1437

Many thanks to them for writing such a wonderful article about us. We are always glad to help people with HIV and AIDS whenever and wherever we can.

Tonight, I will be staying close to home with the four legged children. I can tell Chipper is not feeling well and I am still not feeling one hundred percent myself so I need to take it easy. A part of me is also telling me to spend as much time with Chipper while I can.

I know some of you are traveling for Easter weekend so I wish you safe journeys. And I wish all of you a safe, great weekend and a very Happy Easter.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab