Meet Nellie Simpson, one of my many adorable granddogs. She recently had radical surgery on her knee: Tibial Patellar Leveling Osteotomy, and it is the 24/7 duty of Ron and Kerrie Simpson to ensure that she stays off her feet almost all the time. Yeah right…
Anyway, when I arrived at the Simpsons’ home a couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to meet Nancy, who is Nellie’s best friend. Nancy is a talented neighborhood woman who adores St. Bernards. She was sitting on the floor using a special kind of glove to groom and soothe Nellie. When she comes over, she devotes herself to Nellie.
To say that Gracie, the golden retriever, is jealous, is to understate the situation, but even in jealousy, goldens are sweet. And cute. If you look in the lower right corner of the picture, you will see part of Gracie’s head.
Here’s the picture of Nellie after I edited it. Couldn’t resist. She’s slowly improving, and the Simpsons only have about four more weeks of Nellie Patrol. Having Nancy over every now and then is fun for everyone. Especially Nellie.