Monday, April 21, 2014

It's Nice to be Appreciated

We are in our second year of visiting two nursing homes once a week with Abby.  Saturday, when we visited Pleasantview Care Center, the activities department surprised us with gift bags for all of us filled with assorted useful items, including puzzle books, Dollar Store gift cards, hand sanitizer, sticky notes, pens, and some snacks!  Even, our dog, Abby got a special bag of her own with a jar of cheese and bacon filled treats which she loves and we all got certificates for volunteering and a pin that says:
 "Volunteers--Our Greatest Natural Resource."
You make a difference every day with your dedication and caring way.
We're grateful for all you do.  We succeed because of people like you!
Even our cats enjoyed our gift bags--they are so easily amused:

Spunky was first at biting the ribbon, but guess she didn't want to be used for Monday Mischief and jumped off when she saw I had the camera ready.

Manny and Spunky Doodle (our cats) both enjoyed putting bities on the orange ribbon. 

Spunky liked sitting on the bags once we got everything put away.

Do you volunteer anywhere?  It's very rewarding and we really enjoy doing it.  We highly recommend it!

Related reading--Click the links to see our reviews and the books:
I Will Never Forget by  Elaine C. Pereira
Angel on a Leash by David Frei

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Sandee said...

Awww, how nice is this. I linked you to my Awww Mondays under Abby because she's doing such great work.

We volunteer with yacht clubs and hubby is the secretary of a sports club that has 700 members. We are always giving our time to others.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to all the babies. ☺

BeadedTail said...

That's very nice of them to recognize you and Abby! It's so wonderful that you volunteer there!

Mike Golch said...

our cats used to fight over the paper grocery bags when got them unloaded,it was fun to watch.

Kathe W. said...

what a wonderful gift you have of sharing- I volunteer at our local's fun and I like to help.

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