My friend Amy Hetzler, one of the groomers at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital, is in the hospital. I do not want Amy to be sick. I do not want her to hurt. I feel helpless, and I want her home with her dog.
Nigel is Amy's dog. He is, in a several way tie with both of my dogs and all of yours, my favorite dog in the world.
Nigel is staying at Gentle Doctor while Amy is healing.
We went to play with Nigel over lunch yesterday.
While we were playing with Nigel, Russ called the hospital and asked if we could bring Nigel to visit Amy some time this week.
"I don't think so," the person on the phone said.
"Could I talk to someone who knows for sure?" Russ asked. This was super important. "No" would be good enough if it had to be, but "probably not" was not good enough.
"Yes of course!" Amy's own sweet nurse said. "Amy would love that! You can come now!"
So we did.
We didn't tell Amy we were coming.