Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Apparently, Rack Makes Little Old Ladies Happy
After going out to the markets, settling in, and putting on some silly TV show, Kevin got a call from his mother.
He was gone all last week visiting her at her place in the Philadelphia Suburbs. She's living in a community up there and is getting on quite well.
They were discussing the pictures that he had taken up there, and I would get bits and pieces of the conversation. It seems that last time up he took a picture of the dog, Rack. Mind you, these aren't you wallet size pictures. Each of these are printed out in full color on letter sized paper. Rack, in all his glory, on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper is staring back at Kevin's mom from her refrigerator.
When he got off the phone, I was told that his mom really did like that picture, so much so that my large format, matte finished picture is being passed around the home.
Yes, I have a "Cover Dog" for the seniors. His picture made it to at least one of her friends and lives on a couple of refrigerators around the community. Apparently, his face makes them smile.
What happens is that when he goes up for his visit to Mom, the takes up a stack of photos. They are the cream of the crop, the best of what we've taken over the last few months. All printed out in large format since when you're older your vision isn't quite up to Fighter Pilot Quality, and the best are framed. There are always reprints and extras as a result since some of them turn out quite nice.
So my dog, who they have never met, is making little old ladies, that I have never met, smile and feel good. That in turn made us both feel good.
Good boy, Rack! Everyone should make their seniors feel good once in a while.