Jeannie McClelland

Random Acts of Kindness

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You know how every now and then you become the recipient of a random act of kindness and it just makes your day? Well, today was the annual vet appointment for the 3 border collies. I was struggling a bit today and my absolutely great vet volunteered to put me on her 'house call' list from now on. How about that for a random act of kindness?

 

Just thought I'd share it so everyone can have a smile knowing there are some really nice people out there. :)


Jeannie McClelland

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Jeannie, that is great news. I wonder why your vet never mentioned she did house calls to you before now? Maybe you are like some of us and people can't really tell you have any autoimmune diseases going on. Unless she noticed how much pain you were having in the past. Three dogs at once would be hard on anyone without pain let alone you. Border Collies are my husbands favorite dog. I have never had the chance to be around one to see how they act and find out how very smart they are. Are yours pets or are they herders? There are kind people everywhere we only have to look around and we will see them everywhere.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

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Awwww that is so sweet. I love random acts of kindness. I actually look for opportunities to do this for others. Sometimes it's just something really little - like last week I gave my mail lady a card telling her how much I appreciate her. She brings packages up to my house which she is not obligated to do at all. I live in a rural area, and if something is too big to fit in the box, you are supposed to get a little card in your box telling you to go to the P.O. to pick it up. In the 6 years I've lived in this house, I've never had to do that. She'll walk it all the way up to my house, ring the bell and give it to me. Anyway, evidently she was having a particularly bad day and the card completely turned that around. She sent me a note back saying it made her day.


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Hi Sheryl,

 

She'd actually made a house call once before, but I thought that was just because they'd come up short on some medication. I'd have been stubborn at that point at accepting any kind of help (you know how you get at saying "I'm superwoman, I can do anything!). Yesterday, well, it was getting a little too close to pride going before a literal fall for comfort. She doesn't normally ever see me wearing O2, either.

 

My 3 collies are just splendid. The oldest (12) is retired completely from herding anything more active than a friend's Cairn terriers. The middle one is pure pet and a rescue. Dear me, she'll be 9 in October! The youngest, biggest, and most vocal is now in training to be a service dog for me. She's going to be carrying some small extra O2 thingies for me.

 

It's said the BC's can have a vocabulary of a 5-year old child and in my experience some of them do. I wouldn't recommend one to anyone who knew nothing about them, though. They are so bright and need so much to have a job, that if you don't give them something to do, they'll make their own fun and that may not always be what you'd like. :lol:

 

Warm hugs, and please excuse any dog hair transfer!


Jeannie McClelland

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That's awesome Jeannie! I am so glad you received an act of kindness in such a way...

You deserve it, to be sure!

 

Speaking of this...

 

I have a wonderful stepson...he's 38, has a daughter 18 and a son who is 15.

 

Rod is always ready to help me and his dad with ANYTHING...he loves working with his dad on any project. That "male bonding" thing, dontcha know?! ;)

 

I had been wanting a bicycle to ride around the neighborhood, but hadn't really had a chance to actually go out and get one.

 

As luck would have it...my neighbors had one and I fell heir to it...I was so happy!

It had two flat tires and rust on the chain from sitting outside.

Anyway, Rod and RJ (grandson) came over last week, picked up two new inner tubes, replacing them, oiling the chain and adjusting the rear brake, etc.

Though I haven't had a chance to ride my "new bike", I am so grateful to "my guys" for doing that for me!

 

I'm, not done!....lol

On Saturday, I had a birthday party for my hubby (the big 7-0!). I invited several, ending up with a total of 20 folks here!

 

Again, Rod came to my rescue, as BBQ-ing is not my forte'...yet it is HIS!

(I am so spoiled)!

 

BTW, he got his dad a yard windmill ...with John Deere yellow and green colors...for his birthday. After I told him that was so sweet and thoughtful, he said, "We'll see if Pappy feels that way when I tell him it's going to take us about 3 hours to put together"

(It actually "only" took them 1 1/2 hours!lol It was together before the party started)!

 

This is a great thread, Jeannie!


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

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Hello All

 

I went clothes shopping yesterday with my husband and two of the assistants' help was above and beyond what you'd normally expect. When I aked for a particular item in a particular size that was not on the shop floor, instead of just saying they'd all sold out, they went into the store room for quite some time and found exactly what I wanted whilst I was in the changing room! Nothing was too much for them even though the changing room was very busy so my husband went back later with some chocolates for them.

 

I've no doubt that they enjoyed their jobs more than anyone else in the shop because they treated the customer the way they would no doubt like to be treated and deserve in my opinion.

 

Take care.


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To: Dog Lover's,

Acts of Kindness, I think " Deb1million" could use a little kind words from all of us who are Dog Lovers,They have 2 beautiful 16 year old Male Westies (brothers) , one of which is really not doing well now , and I sense Deb is very Sad and could use our support to help get her through.. 15 years is a long time..

Dog Lover, Sandra

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