|Tate playing in the grass|
This is the 2nd in a series of Kindness Activists that have stepped forward and shone during my sister Annette’s illness. There are many, many people who have being remarkably kind and helpful during this difficult time, but one in particular stands out and is very deserving of being dubbed a KINDNESS ACTIVIST.
World, meet KRISTI!!
Kristi is my sister’s friend. They have gone through good times together, and bad times – Kristi is a breast cancer survivor and Annette helped her through her illness.
|Annette and Kristi all decked out|
|Tate Dakota - all sorts of cute!!|
|Tate and her adopted sister Haley|
So, when Annette checked into the hospital on July 26th, Tate checked into Kristi’s home, and he has been there ever since. She has even been training him! He couldn’t manage steps when he went there, now he can. He wasn’t potty trained very much when he went there, he now even knows how to lift his tiny leg. Go Tater Tot go!!
Also, Kristi doesn’t just take care of Tate, she makes sure to keep his mamma well informed and entertained with news of the puppy! She sends photos, videos, and little messages from Tate so that Annette can feel the love.
And get this: she brought up to the hospital for visits! Even SNUCK HIM INTO THE REHAB unit one time!! He was the hit of the party, of course. Everyone loves the little guy.
|Tate snuggling his mamma outside the hospital in Omaha|
|Puppies are good medicine! See that long tongue? |
It gave Annette LOTS of kisses!
Kristi has bought Tate bones, treats, even a special collar so that the spoiled little puppy could be in our recent family photo shoot and match everyone else!
|Annette and her cutie Tate (and a shoe, which Tate likes to chew on...)|
Photo by the amazing Brenda Lee Dolinski
Annette is now out of the hospital and doing well. She is still in physical therapy, and now has started radiation and chemo. So, she is not quite strong enough to take care of Tate (who is an active little fella…) yet. Kristi is graciously still watching the little guy.
Kristi – you are a KINDNESS ACTIVIST indeed. Thank you for giving Tate a great home so that Annette can focus on healing. We appreciate you!
|The beautiful and KIND Kristi|
* - TATE AND KRISTI SHARE THE SAME BIRTH DATE! Isn't that awesome??