Friday, June 6, 2014

Finley

 Finley enjoying his faux bone

Finley came to Southlake Hospital for a visit last week. Since Finley is a very good boy - even though he's only 11 months old - he's allowed inside his friend's room, which just happens to by husband's room too. Finley was on his best behavior. Patiently he listened to "people chatter", chewed on his bone, let strangers pet him, rested his eyes....

Part Australian cattle dog, Finley looks a bit like Digger  (seen here), a therapy dog who often visits the hospital on weekends.

Finley enjoying the patio behind the hospital cafeteria

Would you believe Finley and his siblings were found in a ditch in Alabama when they were just babies? Luckily for Finley, a lovely young Canadian woman fell in love with him, adopted him, had him checked out by a vet, and brought him to Canada.  Clearly he is loved...and he knows it.

I am linking with Saturday Critters HERE.

45 comments:

William Kendall said...

Finley is a handsome fellow!

Jack said...

Finley sure seems like a sweetheart.

Randy said...

He looks like a happy pup in that first shot.

TexWisGirl said...

such a well-behaved youngster! wow!

Revrunner said...

Great story! What a journey!

Buttons said...

Oh Findley is truly a hero and so is the lovely woman who brought him to Canada to bring all those smiles to people that need them.. Hug B

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice story and a very handsome dog...good for the rescuer.

Janie said...

I missed the previous posts about your husband being in hospital. I hope he is improving and will be home soon.
Seems like Finley was a welcome diversion and a very sweet pup.

Shammickite said...

Finley looks rather large... and might have some more growing to do as he's only 11 months old. I bet he loves his dinner!

Stephanie said...

He is a beautiful boy!

orchid Miyako said...

Such a sweet well-behaved doggie Finley is♡♡♡
I wish to know if there are therapy dogs in our city, as I haven't seen one while my late father was in the old people's home(^^;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a lovely story, but only 11 months old? He's going to be gargantuan!

Karen said...

What a lovely fellow, and how wonderful that he is allowed in the hospital. That would never happen here!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely pup.

Malyss said...

Only months old ?!! What a big boy ! I'm glad he found a canadian woman with a great heart to save him !

Stuart said...

Sounds the perfect win-win story. He is quite the handsome guy.

Sandra said...

i do love a rescue story and Finley is so beautiful... i am glad they let him visit his daddy

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely dog!

Susan said...

A heartwarming story. Finley's going to bring a lot of happiness to a lot of people over the years. So well behaved for such a young age :D)

Kathy said...


For under a year old, he is certainly well-behaved.

Debbie said...

what a great story and a beautiful dog!! love the colors in his beautiful, shiny coat!!!

Lowell said...

Therapy dogs are worth their weight in gold! We almost decided to train our golden to work as such a dog, but she was a bit too old at the time.

Finley is a sweetheart.

Judy said...

I'm so glad to see that the bad start had a good ending. Shame on the person that dumped those pups. He's a beautiful dog and will reward his people's kindness for years to come.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a lovely story and Finlay is so handsome. Have a marvelous weekend.

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cieldequimper said...

Hello Finley, nice to meet you! Are you sure you weren't having fun with a silver strap also? :-)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Finley is a lucky dog to find a loving forever home, especially in Canada.

Carver said...

Finley looks like a patient kind companion. He's good looking too.

RedPat said...

Just the perfect kind of visitor to have!

eileeninmd said...

He seems very well behaved for an eleven month old dog. Very cute. I am glad he found a good home. Thanks for linking up, have a happy weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

YOur husband must have been happy to have Finley visit. What a well-behaved young dog.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a handsome dog. He's certainly good for a young one. I'm glad he was rescued and is happy.

Roan said...

I think it's great he is allowed to visit. Cute dog.

Felicia said...

Finley is a lucky boy and downright cute too.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I'm so glad they rescued this great dog! He is very handsome.

rainfield61 said...

A good dog! Lucky you.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's a very handsome fellow.

llandudnopictures said...

He looks a very well mannered and behaved dog!

Ela said...

Oh, so sweet :)

Marie said...

What a sweet-looking dog! I am glad you shared him today. I hope your husband's doing ok.

Halcyon said...

I can't believe someone would abandon such a beautiful dog. Glad he found a good "friend"... :)

Small City Scenes said...

What a handsome and well behaved dog. MB

Lisa Gordon said...

He sure is a handsome fella, and I am so glad that he found a forever home.

Gail Dixon said...

Dogs make the best companions! You both are the lucky ones. He is beautiful.

Rose said...

Lucky dog, and lucky young woman!

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