Friday, February 13, 2009

Art of Alzheimers: Valentine Edition

And it isn't even Ash Wednesday!

My dogs are so patient with Mom. You never know what she might put on them next.

Last night I reached over to remove a crumb from Mom's shirt, and gave us both the static shock of our lives. I jumped and let out a little squeal, (it hurt!) and she look at me accusingly and asked,"What did you do that for?" All I could do was apologize and say it was an accident. I didn't even try to explain the whole static electricity thing.

I'm not sure about the art label here, but she decorated the dog with a vaguely heart shaped paper, so I'm including it.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

What a sweet dog. As for the static electricity? She might have been asking why you squealed. Sometimes that is the hardest thing for me. The loss of language. And, Happy V'day to you, Annie!

Linda Sue said...

Endearing in every ,EVERY way- Posts from you fill my heart with love and my head with WTF!Life, so many ways to live one...Your photo of doggie with heart stuck on sends me in all directions, humour, sorrow, questioning, but always love! Thanks for your blog- the best one on the block!

Mama Pea said...

I'm assuming your mom doesn't have any concept of it being Valentine's Day tomorrow? And yet, give a logical explanation of why that paper heart ended up on your sweet dog's forehead today?

Anonymous said...

This post just made my day!
I think your Mom was trying to tell Ursa(?) that she loves her.

Hugs to you all on Valentines Day, four-footeds included!

~Amanda (gr8aunt)

cornbread hell said...

hail yes it's art. doggie art.

(& what anonymous amanda said...)

rilera said...

What a great picture. The dog looks so patient. Animals are the best for people with ALZ I think.

Mary said...

Wonderful, sad, joyful--just lovely. Your mother just blows me away!

sophanne said...

Linda Sue said it better than I can - best on the block and THanks!

Annie said...

You all make the kindest comments. Thank you.

Cinnamin said...

Darn it, I'm gonna have to just go with "what they all said"! No other words other than to tell you that I love to come here to your blog and see the new "ALZ art" posts, Annie.

Happy heart day!

Lily said...

I know its exhausting at times, but I think you are truly blessed to be witness to your mum's unique, sweet perspective on life. Have you ever tried communicating with her through art, eg sticking a paper heart on her?