Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Magnum loves all his co-workers at the Hospice Home, Relais Bonne Eau, and wanted to give them a present.  So yesterday we spent the morning baking Christmas cookies!  Yum!!  :)  Then in the afternoon we went and delivered the cookies and visited our friends.
Miss Carol

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary!


Today, December 18th, is a very special day. It was on this day last year that Magnum was placed with Hospice of Southern Illinois and Miss Carol. All of our lives have been blessed since Magnum became a part of Hospice of Southern Illinois' family. He brings joy wherever he goes and is equally happy to greet an old friend or make a new one. The past year has been one full of new adventures and learning all about having a facility dog. We have learned that Magnum lovingly helps make our Community Hospice Home, Relais Bonne Eau, a home.

Happy Anniversary Magnum! We are so happy to have you in our lives!

Miss Carol

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Where's Frosty?

Here's Magnum enjoying his first morning frost of December!  Magnum has been working from home these past few weeks as both my husband ("Dad" to Magnum) and I are recovering from surgeries.  We are both now on the mend thanks to lots of hugs and kisses from Magnum (and great medical care by our doctors!)  Magnum and I will be back at Relais Bonne Eau very soon.  We miss everyone!

Happy Frosty Mornings to you all!
Miss Carol

Friday, November 18, 2011

Magnum's a new dog!

Magnum had a "spa" day this week!  He visited his FAVORITE Groomer, Hiroko, and she gave him a fabulous bath and haircut!  See BEFORE photo with Hiroko - she's noticing how scraggly Magnum was looking (Sorry Hiroko - I should have brought him to you 2 weeks ago!)  And see how handsome he is in the AFTER photo!  Magnum gets groomed by Hiroko at Florissant Animal Hospital.  He loves Hiroko, Dr. Kuhn and all the staff there.  They have taken care of him since he was a little baby.  Oops- I mean puppy. 
Miss Carol

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Magnum has a Facebook Page!

Here's Magnum updating his Facebook Page.
Magnum worked with Miss Christine, Print and Social Medial Coordinator for Hospice of Southern Illinois, to design his Facebook Page this week.  He was up early this morning checking to see how many "likes" he got!  We need 100 "likes" to help get Magnum a nice clean link.  Please go to:!/pages/Magnum-Facility-Dog/271577802878733  to see Magnum's Facebook Page and to "like" him!   Magnum LOVES all his blog readers!  Magnum wants to get 100 "likes" before the end of 2011.   Let's see how quickly we can get them.  Right now he has 8 "likes".  Please spread the word.
Thanks for helping!
Miss Carol

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Fun!

Here's Magnum posing for his Halloween Picture.  Caught him mid-lick - what are the chances of that?  :)  He did get a treat for sitting so nice with his Halloween toy!
After spending time at Relais Bonne Eau visiting, Magnum went to the Halloween Parade and met up with one of his best friends. Hope everyone had a fun and candy-filled Halloween! Magnum did get some doggy treats in his Halloween bucket!

Miss Carol 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Making Connections Grief Camp

Magnum had an exciting day helping the kids at Making Connections Grief Camp this weekend. He helped me read his story to the kids at camp. He helped me make a flower pot to start a memory flower garden. He also helped the children with crafts all day long. Magnum did a great job assisting all the children in a time of need.  
Miss Carol

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cardinal Fan!

This is the first game of the World Series and Magnum hopes Carpenter can pitch a great game! Here's Magnum taking a break and watching the game in the Media Room at Relais Bonne Eau.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Smiles at Relais Bonne Eau

Smiles at Relais Bonne Eau

Magnum had so much fun last weekend. Two kids (Magnum LOVES kids!) were visiting their Grandma, and they spent some time playing with Magnum. I was so happy because the kids wore Magnum out so he would go to bed on time and sleep so good!

Magnum also visited their Grandma and gave her a little hug by snuggling his nose under her hand so she could feel him there. Magnum knows that there are many ways to communicate love and care.

Magnum hopes he can visit Grandma and play with the kids again soon!

Miss Carol

Friday, October 14, 2011

Welcome to My Blog: About Me!!!

About Me!!!
Breed:                Labradoodle
Date of Birth:    July 16, 2008 (3 years old!)
Mom:                  Gigi, a yellow Labrador Retriever
Dad:                    Murphy, a black Standard Poodle
Partner:             Miss Carol, a female human (we’re not saying how old she is! J)

July 16, 2008 – January 2011..........SERVICE-DOG-IN-TRAINING
Magnum has received all his training through C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.  Magnum is certified as a Facility Dog and Therapy Dog with his partner, Miss Carol.

C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.
4910 Parker Road

Florissant, MO. 63033


MAGNUM’S EMPLOYER (and #1 Fan!):
Hospice of Southern Illinois..........FACILITY DOG

January 2011 – Present

Facility Dog at Relais Bonne Eau Community Hospice Home
Job Description: 
Magnum is the Facility Dog at Hospice of Southern Illinois’ Community Hospice Home, Relais Bonne Eau.   Magnum brings love, comfort and joy to everyone he meets.  Magnum makes certain everyone from patients, their families and staff are well loved and cared for.  Magnum’s job is to listen to people, give them hugs, and make them smile with his energy and enthusiasm for life.  He loves to play with anyone who will throw a ball or run in the halls with him!  In his off time, Magnum loves to eat, play, nap, eat, play, nap (you get the picture!) and continue his education as a Facility Dog and Therapy Dog with C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.     

Hospice of Southern Illinois
305 S. Illinois Street
Belleville, IL. 62220-2159
Phone:  1-800-233-1708
Relais Bonne Eau, Your Community Hospice Home
7325 Marine Road (Rt. 143)
Edwardsville, IL. 62025
Phone:  618-659-7900

Last week Christine, Print and Social Media Coordinator for Hospice of Southern Illinois, came out and did a photo shoot with Magnum. Magnum was a natural at modeling! Of course he never complained as long as we had his favorite treats and water ready at his request!

Enjoy Magnum's Adventures on Magnum's Blog,
Miss Carol