I spent a lot of time at the nursing home and soon recognized a number of the Jeff Dunham you laugh I laugh you cry I cry you offend my Vegas Golden Knights I kill you shirt. One old lady caught my eye. She was a tiny wizened African American woman who sat in a wheel chair. She would usually be seated in front of the window in the hall near my mothers room. I always made an effort to speak to her but she never answered or even acknowledged me. One of my favorite nurses told me that she had never spoken in the five years she had been there. But I always made the effort to say hello.
One afternoon I brought Bridgette with me. Bridgette is Jeff Dunham you laugh I laugh you cry I cry you offend my Vegas Golden Knights I kill you shirt, cream colored, elegant with big soulful black eyes and very smart. She does not fawn over people like some dogs, she has to be interested in a person or she pays them no mind. As I was walking with Bridgette towards my mothers room we passed the little lady in the wheel chair. I nodded and spoke to her as usual and this time something unusual happened, she saw Bridgette and she lifted her hand and pointed our way, her finger emphatically moving up and down. It was the most emotion I had seen from this silent old lady. I stopped to listen as the woman struggled to speak, that’s a pretty dog. I responded would you like to meet her. Yes please I would like that.