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MidwestMom 06-22-2014 12:36 PM

The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.[/QUOTE]

They're called therapy dogs, and yes, they are a big hit in nursing homes. They certainly don't lack for attention. :smile:

Tiggersk8 06-22-2014 09:31 PM


Originally Posted by MidwestMom (Post 1679214)
The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.


They're called therapy dogs, and yes, they are a big hit in nursing homes. They certainly don't lack for attention. :smile:[/QUOTE]

Cats too!! My late Great Aunt and Uncle lived in a nursing home their last years that had three cats that lived there 24/7 w/the Residents and were considered "Members of Staff" on par w/the Human Staff. :). It was amazing the change in my Aunt Maisie that happened during our one visit. She had Dementia and was having a really bad day, w/being very agitated and didn't remember us at all. About 15 mins into our visit, the black and white cat described to us as a great big love bug by a Nurse came in on a trot, headed straight for my Aunt and leaped on her lap demanding she pet him by rubbing his head under her hands.

W/in ten minutes, she had not only calmed down, but knew who we were. All the while the cat stayed in her lap soaking up the attention and was still there as we left. We met that day's Nurse for them in the hall and thanked for sending in the cat, assuming she had done so. Only she hadn't. She was telling us they can tell when somebody really needs them and will check the doorways before going in to make sure they were needed.

W/what I know from my own experiences w/animals, it was no surprise to me. :)

That picture of HM leaning down to talk to that little one in the porthole is beyond adorable!! Love it!!

Muhler 06-23-2014 02:55 AM

:previous: And parrots.

A family member of mine was committed to a nerve sanatorium back in the early 70's. And they had a parrot which was probably the most spoiled bird in the entire kingdom.
The patients confided and opened up to that bird in a way no psyciatrist could.

marfre 06-25-2014 08:26 AM

Thanks for all the links and pictures, love these tours on the Dannebrog they always have a great time meeting the people. I think the next one is Mary and Frederik in Greenland.


Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1678558)

Lovely photo of QM talking to the boy, beautiful.

Muhler 06-26-2014 06:51 PM

Not a particular impressive match between Russia and Algeria tonight, so here is a summary from Billed Bladet #26, 2014.
Written by Ken Richter and Annelise weimann.

The summercruise started in the city of Aalborg, where the Regent Couple were driven around in a carriage, complete with an escort by the Guards Hussars.
They were visiting a retirement home, when QMII suddenly noticed something between her feet and exclaimed: "I've never seen one like that before. How sweet it is". It turns out that it was a theraphy dog, a cotton dog to be exact. (Never heard about that breed either). The dog come visting at the home once a week.
The visit was very much the usual drill, I.e. visiting companies, looking at culture and children. The latter was very much PH's area. He showed some chess playing children a few moves.

The next stop was the city of Odense and here PH had the opportunity to goof around a bit.
He started out be having coffee with a number of users at a shelter run by the State Church. They had a merry chat over a mug of coffee, and of the users said: "Congratulations on turning 80". To which PH replied: "Thank you. I Hope you (informal you) will turn 80 as well".
There are daily between 100 and 200 users at the shelters, who can have a free breakfast and later on buy a very cheap dinner and at night those who need to can sleep on a mattrass. A user said afterwards: "He's alright. A very ordinary person".
But PH also visited a local chocolate factory and here he fed, litterally fed, his adjutant a piece of marcipan. With the words: "Do you like it"? He put a piece of marcipan into the mouth of the adjutant, whose last name very appropriately means baker in English.

While all that happened QMII saw an exhibition about tattoos, including those flaunted by har dad, Frederik IX.

The last stop was the very idyllic town of Marstal. Being very much a harbour they naturally have a maritime museum and in the courtyard of that museum is a big playship and children from a local kindergarten had been let lose there.
Through a porthole QMII ha a chat with Matthias, while his twin brother, Kristian, was being carried around by other children. He was "dead".
In fact the children lept around in the ship like apes and that made QMII comment: "My, hope they don't fall down".
The play ship incidentally is a smaller replica of a film-ship, named Martha which was at home in that town of Marstal. The movie from 1967 about the ship is one of QMII's favorite movies. (It's akin to the the German heimat films, just at sea).

As usual the residents had (litterally) been wheeled out from the retirement home to see the Regent Couple and they weren't cheated, as the eldest resident aged 100 was the flowergirl of the day.

iceflower 09-01-2014 12:47 PM


The second part of the summer tour has started in Thyborøn today, September 1.

Queen Margrethe had to start the day without Prince Henrik, because he had missed his flight black from Paris yesterday evening, but later today he was able to join her and they were happily reunited ;):smile:

** Sommertogt i Thyborøn **

** GALLERI: Alle billeder fra det royale besøg **

** Se billederne: Dronning Margrethe kom til Thyborøn - alene **

** Se billeder: Regentparret ombord på kongeskibet til Thyborøn **

polyesco 09-01-2014 10:04 PM

she looks great.
Im always so happy to see these tours

lovely picture

iceflower 09-02-2014 12:37 PM


Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visited Ringkøbing today, September 2nd:

** Sommertogt i Ringkøbing **

** gallery: Regentparret på besøg i det vestjyske **

** gallery.: Se billederne: Varm velkomst til regentparret i Hvide Sande **

** Fotogalleri: Alle fotos fra regentparrets besøg **

** BB: VIDEO: Regentparret på karettur i Ringkøbing **

polyesco 09-03-2014 12:42 PM

third day
Sommertogt på Livø - Kongehuset

The Queen looks awesome : )

iceflower 09-03-2014 01:04 PM


She looks cute, I don't think I've ever thought of Margrethe as looking "cute" before :smile::smile:

Here are some more pics and a video of day 3 in Livø:

** Regentparret på besøg på Livø **

** gallery: Regentparret gæster Livø **

Dronning Margrethe og prins Henrik på Livø - YouTube

iceflower 09-04-2014 11:10 AM


Day 4 was spent in Nykøbing Mors today!

** Sommertogt i Nykøbing Mors **

** gallery: Royal hyldest på Mors **

iceflower 09-05-2014 08:44 AM


On their final day of their summer tour Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were in Vesthimmerlands Kommune today, September 5:

** Varm velkomst til regentparret i Aars **

** Sommertogt i Vesthimmerlands Kommune **

** Et par tusinde mennesker tog imod regentparret i Aars **

Roskilde 09-05-2014 09:12 AM

Nice weather for Henrik and Margrethe :smile:

Large gallery:

Galleri: Hendes Majestæt i Aalestrup - Foto |

In picture 18 smells to daughter-in-law Mary;)

iceflower 09-01-2015 03:14 AM

Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: September 2015
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on their summer cruise again from September 1st-4th, 2015.

The stages will be:

September 1 - Syddjurs Kommune

September 2 - Vejle

September 4 - Aabenraa

** Program for sommertogt ** translation **

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polyesco 09-01-2015 12:30 PM

Day 1 galleries from
Danskernes billeder: Sommertogt i Syddjurs Kommune - Kongehuset
Sommertogt i Syddjurs Kommune - Kongehuset

very impressive

article with more pics

eya 09-01-2015 12:39 PM

:previous: Indeed impressive welcome worthy of their guest.

Muhler 09-01-2015 12:52 PM

:previous: Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:

To put it mildly the local coverage has been massive!

I know the area very well as it virtually down the road and second on the right from where we live.

TV2 local news have a number of clips:
Here QMII is sampling local products, including malt: TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Regentparret smagte på Syddjurs | Nyheder | Syddjurs

And here on the traditional ride through the small, but very scenic town of Ebeltoft: TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Regentparret på karettur i Ebeltofts gader | Nyheder | Syddjurs

Here is the present from the local municipality to the Regent Couple. A glass bowl or dish whatever: TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Her er gaven til regentparret fra Syddjurs | Nyheder | Syddjurs

Arriving to the town of Ebeltoft: TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Her ankommer regentparret til Ebeltoft | Nyheder | Syddjurs
The tune you hear in the background is the Colour March - played unusually fast!
The ship you see in the background is the Frigate Jylland (Jutland). She is unique in the sense that she is a hybrid: a steam-screw frigate. She saw action in both Schleswigan Wars in the mid 1800's. PH is patron for the ship.
The tune played towards the end is the Royal Anthem.

Mrs. Muhler combined work with pleasure and saw the Regent Couple. I intended to go too, but I've been unusually busy today, so I couldn't get away.

FasterB 09-01-2015 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1815228)
The tune you hear in the background is the Colour March - played unusually fast!

WOW, that was fast :eek::ohmy::eek: A good thing that nobody should march to that tempo with the estandart (colour flag) :whistling::eek:

polyesco 09-01-2015 07:57 PM

The Queen and the Prince Consort has sailed from Djursland
TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Dronningen og Prinsgemalen er sejlet fra Djursland | Nyheder | Syddjurs

what an impressive sight. the royal couple on top of the Dannebrog sailing away at

The royal couple now sail on to Vejle, which is the next stop on this year's summer tour.

iceflower 09-02-2015 07:49 AM


By now the couple has arrived in Vejle and was received by a number of excited royal fans :smile:

** gallery: Regentparret i Vejle **

** gallery: Sommertogt i Vejle **

** BB: Dronning Margrethe og prins Henrik ankom til folkefest i Vejle ** translation **

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