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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lynne's Lowdown / Santa Visit

The kids at Children's Hospital won't be able to resist my cute little cockapoo, KC, after I take her - starting in January - to support dog training. I've decided I'm not going to let my dad and Trudy one-up me now that they have Emma. I'm going to have my own support dog. KC will go through six weeks of obedience training and then hopefully enter the program to become a therapy dog through Support Dogs, Inc. (Dad, you think I'm kidding, don't you.)

Really, though, this is something I've always wanted to do. I would love to cheer people up in the hospital, especially kids, and KC just makes you smile when you see her little butt wiggling like an Energizer battery. I don't know if she'll get into the program, but she's really smart and she absolutely loves people, so we'll see :)

If you haven't seen the movie "The Blind Side," GO SEE IT!! Sandra Bullock is amazing. The story, which is true, will warm the cockles of your heart (what's a "cockle" anyway?) And I didn't even cry...until the end. Seriously, don't miss it.

I dragged Eric, kicking and screaming, to volunteer at a PetsMart adoption day for service hours that he needed for school. Oh my gosh, the drama. "Why do I have to do that? I can just do laundry or mow the lawn or something. That counts as service hours." We both ended up having the best time. I've volunteered for them before, and because Eric loves animals I knew he would get into it and would like it. He was just doing his mandatory teenage whining. Eric helped with the adoptions by talking to potential adopters and walking dogs around, and I helped with Santa pictures, trying to get the dogs to "smile." The time went by fast and a few of the dogs ended up getting adopted, which made it even more fun.

I took KC and Stella back later so they could tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, plus the money went to help the animal shelter.

Stella was terrified of Santa.

KC would have sat there for 15 minutes.

If I don't post again before Christmas, I hope everyone has a Merry, Merry one!


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