Everyone Loves a Pup!

The schedule said a dog show.  

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When I arrived today, I could see Jerry sleeping in his chair in the activity room so I spent a few moments chatting with the aides on their break.  I love these people!  There is not enough money in the world that could pay them what they are worth.  Their job is not glamorous, nor do they get many accolades.  But, I am here to say that they are worth more than gold. 

I read in the schedule that today there was going to be a dog show.  Volunteers had come in.  Fifteen of them.  Their pups were all brushed and decked out in their pink scarves, "rufferee" uniforms, and shiny coats.  These weren't the dogs of the World Dog Championships (or whatever it's called).  No.  They were much more important than that.  They were dogs who loved to kiss and sniff and do tricks for all the residents in the room.  They are the true champions and so are their owners to volunteer their time like they do!  

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Even though Jerry was pretty unresponsive today, it was just a good feeling that he was in the room with so much positive energy.  There were so many smiles and "awes" and waggie tails that it was impossible to not be happy.  Here are a few shots.  Enjoy! 

Cooper was taking a little snooze after showing off.  It's hard being a puppy in training.

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