In Lieu of a Dog of my own

Morgan July 14

NaBloPoMo prompt for today:

What is the first thing you do every single day (I mean, after you hit the snooze button)? When did that step in your routine begin?

The first thing I do is put on my glasses, but that’s not very interesting.

The second thing I do is go over to my desk, open my laptop, and check on the webcam of the Great Dane Service Dog Project.

Merlows puppies  June 29

I’ve been doing this since I discovered the site three years ago, very shortly after it came online with the Explore site. At that time, Chaos had just had her puppies:

Oscar and Baxter  GDP

I didn’t see them born, but I did see the next litter born, to Noel:

Noel's four boys  April 1 2014

And the next, born to Olive:

Olive Raspberry Denim Martha Ruckus Lydia Winston Agatha feb 26

And so on, through these years.

Hilary and the Pimentos

Each morning I enjoy seeing the activities in the kitchen at Carlene White’s house. Those puppies are born in her house, and are socialized from birth. Each litter stays in the house, with a human volunteer watching out for them and interacting with them, until they are about eight weeks old.

Sydney  Sept 19 2015

I also have enjoyed watching them trained to be service dogs, and paired with persons with a variety of neurological issues who need a “balance dog” .

Carlene  Bud   Indy  Jan 11

Jade and Bristol at her college graduation

doctor George joins Bella and George

Carlene and Jade Calorie  Oct 25 2015

It’s a great spirit lifter every morning.

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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