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Hello patient followers:
It has been a busy winter and I can’t wait to tell you about: Christmas at Fenway, a new addition to Bentley University …and about being Santa at Greenfield Community College’s holiday party and wish you a happy new year. I can do that really fast- Happy New Year. The rest will have to wait until after….
this Sunday,January 21st
Because I will be in the Inaugural Parade with 56 CCI assistance dogs and dogs-in-training! Dream come true for Canine Companions- could be better than winning the World Series (if it happened more often). I know that Governor and Mrs. Patrick have a fine lab- perhaps we can all have a sit down while we are all in town to discuss some issues small and large like: covering service dogs for military vets with PTSD, health care, gun violence, and that silly trillion-dollar coin (they are all serious as a cliff- “the” cliff, but the coin has to be a joke from a Saturday Night Live skit that the news got confused with a real story).
Here is some information about the parade before I float too off track:
2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 21st in Washington DC.
CCI is one of 43 organizations from across the nation selected for this honor from over 2,800 applicants. 134 CCI assistance dog teams, puppy raising families, volunteers and supporters will march in the parade, along with 57 assistance dogs and dog-in-training, which will be viewed by millions across the globe.
“The President has placed a big emphasis on the idea of service – including a National Day of Service as part of the inaugural tradition – and many of the groups chosen to march in the parade reflect the idea of serving one another and giving back to the community”, according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Take a look at the News 9 coverage and story (WUSA9.com in case the link doesn’t work):
More later…hope you will be watching the parade.
thanks for following,
Fenway the Dog
Maybe winter could hold back for a week or so. Fall is so great…and Sandy blew the good part away (I found one last leaf).
I am so happy that my fellow CCI* pups and family members are safe after having lived through 8 days without power in our training facility on Long Island. Hope you all will look on the Canine Companions for Independence website…you will be able to see graduation photos. Also, there is a link to a Eukanuba live puppy cam. Nothing is cuter than puppies…babies are a distant second, and then, I guess…well…those are the only cute living things that i like. Kittens maybe.
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Fenway the Dog
*Canine Companions for Independence