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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
Before today is over and it is not St. Patrick’s Day anymore, I wanted to share this closeup (my friend Vernell) and some of the great things about things green. As I read about St. Patrick’s Day (big Wikipedia festival for me today). I especially liked: that it was also a Feast Day, a Day of Obligation, and the day where the restrictions on eating & drinking adult beverages during Lent are lifted. As a dog with no particular religious or political affiliation, what I got from that finding was that people might feel obliged to drink and eat today if they gave up things like for about 24 days so far. I don’t drink, but I never actually feel obliged to change my eating habits…I like to do what comes naturally, and save my discipline for my training and service. Things I like about green: Red Sox green uniforms on St. Pats day at Spring Training, the Green Monster (wall), The Green Monster (the Wally), Boston Celtics & Lucky (mascot),Notre Dame leprechaun mascot (they used to have terrier dogs as mascots which I don’t hold against them changing because I think Leprechauns are a more exciting match for them. I also don’t mind that I have to spell check leprechaun every time. Another thing- why don’t they just have green and gold as their colors?) Back to the list of why I have fond thoughts of green: Kermit the Frog (rhymes with Fenway the Dog and he makes people happy, he is a star and was bipartisan on the Daily show, which shows a great deal of kindness and self-confidence) ,money, parks, trees, grass, field at Fenway when you see it in person the first time you enter, grasshoppers, green buildings and all of the things about the ecological green movement making people aware of the responsibility to our earth we share, people with green eyes (they just seem nice, so I give them initial credit), green rooms in the entertainment industry (they seem to have goal to go out of their way to make you happy while you wait and are nervous- doctors and TSA lines should have those), green lights and clovers even if they don’t have 4 leaves. I think that’s enough even though I will think of some other great things when I close…but you get the idea. I will leave out the list of things green which don’t make me as happy.
Here is something when looking in my Irish searchings:
“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a road downhill all the way to your door.”
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Fenway the Dog
Here is the first of some of the pictures I have from my visit into the city in December. I am going to start with this one from the visit to The New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston . You all may recognize me being held by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (“Salty”)*. In the first shot, I was holding him, but that threw off the symmetry: so, we switched. Next to us is: outfielder Darnell McDonald, pitcher Michael Bowden, catcher and designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway, and of course Wally. Kevin, thanks for writing to remind me to send these. Soon to follow are the pics with some of the vets. This residential program extends a helping hand to homeless men and women veterans who are addressing the challenges of addiction, severe and persistent mental illness and/or unemployment. As the winter gets colder, the need for these shelters and their services is critical. Thank you to the men and women of our armed services for serving our country and helping to make us safe. It is an honor that some of our Canine Companions Service dogs are serving you.
Fenway the Dog
* Salty wanted to take me home…we were going to form a great catching and fetching duo under the name Salty Dog.