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You’ve Got to Have Friends: The Story of Alpha, A Dog Who is An Everyday Hero

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A Virginia high school yearbook bears the photo of a dog among its student photos.   Alpha is an almost daily fixture at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, VA,   He alerts his owner, AJ,  who has Type One  Diabetes when AJ’s blood sugar is too low.   Alpha’s  yearbook photo and the story behind it have now gone viral.  Here’s an account by WJLA-TV, the Washington, D.C. ABC News affiliate.

http://wjla.com/news/local/meet-alpha-the-labrador-retriever-included-in-this-virginia-high-schools-yearbook

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Friends and Editors

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We all need friends and as we grow older we need them even more.  How do you choose friends?  The best friends are gentle editors.  They may lead by example and help you develop a draft.  They offer a suggestion and help you determine whether to put a comma or a period in a situation. Envy is not in their vocabulary.   When your life narrative is off course, they help you get back on track.  Still, we must take ultimate responsibility for our life decisions.

It takes time for some of us to become editor-in-chief of our own lives.  We are often thwarted when toxic grammar or false facts interrupt our flow.  It helps to remember our friends are there to guide us with God as publisher.

  Koko at Work

Lonely This Valentine’s Day: Find A Companion

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All you need is love. DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance May Have What You Need.  Get More Information Here.

 

http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/adopt

 

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Here Is Wonderful

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For  many  2016 was a tough year.  For some including me it was a time  to let go of some situations and people who were not conducive to personal or professional growth.  We’re here  now  -2017 has arrived.  The New Year brings us promise  and hope for positive change.   As I move in a new  direction  with a new year  in bloom, despite challenges, there is a  is a lot to be grateful for  and I am happy that I am present.    I learned to enjoy life without the need for prestige.   I have a wonderful group of friends I enjoy.   I  live in a wonderful neighborhood, Brookland, DC.  It has taken  me years to get to a place where I choose peace and I am still not an expert.   It helps that Koko is one of my “life coaches.”    Though she likes attention,  for Koko it’s often a  matter of finding the right box for a nap.

 

Koko takes a nap

Koko takes a nap

Visitors

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It has been more than a month since Jean Claude slipped out the house for a pack of cigarettes or mouse treats maybe.   CCL and I are hopeful he will return.  Koko seems to be getting used to life without JC.  She has a variety of toys to play with and regularly visits me in my home office.  She also interacts with my friends when they visit.  This morning two squirrels played in my back yard as she and I  watched from the window and a Cardinal also swept down from the sky and walked the back yard for a bit before flying off.   Earlier a bird perched on the window seal just outside my bedroom.

 

The Bird on the Window- Sill (Right)

The Bird on the Window- Sill (Right)