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Monday Musings…

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There are so many things I’m grateful for this beautiful mid-October day, but I’ll just tell you about one fun thing that happened a week ago for which I’m so thankful…

My local hospital has a large and wonderful service dog program.  I requested a dog visit during my last hospitalization and one evening was visited by the gorgeous Josie and her owner.

Josie was an enormous grey and white cloud of wavy fur, easily 90 pounds, part standard Poodle, part Bermese Mountain Dog. I wish I’d taken a picture, but this one I found online is close to what she looked like. She proceeded to sniff me as I petted her, nibbled a little on my wristband and then plopped down by the side of the bed.

And as her owner and I talked, I found that she was a 15 year breast cancer survivor and her sister was a 20 plus year breast and ovarian cancer survivor.  Small world…

Picture courtesy Google