Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Puppy hugging.


Sort of random, I know, but as part of my upcoming birthday celebrations, I've decided to make ACS go with me to Southeastern Guide Dogs, an awesome local organization that provides guide dogs to the blind, for puppy hugging. I mean, is there anything better than that? You get to spend 30 minutes playing with fluffy, wriggly guide-dogs-to-be, which helps them get comfortable with people and develop their social skills, and makes you feel happy because, hello, you are hugging puppies. I. Am. So. Excited.

P.S. I have a personal attachment to Southeastern Guide Dogs because I've seen firsthand what incredible work the people and dogs there do, thanks to a story I wrote for work a few years back. They have a genius billboard advertising campaign that features a dog wearing a Southeastern Guide Dogs vest with the slogan "It's not a coat, it's a cape" (click here to see it), and I swear I cry every time I drive by one of them because it's true: Those dogs are heroes. I can't wait to go hug them!

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11 comments:

  1. WHAT THE WHAT. I'm in the middle of a huge summer campaign to get myself a puppy. So, clearly up my alley. Sounds like the best birthday treat ever!

    eileen
    leaner by the lake

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    1. Eileen, I REALLY want you to have a puppy. I would like to join your campaign! Dogs rule. (Cats do, too, of course, but the next pet that joins my little family is absolutely a pupster.) xoxo

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  2. 1) That is a precious and effective ad campaign.
    2) I MUST FIND A LOCAL PUPPY HUGGING OPPORTUNITY IMMEDIATELY!

    What a sweet way to spend your birthday! Have fun!

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    1. Everyone needs to hug the puppies! I want you to find a local place where you can do this, too. :) And yes, that campaign--oh, man. So good.

      xo

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  3. What a clever campaign! I am in full support of this. Dogs really are heroes- mine took care of me while I was unwell today. :)

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    1. It's funny how our pets always know when we're not well or feeling sad and provide comfort, isn't it? Love them. :) Hope you are feeling better, Rachel!

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  4. Obviously this is something I can totally support. Puppies, service dogs, and hugging!? Happy birthday indeed!

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    1. Right?! Yay for all the things.

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! I could spend all day hugging puppies!! And this sounds like such a great organization! :-)

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    1. I am definitely taking as many pix as I possibly can that day. Totally can't wait. And it really is an amazing organization. :)

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  6. Sweetest volunteer opportunity ever!!

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