Friday, January 11, 2008

Sally's outreach

I've been taking Sally to visit a couple homes for the developmentally challenged community. We go on Tuesday nights. There's a couple people that I didn't think cared either way about Sally, but Tuesday night we had one guy laughing his head off when I feed her treats right next to him. I ran into the home coach yesterday and she said the guy was asking about Sally! He talks nonstop, but it's all incoherent. I haven't heard him say anything that made sense, but I guess he does a bit. Also, the home coach said she was impressed that the blind woman there even reached out to touch Sally (she then ignores us both). So that's a big motivator that we're actually making a difference in their lives. Good luck with the giant blanket Lisa! Sounds like a great blanket to wrap up in!

4 comments:

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Go Sally! Way to be around for people.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

This is also a great reminder about how many of our best deeds are subtle. We want the equivalent of the person who doesn't walk leaping out of the chair to hug Sally and what we get is the guy mumbling incomprehensibly when we're not there. I have to regularly remind myself that while I'd like, "I'm going to be a biologist AND start eating locally right now AND would you like me to start an office paper recycling program," the occasional, "My roommates think I'm weird because I was talking about insects at dinner again last night," is more than I can expect.

Sally's sister said...

And the people I'm going to Kenya with probably think I'm a freak because I got excited when we were told there are giant snails in the bathtubs. And lizards in the room. Yea!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I am glad to hear that you and Sally are doing good work. Sally is such a wonderful dog.

When are you going to Kenya?