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Wed, December 19, 2012

Dogs are special

Dogs are special.
Dogs have been a part of my life since the very start, and that goes back a long time!
Want proof?

There you go.
Take a look.

That's a family Christmas card from way back when and yes, that's me...I THINK 1958 or '59...I lose track because, well, I'm getting old!

And that would be my first dog, Sparky.

Since then I have always managed to have a dog in my life.

Dogs are amazing, and they can do amazing things for people. Consider the comfort some dogs brought to people in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week.

There is a local group called 'Compassionate Canines' that works with therapy dogs in various situations, bringing a calm and happiness to those who need it most. A dog can do that time and time again. We will talk to the president and founder of the group today on the PhilCast right after the 3:30 news.

And after the 4:30 news I want you to pay attention to a new development in the story of the Thompson Community Center of Appleton. They need our help more than ever now. Executive Director Tony Gonzales will join me to explain. Meantime, please, please, please take the time to purchase our best-of DVD called "Third Time's a Charm" because all the proceeds go to the TCC in this effort.

CLICK HERE for the order page.
Also available for a limited time at area Piggly Wiggly stores, The Red Ox, Bulk Priced Foods, WHBY and the Thompson Community Center.

Thanks so much.


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