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!