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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Overshadowed by a dog

There was a volunteer orientation this weekend at our Dublin shelter, and as part of the introduction to our foster program, I came into the room with a puppy. Not just any puppy, but Taina(who you read about in Kirsten's last blog). I walked into the room, and immediately, no one was listening. While I talked about the foster program, people responded at the appropriate moments, but I could see who the real star of the show was.

This happens once a month, actually. I take a dog on ABC-7 KGO's Perfect Pet segment the first Friday of every month (I am on around 11:25am if you are interested in watching). I always walk on set with my pulse racing, tongue all tied up, certain everyone is going to laugh at me. But I have watched these segments, and even when I am looking to see how I did, I find myself watching the dog, seeing what they were doing while I was talking about them. This weekend showed me that when I show a cute dog to people, they are watching the dog as well, which takes the pressure off of me!

So thanks Taina, for reminding me not to be nervous.

Well, it worked. Taina was adopted by somebody who met her at the foster meeting!

 

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