Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A library and dogs.

Zion and I were back at New College of Florida on Monday 10th.

The attention hound

Loving every minute

Student taken photo'

An indoor event this time, by request of the Library staff

It's exam finals week at New College so HSSC Therapy Dog Teams were there on Monday and Tuesday as stress relievers.
Z and I were on the Monday team (with two others).

Z loves every bit of human attention - he was created to bring good karma to humans and *other canines alike.  He was a "hit" on Monday.

My warmest thanks to the Library staff for welcoming us with open arms.  

Soon after I arrived the Librarian asked where I had parked. When I identified the lot she said that I would need a temporary parking permit and brought me one.  A young man (I took him to be a student) said that if I gave him my car keys he would be glad to place the permit in my car.

He did so.  I thanked him profusely and then discovered that he was the newest member of the Library staff, having joined them just one month ago.

He hung around with us for most of the hour.  Turns out that he is from Windsor, Ontario; that he did his under-grad work at Western University formerly Western Ontario University, and his post-grad work at McGill University in Montreal a prestigious place! 

He, amongst other things is a long distance fan of Manchester City Football Club!

He has an interest in U.K. politics so I was able to strut my stuff as  we talked about of complicated foolishness of Brexit.

In turn I have a working knowledge of Canadian politics so I was able to pick his brains about the new  right wing provincial governments in Ontario and Quebec.

Attention U.S.A. liberals.  Divest your minds of the notion that Canada is a uniformly liberal/progressive nirvana.

It's great to have the ever splendid Zion as a natural therapy dog. 

It's also great for me when Z and I serve at our local Colleges.  There I meet faculty, staff and students who stimulate my mind.


* Zion and I walked at Sarasota's Bayfront Park today (Tuesday). We encountered three other owners with four small dogs at one and the same time.  Oh such an orgy of bum sniffing!  Oh such a festival of tail wagging, enough to stir up a dust storm.  My good Zion towered over the other four small dogs, spreading his own brand of karma with every bum sniff and tail wag.

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