Zion's influence worked! I have been on a list for a shingles vaccination (there seems to be a short supply) since November.
The most recent time I checked with the pharmacy the clerk told me that the February shipment had not yet arrived, but that the Pharmacist had posted a big sign reading: "Zion's dad is the first to be called". Yes, my gorgeous boy knows how to win friends and influence people - he is one of the pharmacist's favourites.
The call came in soon after 6:00 p.m. today. The pharmacy staff were alerting me that they had received supplies of the vaccine.
I was there within ten minutes, taking Zion with me as proof of identity! I received my "shot".
Now let's hope that his influence is still efficacious when I am due for the booster vaccination in April.
Thank you God - I mean Dog!