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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !

A Spring Arrival

Blog Posted:3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
Something wonderful is happening this morning where my daughter-in-law works as a administrator !!
My granddaughter, Claire was on hand to help, she gets school credit for working there too!  Today was special!


  Bergin University of Canine Studies is known for elevating the dog as an academic scholarly subject of study and providing service dogs to people with disabilities and veterans with combat-related issues.....they do wonderful work!  This morning, one of their prized pupils "Olympia" became a new mother of five healthy boys, and two healthy girl puppies. Picture is my granddaughter, Claire (almost 15) who hopes to become a veterinarian someday.....she is well on her way!

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Wonderful story. God bless your granddaughter.

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Lovely story, Carrie!

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:52:00 PM
    You are so funny, Frank!! Happy Easter!

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:01:00 AM
    It's such a rewarding occupation as is service dog training--amazing! Good luck to Claire

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:33:00 AM
    Awww so cute, makea good contest that picture !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing ...Seren

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:50:00 AM
    What a beautiful young lady. Lots of compassion working with animals. Happy Easter. Rick

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Hello my dear friend Carrie! This is a cute blog! I love it. Two thumbs up for your granddaughter, Claire! I'm a pet lover too especially dogs/puppies. When I was still young ( 12/13 yrs. old) I've got 8 dogs to take care and feed, 1 cat, 1 monkey & 1 talking parrot and I was quite lazy to go to school because of them which annoyed my mom ;). I wish we are allowed to have pets here in my place so I can take others aside from my aquarium (secretly kept in my room ;). Thanks for sharing this beautiful blogs and have a blessed and grace-filled Easter Season to you and your love ones! love always, Leonora

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 12:51:00 AM
    this is so cool, Carrie. What a wonderful thing to be. I think if I ever become a volunteer one day, I will sign up for work in an animal shelter. I love being around animals!

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Hello Carrie, I'm stopping by to say hi, and read a few blogs tonight... crazy as it sounds, I have a son who wants to become a veterinarian someday... so he says... a funny thing, he never keeps up with the pets we have at home... glad I read your blog... and hurray for Claire, ...xox~ Linda

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Little girls are often soft over animals, daughter was horse crazy, Claire is nuts about all kinds of animals. Her high school has a animal husbandry dept. and one of her favorite new playmates is a boa constrictor! She isn't afraid of much! (as for boys...she hasn't got the time for them yet.......but it won't be long till her daddy has to get out the shotgun to keep them off the porch! Good luck with your own, Chris.....and Easter wishes to everyone....thanks for taking a look at Claire's special delivery!

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Carrie, this is a feel-good blog! Great photo to go along with a positive story. You must be a very proud grandmother! My daughter(who is still quite a bit younger than your granddaughter)wants to become a veterinarian too(although she wants to have many multiple simultaneous careers lol!). I mean this in a completely light-hearted manner -- you might want to invest in some electric cattle-prods to help keep the boys away :D

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:01:00 PM
    This is wonderful news, thank you for sharing this Carrie, such a lovely photo of your grand daughter you must be proud, xxx

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Claire is a beautiful young lady, and that little bitty puppy is sooo adorable. Happy Easter, Carrie, to you and yours. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Carrie that is a great project and a wonderful picture...Happy Easter...David

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