Gracias Horacio the SFFD member, Badge #755 (I verified) who, on his off-hours, took the time to pull over and ask if he could talk to me. Why? To love-on-me! Tell me how beautiful I am. And ya know what? I lapped it up. All 4’9″ of his affirmations. He’s not a construction worker right?
Thirty-eight years of searching and at long last, where I’d least expect it….
HALO THE GUIDE DOG!!
As you may surmise, Halo is all about physical contact. But there’s more to this dog that Bill from Schwab brings in to work once or twice a month: Bill “adopts” dogs like her for a limited period of time to get them trained to be guide dogs for the blind. Dogs like Halo (name is apt, in my opinion) are trained to always look out for their master and to have a heightened sensitivity to the environment rather than meet their own needs first. So not only are dogs like Halo selfless, but people like Bill – who take them in and grow attached to them, only to release them later to benefit others less fortunate – are equally selfless.
I’m not that selfless. I couldn’t let Halo go if I had her!
Halo’s sad pining look as I leave tugs at the heartstrings