I've always loved dogs and I've always known how they - and animals in general - add so much to our lives.
After the horror in Newtown, CT I started following a group of service dogs on Facebook. I saw them on CNN and fell in love with them.
They are from Lutheran Charities Comfort Dogs Program
This is Isiah, as you can see he's in training.
I also discovered Warrior Canine Connection a group in Maryland who train dogs to become companions for soldiers returning from war with physical and physiological challenges.
Right now a group of 5 puppies, born on December 28th, 2012, are being trained.
You can catch their antics on the Nursery Cam
As I've said before, animals are some of the best people I know.
I hope the VA and Congress release more funding for service dogs and that healthcare institutions recognize their value. Right now just about all the costs for service dogs are funded privately.