Gertie and I celebrated our birthdays at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on July 10. Gertie turned 14 months old on July 11 and I, her puppy raiser, Laura Myring celebrated my 65th birthday on July 12.
Rev. Bill Dunn gave us each a special blessing. This church is so warm and welcoming, even though Gertie barked once in church. She was very good when she went with me to receive communion and received an extra blessing. Rev. Dunn loves having the dogs there. We took a picture right after the service in front of the church doors. My good friend, Jackie Johnson and retired Guide Dog, Skipper are also in the picture.