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Original Post Date: February 10th, 2016 Yesterday I had the privilege of taking Rojo to a preschool. These kids were such a hoot! When I showed them how to give carrot kisses they all just went, “EWWWWWW.” So what do I do to encourage giving kisses?? I only let the ones who were brave enough to kiss him go first. Selfishness is a funny thing. I don’t always consider selfishness a bad character quality. In children, you can use it to encourage them to step outside their comfort zone. They want to feed Rojo first. Kids always want to go first! So, if...

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Original Post Date: January 21st, 2016 Working with Rojo is interesting. Yes, Rojo. Not so much Napoleon or Smokey… they kind of stand there and do their thing. But Rojo – now he’s a character! This one amazing opportunity showed up to interview on HuffPost Live. We did a Skype interview that actually turned out wonderful which is a complete surprise because Rojo was a freak the whole time! Before the call came in, we brought him and Napoleon inside to get situated on where everyone was going to stand and get into position before HuffPost called. Being the young...

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Original Post Date: January 6th, 2016 Today’s sweet soul was Vera. Napoleon in his New Year’s outfit I took Napoleon to visit a memory care facility today. First off, can I just tell you that my favorite visits of all time typically take place in memory care/alzheimer facilities?! The people who live there have the most genuine reactions to seeing a giant, living breathing ball of fur than anyone on earth and it is the greatest experience to be apart of! With that being said, today I met Vera. Vera was very apprehensive about meeting Napoleon. You could see her...

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Original Post Date: January 5th, 2015 Has it already been about a month since my last post?! Gosh, I do apologize! To be honest, I’m loving being able to be a part of Rojo’s social media. Getting the chance to speak his witty character brings me so much joy! But then I have to type about myself on here and I gotta say, I start to draw a blank. But I haven’t forgotten about it… SO how about something right in between?? A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a part of an hour-long phone interview for...

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Original Post Date: December 10th, 2015 Maybe it’s just me being incredibly optimistic but it doesn’t seem to have been that wet of a Fall/Winter. I mean, before Sunday, it seemed as if we had occasional rainy days here and there but for the most part, it feels more gloomy than actual downpour. But then Monday hit. I had a meeting Monday morning I needed to be at and while waiting for it to start I checked out social media. My heart sank when I saw – thanks to Facebook – my mom asking for emergency help with her barn...

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