My dog Apollo is my constant companion. Becky encouraged me to get Apollo in March 2016 and I’m so glad I took her up on it. I had never had “my own” dog. Both of us have learned from each other in the process. I’ve learned more about patience and not getting exactly what I want. Apollo is the best dog. He tries so hard to be “good” – it’s hard to get right all the time if you don’t know English.

Something we share is a love for walks. By the time we go walking in the morning I’ve already been up for hours since I get up at 4:00 A.M. So I’ve had time to get a good chunk of problem solving done for the day, although “done” may not always be the right word. My work and challenges are at the top of my mind, and then me and Apollo walk out the front door – Ah, what a different world it is outside! The open sky and fresh air instantly changes things. And off we go, usually up to Postal Pond where there’s a great nature trail we enjoy.