Alphabet Soup: I

The letter I stands for Integrity. Integrity means being honest and having good character. This includes connecting with others by offering a listening ear. It also might mean that you have to wriggle yourself in an awkward position without any treats in sight, just to be near someone.

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XXX, Benji

Alphabet Soup: J

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I learned that the letter J stands for Joy. Mom says that I bring lots of it every day. Of course, Ms. Zulu does too.

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Joy means bringing smiles to others by simply being there and wagging your tail. I think I can do that, WOOFFF!

Benji

Alphabet Soup: N

The letter N stands for Nononsense*.  I try to keep a no-thrills attitude and am enjoying the simple things in life. Treats are Numero Uno on that list. I bet you hadn’t seen that one coming. The N also stands for November. That is the month of happy new beginnings for me and my new family as I was adopted into my furrever home in November 2015.

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Me, Benji

* Yes, that looks like drool on that sock. And no, I wouldn’t know how said drool got on the sock. I don’t recall getting a treat that time. And if I did, I would plead the fifth.

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My pretty Sis

May your tummies always be full with yummies,

Benji

Alphabet Soup: E

The letter E stands for Empathy

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Showing empathy means

Holding someone’s hand

As long as it takes

Or giving a kiss

To those in need

Without asking anything in return

Benji

Alphabet Soup: B

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Mom is teaching me how to spell my name. We started with the letter B which stands for Braveheart. She says that I am a braveheart because I am courageous in anxious times. I barked at this lion when I was a pup but learned that when someone else is different it doesn’t mean they are scary. Lion and I are now best buddies and share our treasures.

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Puppy kisses, Benji