Hey, Jute, don’t be afraid

It looks as if our family is going to grow.

For the past several months, we have been talking about getting a dog. The talks really started when Janet and I were both working from home during the early months of the pandemic. We would go for walks together a couple of times each day. On one of these walks we met Luna, the new puppy that belonged to our neighbors across the street. Janet asked one day if we could take Luna on our walk and the wheels were set in motion.

Initially Janet, and then both of us, started looking at dogs on Facebook. Yes, there is more to Facebook than Russian disinformation and the memes your great-uncle shares supporting whatever is the latest MAGA political outrage. Hero’s Haven Animal Rescue is one of the Facebook pages we both started to follow. Hero’s Haven is a foster-based rescue established last year in Manchester, Iowa. Manchester is about 20 miles from us.

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