What a great idea!
"Hey Carrie, it's me, Sandy. Listen, I had an idea for you --"
Sandy is a dog trainer. We started to work with her after we got our new puppy, Wolfie, because we have no idea what we're doing.
I'm so glad you called! I'm kind of worried he doesn't like his food.
He isn't eating it as fast. And when he chews it he kind of makes a
funny face, you know? Like he--"
"I'm not talking about Wolfie," she cut in impatiently. "I'm reading your book--"
are? That's so nice! Did you get to the part about dogs? I know, it's
so sad because Wolfie isn't in it. But we didn't have him yet! Maybe I
should write a new book, just about him. I could call it The Wolfman. Or
Wolferoni, that's kind of his nick--"
"No, it's not about dogs,"
she said brusquely. "I'm reading the part where you say you wish you had
some kind of sign to tell people about Jack and his autism."
went on to explain that she took care of her mother, who had
Alzheimer's, and how the Alzheimer's Association issued family members
little business cards they could give to people at the hair salon or the
grocery store or the library.
"Huh. That is a good idea," I said thoughtfully. I went
back to chatting about puppy food and house training, and although I
didn't forget the business card idea altogether, I didn't think about it
too much more. Until we went on vacation.
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