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Special Exposure Wednesday: Meet Kingston

This is Ben's 2nd meeting with his new friend, Kingston, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Kingston's owners are neighbors and have agreed to a weekly meeting of petting, kissing and snacking. Ben was intimately involved with all three, luckily this photo shows no proof of spit swapping, otherwise, I would have received a call from Grandma.

When I ask Ben about his new buddy, he gets a big smile on his face. It will be exciting to see how this relationship progresses. Hopefully this will be a first of many photos of these two together.


  1. Oh how wonderful that he gets to do that. I've heard, though I have no experience of it, that gentle pets are good for our kids. My son has been asking for one but our apartment won't allow it.

  2. What a gentle-looking dog. That's wonderful that your son gets to make a new, good buddy!

  3. This is such a great idea! How wonderful to give Ben this opportunity.
    Oh, and speaking of spit-swapping with a dog; I don't know for sure if this is true, but I've heard that dogs have fewer germs in their mouths than humans do, interesting thought, huh? :)

  4. Yeah - I will tell my mom about the germs!

    Another things someone brought up to me about Ben and Kingston is that Kingston does not require anything of Ben. I think of all the therapists, teachers and workers who are always challenging Ben. Kingston is low key, just wants some love and perhaps a treat.

  5. Gives me goosebumps...what a thrill that must be for Ben!

  6. How gorgeous!! There is a lovely golden retriever that we see sometimes at school pick up and Ashlea and another little boy in a wheelchair just LOVE this dog!! Such great therapy!

  7. What a gorgeous dog and how wonderful that they are doing that for you they sound like great neighbors!!!


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