|This book is a visual delight for everyone to see|
and the story of Percy's struggle for perfection is touching
|Roo relaxes with a young reader and enjoys hearing a great story|
|The children get to read along with the book via projector|
"Mama what's perfect?" Percy still did persist.
Mama said, "Percy, it's nothing. It doesn't exist."
|Roo's Lucky Foot|
and his stylish brace
People often pause and ask "what's wrong with him" when they see Roo walking toward them. Some days his differences are made even more obvious when his arthritis flares and he needs to wear his leg brace. When I hear people question me with that all familiar phrase, I usually respond in the same way: absolutely nothing is wrong. He is just right.
He may walk differently, lay down differently. His left leg and foot might appear quite different when it's compared to the right. But nothing, nothing is wrong with this remarkable dog. In fact, I'm grateful he is so unique. If not, he might have ended up in the show ring, a show dog like his parents were, instead of doing what we love to do so very much. What makes him special has brought him to this time and place he's in today and sharing his life with the children he adores! I will forever be grateful for his differences and embrace them as something to be celebrated. His left foot has even earned the nickname of "Lucky Foot", because we feel it was very lucky for us that he came into our lives.
...and you simply cannot deny that it bears a strong resemblance to a rabbit's foot, a long-believed superstitious charm.
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|Rick helps explain to the children why we should all be proud|
of the things that set us apart and make us unique
|Rick and Little Percy (left); Sprinkles calmly stands & watches (center); Hershey meets friends from the audience (right)|
This was, of course, all in the best of ways! Rick brought along three of his own chickens for the children to meet, each one looking strikingly different than the next. Sprinkles the Silkie, Little Percy the Serama and Hershey the Chocolate Orpington all were fun and entertaining to show the children that we can all look different and beautiful in our own special, unique ways. Everyone had such a wonderful time meeting Rick and his friends and sharing in the special message that Percy's book has for us all.
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