Remember to Rabbit

Are any of you going to Rabbit tomorrow? – Chrissy

No affirmative responses, so

We began our spin class and rode hard til the end of class. As we cooled down, stretching while still seated on our bike saddles, we listened to our instructor, who asked again,

Who’s going to Rabbit tomorrow?

I had no idea what she was asking, and seemingly, the rest of the roomful of cyclists were perplexed, too. Chrissy explained,

“I’m usually not too superstitious, but a few years ago a friend of mine told me to say Rabbit first thing on the first day of every month.  Before you put your feet on the floor, you’ve got to say ‘Rabbit’ for good luck and good fortune. Last month is the first month – in like 2-3 years – that I haven’t Rabbit’d.  This month I had some bad fortune, so tomorrow, August 1st, I’m going to Rabbit.”

So I’ve set a reminder for tomorrow and every 1st day of the month forward with no end date,

Rabbit today

✌🏼

and with ears like Gabriel, my friend from Saba, I’ll surely be heard.

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Lucky Dog

For the second consecutive year, I photographed the

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, Pacific Southwest Region, Arizona [All-Volunteer] Team.

HOPE-AACR provides comfort and encouragement

through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crisis and disasters.

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“Lily”

serves on the

HOPE-AARC, Pacific Southwest Region, dog/handler team.

Dominated by watchful eyes and compassionate responses,

Lily and her team are responsible for making

so many in need,

lucky dogs.