I realized we’ve been talking about Clarabelle but I’m not sure if people know who she is.
Clarabelle is Alicia’s dog, adopted from Pets Unlimited in San Francisco. Alicia volunteered at Pets Unlimited for some time and was taken by Clarabelle…and then took her home!
There was a sweet article in the Chronicle in 2006 about Alicia and Clarabelle, located here: http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-09-08/entertainment/17309792_1_family-dog-girl-dog-shelter.
Clarabelle has been staying with friends but visited with Alicia in the hospital yesterday and today. While she is generally a nervous dog, she seemed to know she had a job when she got to the hospital. After shaking for the requisite 5 minutes, Clara settled down, snuggled into Alicia’s side, and did not move for 5 hours. Good dog.