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Top dog Alabaster City Schools’ new therapy dog helps students do their best Story by LINDA LONG Photographs by JON GOERING


arrior is a dog – four legs, nonstop wagging tail, big soulful eyes. Yep, he’s a dog alright, but this 5-month-old Australian shepherd just can’t seem to wrap his paws around that fact. Of course, why should he? Between smooching with state

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legislators, riding in parades, answering fan mail and hanging out with his best buds around Alabaster City Hall, Warrior hardly has had time to connect with his inner canine side. He’s too busy fulfilling his role as an official employee of the Alabaster City Schools, a role he takes very seriously, according to Dorann Tanner, student services

Shelby Living May 2014  
Shelby Living May 2014