Duke's 15 birthdayToday is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream and never mind that Murphy was completely unimpressed. On to our boat ride which they both enjoyed with plenty to sniff as we toured Elkhart Lake, situated in the middle of Wisconsin farm lands with plenty of good smells, if you get what I mean! He finished off the day with a Johnsonville bratwurst for dinner which he inhaled.

Duke on channel 12Duke’s not only a best friend but a trusted helper in my speech therapy. Over the years he has calmed kids, been a communication partner, and a walking companion as I worked with kids in my home. He has also been a favorite when the camera crew has come to film a segment on language learning and toys from News12 CT.

Happy Birthday, Duke!