On Sunday, November 12, members and guests gathered at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Georgia to celebrate LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke’s birthday. A professor from Berry College, Dr. Rebecca Dixon, was invited to speak about the bond between humans and animals (specifically dogs). She spoke about the calming presence a dog can have in high stress situations and how Luke Comfort Dog can positively affect people just by being in the area. Over 100 people attended and all of the extra food was donated to Hands Across Atlanta, a local homeless shelter. The LCC K-9 Ministry at Christ the Shepherd received a beautiful painting of Luke Comfort Dog with his verse as a donation from an anonymous artist. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke has been an amazing blessing to Christ the Shepherd and is already making a big impact in the communities in which he serves.