Here is our April Fool's email to Madi. (I am not a dog person and Madi inherited/learned that trait. We can't stand it when a dog licks us.) Madi's responses crack me up -- the fact that she isn't sure whether this is true or not. (I took out any personal contact info before posting here, but it must have looked official enough to Madi!)
hahaha WHAT? I still think you or dad wrote that
On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:50 PM, Alicia Riley wrote:
you'll find out wednesday when the dog is delivered!
Uh oh -- Look what we got from your mission president! I don't think you'll be overly excited about this new mission policy...but I know it will be for the best and will help to keep you safe.Love, Mom----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Adriatic South Mission <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Safety precautionDear Brother and Sister Riley,We wanted to tell you about an exciting new pilot program that the Church is trying out. In the interest of finding a way to ensure the safety of sister missionaries serving in less stable areas outside of the USA, the Church has assigned Service Dogs to be close companions with each sister missionary in the Adriatic South Mission. Motra Riley will receive her own personal “bodyguard” on April 1: an adorable St. Bernard named Buddy. As part of the dog’s training and bonding, Motra Riley will need to sleep with Buddy, let Buddy eat off of her plate with her at each meal, and allow Buddy to lick and sniff her legs and arms with no restrictions. We have heard disturbing reports of sister missionaries who do not like to hug and/or receive wet kisses from dogs. We trust that Motra Riley will rise above such petty complaints. Because Buddy is a slow-moving dog, Motra Riley will be provided with a dog stroller to transport this 140-pound canine companion with her everywhere she goes. We hope this will help assure you of her safety.Sincerely,President Louis W_______+ 355 069 _______