From the Asbury Park Press:
But this time was different.
This time his friend Donovan sat nearby, meticulously monitoring the priest’s blood pressure. Marable, the 67-year-old curate at the Newport News church, has survived a dozen strokes, and if Donovan detects any significant drop in blood pressure, he signals for the priest to sit down before he loses his balance and falls.
Donovan is a 5-year-old, 55-pound standard poodle.
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