Image shows Janell Groskreutz, right, with her guide dog, Sully, a black lab. Janell and Sully are sitting close to each other on the floor and Janell has a bright, beautiful smile on her face. She is pleased to be finished with holiday shopping, eagerly anticipating Christmas Eve when her family opens their presents and she hears excitement and happiness in their reactions. A lighted, fully-decorated Christmas tree sparkles in the background and presents are spread along the hardwood floor, surrounding Sully and Janell.

Christmas Shopping with My Guide Dog, Sully

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, it’s important to pause and reflect on what is essential in life. In “Christmas Shopping with My Guide Dog, Sully,” Janell Groskreutz attempts to find some last-minute gifts in a hectic mall with the help two loyal and patient companions, Sully and her husband, Kevin. While taking a moment to rest, a stranger reminds her of the valuable bond she shares with Sully.