Lynn Jacobs, 31, says she is teaching tricks to Precious Noel, her 18-month old Chiweenie — a cross between a Chihuahua and dachshund — and enjoys spending time with her and Miss Aallee, her 16-year old Chihuahua. A Supply, N.C. resident, Jacobs adds, “I love to sing,” and uses that talent in the choir at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C. She also looks forward to attending the gatherings of Special Friends of Seaside at the church. This ministry began in October 2016 and is designed specifically for those 18-40 who have a disability and can manage their own personal needs. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Jacobs was born with spina bifida (see side bar) and uses a wheelchair for mobility.