today is national dog day. a day to "bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption." i don't know how y'all ended up at your forever homes but bailey was a stray. she was found running loose on the streets. can you imagine? poor little thing.
in my adult life, i have had 3 dogs: my first (rocky) was from a breeder but my next two (kibbles & bailey) were rescues. in 1995 when i was looking for our second dog, i went to the shelters. i was there every week. i've seen the conditions they live in and i've seen the sadness in all of their eyes first hand and it was heartbreaking. i wasn't looking for a specific breed but i was looking for a specific size, so it took a while. when i finally found kibbles (a dachshund mix), my search was over but the search to find a home for all the shelter dogs will never be over. there just aren't enough people willing to adopt from a shelter. if you are looking to adopt, please at least consider a "pound puppy."
give your pooch an extra smooch today and tell them it was from me!
until we meet again my friends-