Unfortunately, I don’t know a whole lot about DUTY. I’ve never been called up to do much in my life except clean up kitchen spills—which I’m more than happy to do, by the way, especially ice cream. I’m very able-bodied when it comes to licking the floor.
We were told Cooper was probably going to die only several weeks after we had adopted him from the Birmingham Humane Society. He was a sick little 8-week puppy, and the vet wasn’t exactly sure what was wrong with my very first baby.
When he arrived at the humane society, trainers immediately noticed the pup's ball drive. Not only did he want to pop tennis balls, but he also wanted to chase them. The pup — now renamed Ghost — was obsessed and would do anything to play with them. And that turned out to be a good thing.
This dog! Ohmythisdog. He’s the ultimate definition of resolute—wrapped up in beautiful shiny gray fur packaging, and topped with a black gumdrop nose. He is the inspiration for this issue.
I’m happy to introduce you all to Blue. Blue, meet … everyone.
Here is the gist of what I’m getting at today— let’s work on connection through thank you. Gratitude seems to be a buzz word right now, but I hope you’re not tired of hearing it. It’s the way to happiness, people.
The emotional well-being of your pet is such an important part of their overall health. Since invoking these new fear-free protocols at Pet Doctors of America, we’ve been able to truly make strides in making our patients’ visits actually pleasant for them!
So you have the romantic vision of a puppy under the Christmas tree, and the shiny happy kids in awe of your magical gift, huh? Stop, drop, and roll. Now get up and look me in the eyes. Please don’t do it.
If you were the judging-by-the-book-by-its-cover type (which you’re obviously not) you’d never in a million years see Pat Delaney as a woman who’d have a passion for the vilified Pit bull breed. But, joke’s on you! Pat has been rescuing female pit bull puppies for the past 35 years, and she has nothing but brilliant things to say about them.