I’m participating in NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, and am writing a post every day this month. I made it to day 25 and almost broke my streak. Almost all the way to the end of the month and I thought today was going to be the day I failed to get a post published. But if ever this was a good reason to miss a day, this boy would be a good one:
This is Kohl. He’s a young pooch, some sort of lab/retriever mix picked up by animal control. He wasn’t doing so well in the shelter, really shutting down, refusing to stand or walk. He needed a foster home and in a hurry. While I was out grocery shopping tonight, I got the phone call that he needed sprung from the joint. I rounded up some help in the form of my favorite teenager and headed across town to the shelter, long closed with the foster coordinator patiently waiting for me.
Never once did I think, “Oh shoot! I’m supposed to be home writing a blog post.” Nope. I did think lots of things like how will I manage an extra dog while cooking Thanksgiving dinner, do I have a dog bed big enough, will I fall in love with him and fail as a foster, adopting another furkid?
Then it hit me. It was important for me tonight to simply say to you, please adopt a pet the next time you are ready to add to your family. Shelters are overflowing with wonderful, loving pets who deserve a chance. Everything from wacky mixes to purebred pets can be found at your local shelter or with a rescue group. I know this firsthand. The photos below, they are my furkids.
See this face? Adopted.
How about this one? Rescued.
And this girl? Tossed out of a car alongside a highway. Snores loudly, drools on the sofa, loves BIG.
Please, my sweet readers, consider adopting a pet. Save a life and enrich yours.