I'd like to share a bittersweet story of love, as told by Peter Applebome in today's New York Times, which was brought to my attention byloyal DogPolitics reader Barbara in NJ. Thank you, Barbara.
And a very special thank you to New York Times writer, Peter Applebome for showing us that no matter who we are, or on which rung of the ladder of life we stand, that good dog owners act out of love and loyalty, despite their means, and that dogs like Foxy change us, and make us better, more caring individuals.
"A Pit Bull Who Provided Lessons in Loyalty and Unfailing Love" by Peter Applebome (Photo by Diane Pappas)
He was 46 and homeless, regular work like that fondly remembered machine-shop job long in the past.
She was a member of dogdom’s least-fashionable demographic, a 10-year-old brindled pit bull, compact as a pickup truck, ears askew, two-tone face, white neck, the rest an arbitrary mix of light and dark.
And yet in this city increasingly defined by creatures who drew the long straw — winners in real estate and on Wall Street, sleek goldens, pampered Yorkies, fashionable puggles and doodles — there was something transcendent " ....................