Dogliness is next to Godliness

February 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm (Charitable Organizations) (, , , , , )

Beauregard

Dogliness is Next to Godliness

After almost 20 years of touring, teaching, and sound tech work, my husband and I decided to “settle down” and get a DOG!

We had both had dogs while growing up, and enjoyed dog sitting for friends and family.

We liked the unconditional love that dogs can bring, the companionship, the exercise, and we both felt strongly about adopting a dog from a shelter.

After work one day, I drove over to the PG County Animal Shelter, and was instantly drawn to a dog that resembled an underweight albino Muppet. His fur was patchy – revealing bright pink skin underneath, but he had intelligent eyes, a joyful spirit, and a sweet nature.

Adopting Beauregard was one of the best things we have ever done.

On August 17th,2007, he woke me up from a nap by jumping on me and barking. He saved both of our lives that day from a fire that was rapidly consuming the back of the house.

Those stories that you hear about dogs saving lives are true.

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, I urge you to visit your local animal shelter and to support The Humane Society and the SPCA.

The life you save could end up being your own.

P.S. Beauregard is now a healthy 72-pound mutt. We think he is a Spinone/Pit mix.

He still looks like a Muppet.

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