Last week I had the pleasure of introducing you to my new little rescued girl, Minnow. Well this week I get to report on another little dog whose life was drastically changed for the better as a result of that post! As I was writing about Minnow and
searching my emails for the original photos that were attached to
Minnow's adoption plea, I came across another plea that arrived on that same day for a little guy name Gus. And Gus looked just like my Minnow!
Ahhh what a happy tale! I truly think when we offer help to those in need, we trigger a chain of related events that connects us to others of like mind. With each humane action, the circle of compassion widens exponentially: I wrote about Minnow, which led me to find Gus; Leigh met Minnow, which led her to Gus (now Guppy). Renee's tireless work to help a pet store "go humane" led her to all of us, which led to Gus finding a happy forever home and possibly even reuniting with Minnow!
And I just realized... it was Renee who got Rosie the shih-tzu out of the shelter for us to bring to her new home in New York many months ago. It's amazing how many lives are impacted each time we help one of these furry creatures!
Shawne and Leigh (and the rest of their critter kids) are thrilled to welcome Guppy into their family. "Guppy is so happy and social and loving," Leigh writes. "He brings light and joy everywhere he goes. What an amazing little guy! My partner Shawne and I are so lucky he came into our lives."
Reflecting on Guppy's tough journey to find his forever home, Shawne adds, "It's amazing that we bred these animals to be dependent on us and then turn our backs on them so easily. When I look into Guppy's eyes I know that if we as humans can ever get the treatment of animals right we can reach a higher level of consciousness as a species. It is so important."
Amen to that!
Dr. Pia Salk