The season of those dreaded ASPCA commercials with the incredibly sad looking animals is here. I can't watch the ASPCA offerings, they are too heart wrenching. Thank goodness for those fast forward and mute buttons. If you'd rather be uplifted than brought down, keep reading.
I have always believed there is a home for every animal. Even those hard to place animals are perfect for someone or as my Grandmother would say, there is a lid for every pot.
This is about the lid for Jonny's pot---Xena.
You may have seen this before. I found it on my niece's Facebook page (thanks Jill) so those of you on Facebook may have all ready seen it.
If like me, you hadn't seen it-- then meet Xena. I worked for years in animal rescue but never saw a dog in this bad of shape. This caricature of a dog weighed 4 pounds and had a one percent chance of survival. She was literally skin stretched tight over bones.
This video tells the story of a determined to live little dog that opened up the life of an autistic child and became ASPCA's dog of the year for 2013.
Enjoy this sweet video with a very happy ending and remember to support your local animal shelters if you are able. They do wonderful work. Not only money but food, bedding and old blankets are welcome. If you need a little exercise, dog walkers are always appreciated. Also if there is room at your inn for a creature who will think you are flawless, consider adoption.
Now wasn't that better than seeing all those sad puppy eyes on the commercials?