The Vicktory Dogs.

In follow-up to yesterday’s post…this was the first thing I read this morning.

Ever wonder at a dog’s capacity to be happy, day in and day out; to love you so unconditionally; his or her capacity to greet with so much joy at each homecoming (even if you just left the house ten minutes prior)?

A piece on the Michael Vick dogs that were rehabilitated and adopted out from Best Friends Animal Society will leave you in awe of their capacity to heal, and inspire us two-leggeds how to leave the past in the past, and make the most of today.  I guarantee that most of the negatives we endure on a regular basis are nothing compared to what these dogs went through.  If they can find joy again and leave that pain behind, then surely we can forget the flotsam of our yesterdays and stay positive?

“We have learned so much from Cherry,” he added. “This is a dog that had chemicals poured on his back, forced to fight for his life, and flat-out tortured, yet he keeps moving forward, he doesn’t have a rearview mirror. He doesn’t look at himself as a victim, he looks at himself as a survivor.”

Cherry Garcia and his family

Cherry Garcia and his family

Read more of the by Cavan Sieczkowski:

“We derive immeasurable good, uncounted pleasures, enormous security, and many critical lessons about life by owning dogs.”

Roger Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

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