Reading that guys from Rescue Ink would be the opening keynote for BlogPaws this year, I was intrigued because I didn't know anything about them. The hour they spoke proved to me that they are very smart, and dedicated good guys, period. Joe Panzarella and Anthony Rossano spoke passionately and made a great tag team for the event. The crowd laughed, clapped and tweeted their priceless sound bites.
Two sides of the same coin was my first thought as I listened to them. As they spoke, what came to my mind was their similarity to Mike Arms, the president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Both are passionate about animals and very serious about their work. They are not in the rescue business as a lark or to make themselves feel good. Neither suffer fools gladly and ten minutes in to their keynote - I'm hooked.