This is the beginning of Milan Kundera's longer verse...and speaks to our love for dogs and the human-animal bond.
Dogs enhance our lives. They enhance our social network which is important to our emotional well-being. They make us more outgoing, feel better about ourselves and they help us fight loneliness.
Give Fearlessly. Influence Positively.
If they're anything like Cleo, it must be sugar and spice, and all things nice - with a dash of fluff.
"Another dog treat? Nah, I'm good," said no dog ever.
Cleo's tail may wag yes, while her head shakes no, but if she ever turned down a dog treat, I would take her immediately to the vet because this behavior meant she was really sick (and not in the way kids say it when they mean neat or cool).
Our dog sure has some fancy friends! The party doesn't officially start until November 9 but here's our first photo card and birthday greeting from Cleo's incredibly photogenic friend Queen Isabella! She's a famously pretty Cavalier from Texas, who you might recognize from the Houston Dog Blog or Life+Dog.
Thanks to Ryan and Isabella for reminding us that older dogs and people rule!
You still have time to share your homecoming -gotcha day- birthday wishes with Cleo!
Send your greetings and photo cards to us at email@example.com so we can show everyone all of Cleo's fancy friends from around the world.
Let's celebrate older dogs, adopted dogs, dog lovers and all dogs!
In our book, senior dogs rule and puppies drool, at least every November because this month is our dog's special homecoming day, and National Senior Dog Adoption Month! This year we're celebrating in a big way with an online party on November 9, contests, and a whole lot more! We're marking eight (8) years since the missing piece to our family, also known as Cleo, found us.
Give Fearlessly isn't just part of our motto, the words are a guide.
As part of our celebration for Cleo, we've included a fundraising component. There is a link to our First Giving page where your donations go directly to PAWS. For anyone who would rather wear their support - we've got you covered!