Thursday, July 3, 2008

"The Humane Society of Clark County" by YBD

Thank you, Erich, for your most recent post but Your Big Dog is quite certain he falls well short of both Messrs. Churchill and Spock. Hudson and Murphy are the real stars - I am, afterall, just the guy carrying their luggage.

I have, however, discovered some new stars along this stretch of the road. Meet Abby. She and her aunt, Mary Sue, came into the Humane Society today for, as they said it, "fun time". They played with the cats and dogs for hours which in of itself is a noble thing but Abby cleaned kennels, too, and took some dogs out to exercise.

On the eve of Independence Day, I can't help but feel that the people I met at Clark County Humane Society are our true unsung heroes. Theirs is a pretty thankless job that rarely gets press and publicity. And it's dirty and gut wrenching, too, but you'll never hear them complain. Alyssa (left), their Executive Director, is an inspiration to me. She's been on the job less than two months, knows the names of all of the animals there, and nothing seems to despirit her.

We here at 2 Dogs 2000 Miles have been blessed by whom Lincoln called the better angels of our nature, yet shelters and rescues see some of the most depraved and indifferent people and that's one of the ways YBD wants to try to help. But this is still all quite new to me and I'm still learning.

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