I’m sorry to let you know that I have still been unable to write a real Puppy Dog Tales story about the three Holy Terrors, or even one about the Adorable Dogly Duo. I know it is coming, but the grieving isn’t finished yet. I don’t want to write a lot of tear-jerking articles. Those get old pretty fast.
I do want to write an article about the grieving process, because I have been quite surprised by mine and have done some research about it to find out why I have responded to Oreo’s passing the way I have. Pet parents who have gone through a similar experience might find this interesting.
Also coming down the blogging trail in the new, not necessarily improved, but always (I hope) interesting, Puppy Dog Tales will be articles about other pets, broadening PDT’s horizon to include all animals, although the focus will remain on dogs.
A new book of interest to pet parents, actually probably of interest to all animal lovers, is the story of Galunker, a zany pit bull, who came to the painful realization that he was judged for what people thought he was (vicious and mean) instead of what he really was (sweet and loveable). The authors, Douglas Anthony Cooper and Dula Yavne, have shown the truth about pit bulls in this charming children’s book, which will be released this month. In an exclusive interview, co-author Douglas Anthony Cooper tells about the writing of Galunker, why it was necessary and how the story unfolded.
Rescue stories will also play a part in future Puppy Dog Tales editions. In keeping with this direction and in order to give you something enjoyable to watch in this edition, I am including below a video from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Watching the narrator recount The HSUS’s victories for animals in 2014 and its plans for more applause-worthy efforts in 2015 brought tears to my eyes. Trite as that sounds, it really happened. Let’s see if you can get through this video without any eye moisture whatsoever. As long as they are tears of joy, it’s okay. I hope you enjoy this.
(Please note that publishing day for Puppy Dog Tales has been changed from Sunday to Tuesday.)
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(Vol. 14.12-1, Dec. 8, 2014)