Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hero Dogs

Dogs are amazing. They help us in big ways--working side-by-side in very important jobs like herding or guarding or police work--and in small ways--providing comfort, used in therapy, companionship. I watched the American Hero Dog Award show last night. Click here to see a video about the "contestants." I say contestants in quotes because many dogs deserve to be called hero. You don't have to pull Timmy from the well to be a hero.

I enjoyed the show and was glad to see a showcase for these wonderful dogs. The American Kennel Club has been acknowledging outstanding dogs with a similar type of award. They break it down into categories such as companion dog, therapy dog, assistance dog, and police work.

With all the negative news these days, this bright spot of positive energy is welcome and comforting.

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