After kicking the flu and on the eve of having to get up at 4:30 am, I was looking for an easy fun pic to share from some part of my life. But of course: my rescue pets, staring up at me with those big eyes…. I ran across this Instagram photo of my smaller dog, Jax. He’s my runner, the one who causes me an enormous amount of stress when he gets out of the house, something he manages to do with an impressive amount of dexterity. He’s also sensitive, prone to hunger strikes and who knows what else. But they sure do look like angels when they’re asleep, don’t they? Like my other dog, Chase, Jax is a rescue saguate (street dog) I brought home from Costa Rica. It was a long road from our little barrio to his napping on my leopard-print chaise in Las Vegas. (And it took a village, literally.) In fact, it feels like a lifetime ago that I took them to the local C.A.R.E. spay and neuter clinic for stray dogs in little Coco. It’s easier than you would think to bring your rescue pets home to the US. I highly encourage it!
Let me know if you’re thinking about it and would like to hear more!
Locally in Las Vegas, consider donating to or volunteering at The Animal Foundation. It’s a very special place, with tens of thousands of animals that need human attention. Drop in! You’ll fall in love.