“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.”
After five months recovering from his broken leg, my foster “buddy,” Alex, left here to go back to the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick where he will be adopted into a “forever” home.
Deciding to take care of Alex was one of the best things I’ve done. There were some tough days at the beginning as he got used to hopping around with a cast on his front leg, taking 20 meds a day, trying to get used to a special diet, and trying to get used to me!
I was told on the first day that if his leg did not heal properly, they would amputate it. At times it seemed his case manager had already decided Alex’s fate, but I intended to do everything I could to help get Alex better and keep his leg. That was my goal, and I am so proud of Alex that we were able to do that together.
Chance would be pleased that I did this in his honor, and didn’t do too bad a job, either.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit feeling terribly sad when they came for him yesterday. I actually tried to make excuses to delay the inevitable. Alex is a sweet, affectionate dog who tried so hard to be a good companion. He was certainly that, and more.
My hope is that he finds a loving family, perhaps with some kids who will run and play with him. I hope he will feel safe, wanted, and his “dog-gone” best.
Thanks for everything, Alex!
Looking for more posts about Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign?
Although I have collaborated with Rake from the very beginning in writing this blog, I hope to take a more active role here as an editor and writer. Along with my own observations about the “detritus of modern life,” some of the stories from the Hillary Clinton Quarterly will also appear here, most likely with additional commentary from me, Rake, and sometimes Jefferson Hill.
I hope you will like the changes.
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I am looking forward to this!