Animals That Give Their All for US

How often do you look to your dog and think, “what would you do for me?” I don’t mean in that way of, “bring me my slippers”, but more like- if we encountered a challenge, how would you act, or react?
I find myself running around, maybe caught somewhere not too familiar after sunset wondering of my pup Polly…”if I am attacked, will she all of a sudden become the vicious  animal  that will save my life or sanity?” I can picture the scene of someone coming at me and her going to chomp a leg with her gleaming white teeth. The truth is, I’m not sure she would do this. She is just too friendly. She would probably just be happily smiling with those pearly whites. But this is the story of a city dog and a human with too much time to think while running. This is an urban canine whose challenges are chasing squirrels, being patient and running around on the end of a leash.

In the New York Times Science section today is a story of a very different way of canine life, and how we are finally honoring these dogs (and ponies) of valor. Hooray!
I recommend this quick read: Polar Sidekicks Earn a Place on the Map. 
I get a little puffed up just thinking that my urban canine could possibly be as brave, courageous and adventurous as the sidekicks in this story. At the same I am perfectly happy to never really find out for sure.

How often do you look to your dog and think, “what would you do for me?” I don’t mean in that way of, “bring me my slippers”, but more like- if we encountered a challenge, how would you act, or react?

I find myself running around, maybe caught somewhere not too familiar after sunset wondering of my pup Polly…”if I am attacked, will she all of a sudden become the vicious  animal  that will save my life or sanity?” I can picture the scene of someone coming at me and her going to chomp a leg with her gleaming white teeth. The truth is, I’m not sure she would do this. She is just too friendly. She would probably just be happily smiling with those pearly whites. But this is the story of a city dog and a human with too much time to think while running. This is an urban canine whose challenges are chasing squirrels, being patient and running around on the end of a leash.

In the New York Times Science section today is a story of a very different way of canine life, and how we are finally honoring these dogs (and ponies) of valor. Hooray!
I recommend this quick read: Polar Sidekicks Earn a Place on the Map. 
I get a little puffed up just thinking that my urban canine could possibly be as brave, courageous and adventurous as the sidekicks in this story. At the same I am perfectly happy to never really find out for sure.