The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a not-for-profit dog rescue organization specializing in older dogs but taking in and finding homes for dogs of all ages...even puppies. Meet and adopt your new best from 10 to 2 Saturday, March 8, in Love Unleashed Doggie Daycare in Crestwoor and also 11 to 3 Saturday, March 8, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be where, go Here.
Roger is the kind of dog that reminds me that I need a more dog-like personality. Roger loves everything, everyone and every new day. Every day is the best ever. Every walk his favorite. All is joy.
Why can't we all be more like that?
Now I have nothing against cats, but they view their world differently. Most cats I've known seemed disappointed in how their lives had turned out. They knew in their hearts that they deserved better -- better food, better toys, better owners, just better.
But not dogs....at least not dogs like Roger. The Rogers of the dog world can't believe their good luck. Dinner and a walk! I don't deserve it! I'm so lucky!
Maybe it's best that Roger doesn't know he was almost very unlucky. We took him from a shelter where he was on death row, just another candidate for the gas chamber. Once we got to know him, we knew we were the lucky ones.
Now perhaps Roger needs at least a dose of healthy cynicism. Maybe he needs to remember now and then that life can be dangerous. Maybe he should be more afraid.
True. None of us should ever forget the dangers out there.
But really, I just want to be like Roger. At least part of the time.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project