We have only had Kaz for a short time. Officially, we are fostering him but I think we will soon make the commitment to keep him. I wanted to use this approach just to make sure first before making a final commitment. The poor fellow has been bounced around through five homes in two years and he deserves better. He is a sweet dog, just large and active. And despite his size, he can streak like a greyhound.
Our previous Great Dane, Goliath, was shot by a neighbor for a reason that we still don't understand. The Sheriff said that the person who did so has a history of harming dogs, but since Goliath had gotten out of the gate there was really nothing I could do legally. We were out looking for him when we heard the shot in the fields. Sadly, I recovered his body from an open field behind a house and brought him home for burial. It was like burying a family member, because he really had bonded with our family.
Since we had grown to love our adopted giant, my wife, who I often call "Dr. Doolittle", wanted a replacement and I think Kaz is probably the one. It is such a shame that these beautiful animals frequently need rescue. People buy them as puppies but later realize they are more than they can handle. Think, people, think, before you make commitments you can't live up to. Dogs deserve some normalcy just like we do.
And I made a decision yesterday that I think will be good for me. Having written lots of "odds and ends" stories about my animals and those in the wild around me, I have finally decided to write my first book. What I want to accomplish is show through real life stories the joy and beauty of our animal friends. I plan to divide the book into sections on dogs, cats, horses and even a story or two about the wild animals around us. I already have lots of material to work with and hope to have something ready for print within 90 days. It will be a challenge but I think it will also be fun. Wish me luck.
Have a wonderful day, folks. Love those around you like it is the last day of your life. We never know, but we also never need fear if we have God at our side and in our heart. God bless you all.
One last thing. If any one is looking for a good cause, why not donate to the American Cancer Society's Walk of Life, going on tonight in Gainesville, Fl. at Santa Fe Community College? My wife, Charyl, is walking for the Oncology Nurses team (from the VA Hospital) and she would love to have more sponsors. Any amount is appreciated. The website is http://www.main.acsevents.org/TR?fr_id=49921&pg=personal&px=31120599. If this doesn't work go to acs.org and go to Relay for Life. Thx folks.