Just One Dog at a Time
“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan (Author, Marley & Me)
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain
That was so generous of you, WOW. I can’t tell you how much of a difference that will make in the life of the street dogs.
Before the pandemic there was lots more food for them because sometimes families would give them leftovers. Now people are quarantined so much and they don’t have enough food for themselves so the dogs are a lot more hungry.
Here is a story: Nestor is a friend of mine who is a Mexican man and lives in Tecate, Mexico. About three years ago we were talking, and he said he didn’t like dogs. I made a deal with him that he would be open to getting to know a few dogs on his street and he laughed and then he said he would.
When I saw him again the next year, he said, “You won’t believe what’s happened. I got to know my neighbor’s dog, and then my neighbor moved and now I have his dog. I love him!”
Nestor delivers lots of food to the people in the shelters in Tijuana, Mexico, where many poor migrants live. We always have him bring food for the dogs.
Here is where the story gets REALLY amazing: One day, when they finished eating, one dog went off to find his friends and the other stayed and started to play with Nestor. Guess what? Nestor now has TWO dogs. Nestor brought him home, and the street dog has a forever home where he will not just get food all the time but lots of love, too.
Thank you again for your kind and generous help to bringing food and happiness to these brave street dogs.
With love and respect right back to you, Linda