I’ve written about Michael Vick before, but this is no longer about him and his fighting dogs. It’s a beautiful story about rehabilitated, thriving, well-adjusted dogs that BADRAP believed in, when so many others thought they never could be restored. Well, seven of them met up recently for a blessed reunion and a group picture.
I read the following update in LifeWithDogs.tv this morning and it brought a huge smile to my face: ‘Each of these seven dogs has made a remarkable comeback. All seven dogs have Canine Good Citizen certificates. Three of them serve as therapy dogs in hospitals and children’s literacy programs. One of the dogs, Audie, was very shy and had to have two faulty knees repaired when he arrived five years ago. He is now excelling as an agility dog. “They’re all heroes and they have so much to teach us about comebacks, resiliency and embracing the joy of the present moment,” said BADRAP director Donna Reynolds.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the picture taken in this video really says it all. It’s certainly a tail-waggin’, happy group of pups with their people! And four paws up to the people who welcomed these dogs so lovingly, never gave up on them, and now even have bragging rights to all of their accomplishments.
Do you have a story of a pet being resilient, letting go of their past, and embracing a new life of love and hope? Thanks for sharing it in a comment below.