Letter from the Editor: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: It's Raining Cats & Dogs!

It’s meet the (fur) family month! Pictured with me are Jacky, Annie, Dorothy and Lizzy. Hermione, pictured separately, was the Queen of the Pack and crossed the rainbow bridge in May, after 15 short years of sharing her unconditional love and innate wisdom with everyone she met. They are all older now, content to lie around, eat and soak up the attention I lavish on them daily. Each has their own unique personality, and they keep me laughing with their ploys to be the first in my lap, first to get a treat or first to greet me when I come through the door. With the exception of Hermione, who we found abandoned on the side of the road when she was just a puppy, my dogs all came from different, overcrowded shelters, where they would have been euthanized without intervention from rescue groups, fosters and adopters. Every day, hundreds of companion animals like mine are not so lucky and die unloved and alone. I’ve had more than a few people say that they thought animals from shelters and rescues had “issues” or were more likely to be mean or aggressive – all not true. A dog or cat from a shelter will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have a real home, and in return for food, a warm bed and a little of your spare time, will give you their all. Please don’t shop for a pet, adopt instead. If you can’t adopt, please consider volunteering your time and money to help homeless animals. It’s a choice you’ll never regret.

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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