Sunday, February 25, 2007

Chucky Runs Home


ChuckysFree, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

This is one of the shots from this weekend's outing to the Town Lake Animal Shelter in Austin, Texas.

Meet Chucky. Chucky is a labradoor poodle mix (a "labradoodle") who was up for adoption at the shelter. This is a rather not-so-great shot of Chucky. He was busy running off to a new home-too busy to pose for me in fact.

I wish all my shots had turned out this badly. I wish all the dogs were busy running off to new homes with kids, eagerly awaiting new yards to sniff out. I wish none of the dogs there had time to stop and pose for me. I wish there were no fences, no borders, no boundaries, no kennels, no shelters, no euthanasia. But, sadly, that's not the case.

The Town Lake Animal Shelter in Austin has tons of animals up for adoption. Tons of animals waiting for new homes, tons of animals just waiting to burst out and run into the arms of families with kids who love them, walk them, feed them, and yes, even try to put them on yellow leashes.

This is the same shelter Charlie came from. This is the same shelter that has to "put down" thousands of dogs each year. This is the same shelter that has lots of dogs, just like Chucky, sitting, waiting for a new home, waiting for somebody, anybody, to come and rescue them.

I'm just glad I got to see Chucky's happy ending, even if the picture didn't come out so great.

Until next time...

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