A Dog’s Life: Veterans Day Edition

Posted on November 11, 2011


One dog’s welcome home is another dog’s Bon Voyage.

Tomorrow, I’ll be live-blogging the Shelby Humane Society’s Bon Voyage soiree at Whole Foods in Cahaba Heights. You’ll find the live updates at the Shelter Partners blog here.  We’ll be sending off a lucky group of Alabama pups who’ll find forever homes in the great state of New Hampshire (my favorite state, of course). We’ll also be live-tweeting using the #BoneVoyage hashtag.

If you’d like to be a sponsor and help an abandoned pup find a forever home in time to set up residency before the New Hampshire primary, you should definitely buy a holiday ornament from the Shelby Humane Society. (I have dibs on Bumble Bee*.)

Courtesy of Mental Floss, take a look at these returning US military heroes returning from Iraq and Afghan and the welcome they receive from their canine companions: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/106498

And, on this Veterans Day, Thanks to all the military veterans who have served the United States of America and the cause of freedom.

Full video and news clip of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson’s funeral here.

*I already have Bumble the Cat in my house. One Bumble is all the cat/bee I can handle.