As we work on our next issue of "Our Place to Paws" and begin the development of our Web site, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has been supportive of our new newsletter and our effort to develop a fun, informative venue to talk about -- and hopefully help -- animals.
I also wanted to note this quote about Barbaro, which I felt captured it very well for those of us who so deeply felt his loss this week. Perhaps we don't forget about world issues, but we do reach out for hope, and the innocence, courage and companionship of animals helps us do that.
"When world affairs and people's foibles become such a burden to endure, people reach out to comfort themselves through hope. Although Barbaro will be missed, Americans had - for eight months - the opportunity to root for a miracle and forget about war, politics and Barry Bonds."
Steve Ranson, Lahontan Valley News