I just watched a wonderful video clip of a dachshund, Bica, playing with a towel.
So what, I might have said - if I hadn't first read about the terrible life this little dog had led before she was dumped through the a drop-off slot at a killshelter and left to be put down, because she was no longer valuable as a breeding bitch at a puppy mill.
I had been browsing The Other End of the Leash and scrolled down to the comment describing the awful cruelty Bica endured. I was crying, but I'm glad I read to the end because otherwise I wouldn't have learned that she is now a nursing home visitor. To quote the comment (the one by Sabine), 'This little dog who’s been through hell and back is coming out of her shell as soon as she is confronted with a needy person. In our case residents of a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.'
I LOVED seeing the clip of Bica learningto play. I guess it's never too late. The important thing is that Bica is happy now.