I’m getting ready for the Independence Day festivities: Right after the Independence Day festivities, I’m going back to the hospital for x-rays of my leg. Maybe just maybe the doctors will decide to remove my splint. And maybe then I’ll be able to run with my dad in the morning before the sun comes up, and maybe I’ll be able to take a walk with my sister and littermate, Rosie.
I have a lot to be thankful for. People in the United States celebrate and ensure the basic rights of humans to live free from tyranny and to have representation in government. Many also try to give shelter and comfort to animals who are suffering.
The Angell Animal Medical Center, where I have been taken for my medical care, has a shelter for unwanted and abandoned pets, including dogs and cats. They have a telephone hotline for animal emergencies and a telephone hotline for people who know of an animal that is being abused and made to suffer.
When I look at the American flag, I cannot see the color red (remember? Dogs cannot see red) but I can certainly see the stars and stripes!
But to be sure, I am ready for Independence Day! Are you?