Where There’s Love, There’s Life!

Vivan, a Chocolate Lab mix, eager for walks and attention.

Vivan, a Chocolate Lab mix, eager for walks and attention.

(A very special blog written by my Whispers co-author Cheril Thomas).

Do you want a friend, a trustworthy confidant and unconditional love? Do you like long walks and cuddles? Need a BFF who will follow you anywhere? Talbot Humane could have your canine soulmate and Bark in the Park is the perfect place to find out.

Talbot Humane will parade their adoptable dogs at the Sixth Annual Bark in the Park Festival in Idlewild Park in Easton on this Saturday, October 10. Co-author Susan Reiss and I were fortunate enough to meet many of the dogs during a recent visit of the Easton facilities.

Callie, a Boston Terrier mix, wants to love somebody!

Callie, a Boston Terrier mix, wants to love somebody!

Why are we so interested?  Maggie, the main character in our serial mystery Whispers, is adopting a dog in the story and we found the perfect one—Callie, a Boston Terrier mix—at Talbot Humane. In support of this community organization, we’ve joined with Attraction Magazine and historic Banning’s Tavern to run a “Name the Pup” Contest.  You can enter to win wonderful prizes and the name you pick to be published in Whispers!

Callie and her friends, Vivian, Jade, and Diesel will all make an appearance inWhispers. And, good news for readers, they are still available for adoption.

But why are these dogs, some sweet, cuddly, dignified, playful … and all healthy, why are they waiting for someone to give them the home they deserve?

Some are lost, some abandoned. Many were surrendered by owners who could no longer care for them. Each has a story linked to a person, someone who may have lost a job, was injured or had to move.

Maybe a cute puppy really grew into those big feet and right out of a small apartment.

Perhaps a faithful companion was left homeless when her owner died.

Jade had puppies, won’t have any more, and is ready for a new human family! (Don’t let the fencing bother you. The pet run was very busy when we visited that day.)

Sometimes the very best thing a dog owner without resources can do is to take a dog to Talbot Humane for another chance at a loving home.

Of course, not all dogs are the same.  Some need more care than others.  Some are family dogs, some are loyal to one person. Some thrive as a second or third pet in a household. Some need a place to run.  Others need a warm lap.

Many of the dogs at Talbot Humane, like Callie and her friends, Vivian, Jade, and

Diesel, waiting for a new home (Don’t let the fencing bother you. The pet run was very busy when we visited that day.)

Diesel are adults.  Are you adopting someone else’s problems?  The staff is careful to screen and evaluate so you bring home a healthy, ready-for-love dog.

As humans, we spend our whole lives learning about ourselves. Dogs know from their first breath… that it’s all about the love.  They seem to have an infinite capacity to adapt and show compassion. And where there is love, there is life.

Take a look at all the adoptable dogs at Talbot Humane.  Check them out at Saturday’s Bark in the Park.  Your perfect companion could be waiting for you!

 "Where there's love, there is life." is a quote from Gandhi.

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