The odd couple.... dogs felix and oscar

Felix and Oscar made a classic tv show due to their two very different styles.  If you know dogs, then you know that there is literally no two dog personalities alike.  The range in dog characters and personalities probably runs the same gamut as those of people.   It is one thing that makes dogs highly entertaining and interesting to us humans....more

What does it mean to have a fulfilling day: Laugh, Cry, think... Jim Valvano talking about life at shelter

Today lets start with a word from a basketball coach:"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."  That is from Jim Valvano, a college coach that died of cancer.If  you are a sports fan you probably know the story and know the quote.  Why is it in a blog about shelter dogs reflection on life?...more

The BrightSide of human emotions from a high save dog shelter

Hello and welcome to the first posting of the BrightSide Blog.  This blog is a day-to-day emotional cleansing through the lives of dogs at a local shelter.  This blog is not about dogs nor abuse or for the most part anything negative.  It IS about the human spirit and how we can see the best in humankind through the dogs at local shelter....more