Not Every Superhero Wears a Cape

November 7, 2011  

Stubby lived his life on a chain until one day he broke free and ran away. A Good Samaritan found him and brought him to the shelter. Now his real story begins…

Did you guys have a good Halloween? Thankfully I got more treats than tricks. The only trick was that I had to wear my costume ALL NIGHT. But I kept getting treats, so it was pretty okay.

We had a lot of superheroes come to the door trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Batmans and Spidermans and Wonder Womans and they all told us about their amazing superpowers.

Later that night, when Matt and Lily came home, Marnie asked if they could have any superpower, what would it be? Matt wanted to fly, and Lily wanted to be able to create light wherever she went. Matt teased Lily for being afraid of the dark, but Lily countered, saying that now that they have me, she isn’t afraid of the dark anymore. She just wants to help others who are.

It got me thinking about all of the superheroes I’ve known.

There was The Girl. She found me on the street, trying to eat out of the garbage. (Now I get in trouble when I snack from the garbage, but the garbage here is much yummier than the garbage on the street.) She brought me to the shelter and visited me.

There was Carl the shelter worker, who knew I was a good dog and who gave me a reprieve (which I’m still not exactly sure what that is, but I know it led me to my family.)

There is my family:Lily, Matt and Marnie, who feed me and play with me and walk me. Their love has begun to slowly erase the days when I lived at The Place. I used to wake up every day, scared and cold. Now I wake up excited to greet the day, wondering what new thing I’ll learn or experience.

Does your dog have a hero?

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