Is this not the cutest thing you've EVER seen?!
Meet Chance. He is a three-month-old Havanese puppy. Totally cuddly, brave and kind of like your favorite teddy bear...except he likes to jump around and make you smile. And he's one of my favorite interview subjects as of late.
This little guy was thrown off a second story balcony just 10 days ago and almost died. But Friday, you could not tell at ALL. He was full of life and ready to love even though he's already been through so much at the hands of humans. Here's a link to the story: PUPPY!
I've never been a huge animal lover, but in the last few years I've realized there are two categories that never fail to get attention: pets and weather. Weather is an obvious one -- it's the one story that affects ALL of us (heads up KOMU-ers, this is the answer to a Randy Reeves quiz question). But I never expect the kind of outrage and heated response we get on animal cruelty cases. We posted the story on our WVEC Facebook page and, whoa! the comments are intense, suggesting similar treatment for the suspect, as well as much harsher penalties. It's interesting to me how people have this soft spot for creatures like Chance, who suffer silently, often with no means of defense.
Just a bit of a happy twist on a story that could have ended on a much different note! Much better than the homicide and horrible house fire I covered Friday night.
Anyway, I hope it makes you smile on this bea Spring day. (Can you tell I'm in a cheery mood?? It's my last day before vacation! Eek!)