Greetings, pups and furry friends! A lot has transpired on Dogpawfile in the past few weeks.
First of all, I want to offer a prayer for our beloved Brad, who recently journeyed across the Rainbow Bridge. I will not rehash the sorrow of Dogpawfile’s loss, but will ask the Lord above to bless this beautiful dog’s soul, and lend His divine comfort to Brad’s family in Alicante. Rest in peace, dearest Brad.
I feel I must mention the recent photo-stealing/identity theft episode we all suffered through. I will not preach about the ethics of “borrowing” a pup’s photographs, or the photograph of its owner, to be posted on another website. No-one has to tell Dogpawfile members how wrong that is! But I will say this: I certainly learned some valuable lessons during that trying period, the most important of which is the value of Dogpawfile itself. When Paul Alexander created this site more than a year ago, he promised to make it a safe haven, a home where dog and animal lovers could gather and forge friendships, and share their lives and that of their pets. The un-named photo thief who invaded our site served us well in one respect: she showed us that Paul truly followed through on his word. She showed me personally the value of the friendships I have made here on this site. Dogpawfile has attracted a certain type of individual, one who appreciates people and animals, has empathy and integrity, and stands up for a friend. I thank all of you for your kindness. Most especially, I thank Paul for rushing to our aid, and safeguarding this wonderful cyber “dog park” he has made for all of us.
Now, onto the magazine! This month, Sandy, Saje’s Mom, reminds us of what truly matters in life. There’s a little something for nothing, and author James Cox returns with the first two parts of his short story, “The Ugly Pup.” Enjoy! Until next time, friends, be safe, be well, be joyful! ~ Anne Mikolay