Teddy’s 12th birthday is today and he wrote a special message that we thought you all would like to read:
“Today is my birthday and I turn 12 years old. I lived the first 7 years in a puppy mill cage and have now lived 5 years in freedom.
“People have asked me what I want for my birthday, and Mom and I have talked and talked about this. I really have everything I need and want. I have a loving home, an amazing family, and wonderful friends who work very hard to help the puppy mill dogs. I have health and I have freedom from the cage. I have more than so many others and Mom says she’ll give me extra belly rubs, so what more could a little guy want?
“Right now there are so many truly devastating events impacting people, pets, and wildlife all across the country – – many of the western states are on fire, Texas is reeling from Harvey, and Hurricane Irma is causing mass destruction and headed for Florida. There is so much tragedy, so much sadness, so much hurt, and so much fear.
“Today for my birthday I’d just ask everyone to be kind – to ‘Love Like Harley’. To do good where and when you can. To help others, especially those who can’t help themselves, whether human or animal. To speak up for those who can’t. To take care of one another. To be generous and give of your time to others. To think “what can I do to help” and then to just do it. To reach out and offer resources to those who might need it, and to open your heart or home or wallet or pantry to someone or something. If you are able to and want to give financially, give where you heart and mind lead you. And please use social media compassionately; speak kind words and do kind acts because you can’t know what others are going through.
“So, I don’t want to ask for anything for me for my birthday (unless you can send a virtual belly rub which I’ll be happy to accept). All I ask is that if you do any of these kind things in honor of my 12th Birthday, please think of me and let me know. I really feel we could use some positive and uplifting stories right now and I’d love to hear what you are doing. Thank you so much!”
Love, Teddy <3
Learn more about Teddy here.