Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Standing Small BUT Feeling Tall

Not really Wink Wink . . . 

The other day a great man died - Neil Armstrong. He was known mostly for a SMALL step he took in hopes of improving the future of all mankind (and I am SURE he meant PETS like me would benefit too). That small step, granted, was taken ON THE MOON, for pete's sake. But it was, nonetheless, a small step that represented a HUGE leap in aeronautics and space exploration in general.

It got me thinking - What, if anything, can a SMALL PETITE but rather ADORABLE PUG, like myself do to change the world? In all honesty, probably not too much. But I can try, and that can make a world of difference between success and failure, don't you think?

By taking my small step - following a new blog, passing the word on a new product, or even sharing the passing of a FURiend, I contribute to a greater mass of knowledge and sharing. I follow Bellatrix and she in turn follows Tiffy who follows Sabrina, and so on. Soon we have HUNDREDS of blogs linked and sharing stuff . . . and those hundreds of blogs are followed by multiple hundreds of people. . . and so on. One small step, in the end, has affected many many others in, hopefully, a positive way.

What brought this all up, other than Neil Armstrong passing away? Rescue groups and how they work. Yes, it seems far fetched but it really isn't. In this case, one person found a pug in a shelter. This poor pug was malnourished and had deformed legs. She was pathetic. But this person decided to rescue her anyway, nurse her back to health and see what would happen. Through a pug rescue group, this person met a pretty wild and crazy pug family who invited her and her rescue pug to a DOG birthday party to meet a lot of crazy pug people. Those crazy pug people posted Facebook pictures of the PAWty and included mention of the sad little rescue pug - no longer sad and sick (but legs still deformed). Someone (actually several someones) from this SPECIAL Fb group SAW the photos and fell in love with the rescue pug. Boom! Before you know it, someone in the group wanted to adopt the no-longer-so-poor puggy and she is soon going to move across country to her new FABULOUS home.

One small step can make a BIG difference. Imagine how much good could be done if we all kept that in mind?


Oz the Terrier said...

What an inspirational post, Noodles! I am off to find my small step...maybe it can lead to great things too!

Your pal,

Casey said...

Facebook has done WONDERS for LBR. It's incredible how people all over the world can care about boxers in Texas! It's grreat when we all work together.

stellaroselong said...

Oh you are talking about little honey aren't you...tears in my moms eyes..she was just thinking about her this morning and talking about her last night...she was gonna ask for her address so she could send her something, and now look what she has....a new home!!! Yayayayayya
stella rose

Corbin said...

I was witness to this first hand when so many awesome bloggers joined in the Pitty Post Day! Look how far that word got just because of a bunch of great people spreading the word? So happy for that little puggie!

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

This was a great post Noodles! What a wonderful era we live in, where social media is as powerful a tool as any! :-D

Southern Fried Pugs said...

You have learned the power of community, Noodles. That is what mom is studying for her dissertation. People just don't realize how their one small step can have an enormous impact on the world. If they would just take that step, get out of their isolated lives to see how truly connected we all can be.

Fabulous news about Honey!

Winston Wilbur said...

OMP word of mouth is so powerful. I knows cuz Mum tells me abouts it from all the rescues that have happened on Facebooks alone. The internet is one of the most powerful means of communications. I thinks it is an awesome invention. I am sure you would agrees with me.

Luv Winston

Two French Bulldogs said...

very nice Noodles
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

Wise words buddy

Stop on by for a visit