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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?