Report from Louisiana: Remembering Braveheart 2013-2019

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I’ve never been to a funeral for a dog before, but yesterday I attended a memorial service for five-year old Braveheart.  It was heartbreaking. I have been writing about this dog since 2013; I posted a couple of those on this blog. I know some of you are thinking: a … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Remembering Braveheart 2013-2019

Report from Louisiana: Call to Action Against High Kill Animal Shelter

By:  Pat Austin Added:  Thank you The Dead Pelican for the link! SHREVEPORT – Bear with me, readers, for this week I’m bringing you a local problem but it is one that needs national attention in order for it to be rectified. Your help is needed. Our local animal shelter is deplorable.  The city of … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Call to Action Against High Kill Animal Shelter

My Lion King Moment

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – We lost our eighteen year old Boston Terrier last week.  She was a rescue and was about three years old when we got her.  Checkers has been the sweetest, most loyal little dog I’ve ever had and she gave me hours of laughs with her comical antics.  She was very … Continue reading My Lion King Moment

The Most Aptly Named Dog on the Planet: Braveheart

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT - When Pete invited me to join his writing team he said, “You can write about whatever you want to…” within reason, of course, and most of the time I write about politics because that’s just what I do.  But something else has been on my mind this week so I … Continue reading The Most Aptly Named Dog on the Planet: Braveheart