Story: How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

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The question “Who rescued whom?” has been a bit if a cliche in the dog world for quite some time, but writing in the Boston Globe magazine, Linda Matchan tells a story that really drives the point home. After her husband passed away after a grueling, four-year battle with ALS, Matchan’s son delivered a rescue dog, but she was convinced it was a good idea:

But timely advice came from, of all people, my accountant, whose poodle Doodle was snoozing in his office during tax season. I told him I was wavering. “If you don’t have enough time for a dog,” he said, “you don’t have enough time.”

It’s a touching story and a great read.

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