The story of “David” who wouldn’t give up “Hope”


Haven’t written for a while since I’m knee-deep in my own hound problems.  But they are miniscule  when compared  to a story that caught my attention on the website, “LifewithDogs.tv“.

We all come across stories out of the blue that impact us in emotional ways.  This particular story was passed on to the Lifewithdogs website administrator.  The author first met “David” in early February while bicycling in below zero weather in Boulder, Colorado.   He stopped to talk with him and learned that “David” had suffered a severe back injury in his job which left him unable to work, and hence, he lost his apartment and found himself living on the streets in Boulder.  While he could easily find warmth in many of the homeless shelters in the city, the problem was that he would have to give up “Hope”.

Hope, it turns out, is his German Shepherd that he’s had since she was a pup.  If he had to live on the streets to be with her and keep her safe, then he would so.  You have to read the full story here, to understand the emotion and bond a man has for his dog.

The author was so moved by this man’s plight, at the end of his post, he inserted a “Chip-in” widget because so many readers had contacted him asking how to help.  To date, readers have donated over $5000 to help “David” and Hope. You can also read an update to the story and how David plans to use the funds.

There but for the grace of God, go I.

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About an-opinioniatedwoman

Midwest, Middle Class and Middle of the Road. A fiscal conservative and social moderate, who supports free speech, gun rights, the military, and God Bless America. Multi-dog owner who has seen and been through it all. Interests from politics to football to cooking/baking to opera. I have a very low tolerance for mediocrity.
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