I’m traveling, and I first meet Millie, a dog with three legs whose owner pushes her in a cart. They are companions traveling to Mexico. Millie’s recovering from cancer and probably the sweetest dog I’ve ever seen. She lets everyone pet her. Her owner says, “Your love keeps her living.”
Then, I meet Barney on my flight. He’s on his way to have leg surgery to repair a hip joint. He’s a service dog who identifies bombs. He’s also adorable. His owner says, “He has to be cute to work the crowd so nobody moves away from him.”
Barney and Millie made me smile, and I felt thankful for dogs who serve–through companionship and service.