The Norman Transcript

Opinion

February 3, 2013

In loving memory of Emil, the puppy

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

I have been a resident of East Norman since birth.

I am a country girl who has seen the community in East Norman grow and grow.

I am a member of a family that has always taken in strays to love and help have a chance at life after most have been dropped off in the country by uncaring people (my father’s current dog was spade and dumped and she is a wonderful dog).

I am someone who cried when kittens that were dropped in a sack by the highway where my brothers and I caught the school bus died after my brothers and I brought them home to try and save while I was in grade school.

I am a firm believer that some of the best pets I have ever known were strays my family rescued.

I was the child who cried when my best friend and puppy, who held hands with me by keeping my hand in his mouth was killed by a wolf (and I have hated wolves ever since) when I was around 3 years old.

I am (along with my family members) someone who has lost many animals to drivers who think getting somewhere a few seconds earlier is more important than watching for the animals we love so deeply.

I am someone who slows down when I see animals in the road or by the side of the road because I care about your pets and don’t want to hurt them and wouldn’t want you or your children to experience the heartache my family often feels.

I am someone whose heart broke (along with my daughter and her father) when someone hit and killed our darling puppy Emil, with her brown color and two different colored eyes by Bennett Church on 156th this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

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