Friday, April 11, 2008

Oprah And Sophie

I finally watched Oprah's puppy mill show that I recorded last Friday. I admit I rolled my eyes when I first heard she was doing a show on the subject but they truly did an excellent job. Oprah, Lisa Ling, Bill Smith (my new hero), Wayne Pacelle, and the other guests covered everything that people should be aware of: where pet store puppies come from and the alternatives to buying one from a shop, the awful conditions at the mills, euthanasia at animal shelters, and the importance of spaying & neutering. Color me very impressed, Oprah.

The show got me to search for a picture of my dog, Sophie, from when she was at the animal shelter. I tried writing a post about her but I couldn't get it how I wanted it. So I'll just share two photos of her. The before and after shots.

Sophie's picture on the animal shelter's website, August 2001

Sophie at my house, September 2001


Lil_Birdie said...

I would have never guessed the two were the same . She's very cute :)

myboringblog said...

It was very sad to see the dogs get euthanized. I hope it opened the eyes of the people who didn't know that it really happened. And wasn't it nice that three of the dogs got adopted by the Oprah staff?

Kellie said...

Aaaawww! She's so sweet!