We at Shirt Yogurt are very happy to announce that our gal Stickers was chosen as “Reader Dog of the Week” by Benoit Lewis, of Travels with Casey. I have written of my admiration for the work of this dog-loving writer and his two trusty canine companions. Thank you, Mr. Lewis, for sharing this sweet pup with your readers.
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About a week ago, I began following the adventures of a writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis and his dog Casey, via a tweet from Best Friends Animal Society. Benoit and Casey are traveling in an RV across the counrty, meeting dogs and writing a book. And the past two weeks have been very eventful. As they pulled into a gas station near Kanab, Utah, a small black dog approached the RV. As soon as Benoit offered her treats, a whole pack of dogs appeared. Kanab is set on the Navajo Nation border, and packs of stray dogs are common on the reservation. If you watched Best Friends’ wonderful series Dogtown, you are familiar with this issue. Benoit mentions that the dogs are somewhat friendly and well fed, but often sick and injured, which usually goes untreated. (Photo via Travels with Casey)
The sweet little black dog stuck by Benoit’s side. She appeared to be hurt and had recently had a litter of puppies. The gas station employees knew that she had been hit by a car and that her puppies had been taken by people. Benoit was smitten with her. The kind vets at Best Friends treated the little girl, now called Rezzy, while Benoit made the tough decision to add the dog to his pack. She got along well with Casey, was becoming accustomed to life inside, and enjoyed the peace and quite of the RV. I am so happy that Rezzy found such a special home.
I am excited to continue to follow the tales of Benoit, Casey, and Rezzy as they continue their journey. And I look forward to his book about Dogs in America.
It is very easy for me to become overwhelmed by the plight of homeless animals. But stories like this and organizations like Best Friends keep me positive and hopeful. Two years ago, I spent a few days volunteering at Best Friends, and I can’t wait to go back. Such an amazing group of people and animals in my favorite landscape–the southwest. I spent time walking dogs (photo), petting cats, and chatting with the staff and other volunteers during the communal vegetarian lunches. I even spotted John Garcia. It’s also fun, rewarding, and easy to sponsor animals at the sanctuary.