A blog was ready to go. To start in this manner, “Do you know Anderson Cooper?” For those who can spell CNN that’s easy—or those who can spell Vanderbilt, no more difficult.
Anderson Cooper? Answer was an anchor on CNN news, with special focus during the less than respectful political soirees.
Then I was going to spring my surprise. Anderson Cooper? Actually not connected, except for two realities…Anderson Cooper is not one. Anderson Cooper are two: two dogs in the San Antonio Animal Shelter, each scheduled for euthanization two days ago. Diane was alerted about that, has a heart bigger than large for such situations and made a call.
So. Yesterday we went to San Antonio, a mission, so to speak, for liberation. On the way we learned that Anderson needed more surgery and had been adopted by someone else. So, we took Cooper under our wing. He’s a 5-year-old Yellow Lab who came to the Shelter because his owners changed their jobs and were “never home.”
Cooper’s meeting Faith and Caleb went better than well. A joy to behold.
Okay. Adopting dogs happens all the time, and for sure, there were plenty of dogs who didn’t make it. But, as we drove back to our Leander home last night, Cooper, asleep in our back seat, looked like a starfish.
From the story of the young boy walking along the ocean throwing starfish beyond the tumbling surf, back to safety. A cynical stranger wagged his skeptical finger, “Hey, kid?” As he waved his hand pompously and denigrating manners, “Too many starfish. Cannot mean much. A waste of your time.”
The boy picked up one starfish, looked at the scowling stranger and said, before tossing the starfish to freedom, “It matters to this one.”
It’s a good feeling this morning…as Cooper is now with me and Faith and Caleb in my office. As I type away on this blog. But, more. Giving thanks yesterday had great value.
What about today and tomorrow? Don’t know. But that isn’t of concern. At least not right now. For the “present” has two meanings: a gift and this moment. That’s good enough.
Please say hello to Cooper: