I try to keep the content on this blog strictly professional (although sometimes it's like an editorial but at least it's topical) About once a year I break down and write something that's basically just some personal thing I felt like sharing. This is my link for this year. 

A couple of years ago my family became involved in animal rescue (mainly cats and dogs).  It all started when my wife asked me if we could get a third dog and I told her that was a bad idea -- "too many" I said.  But I thought fostering would be a good thing.  Ha!  I had no idea I was saying "no" to three and now sometimes we have nine in the house! 

Still it was the best stupid thing I ever said.

One of the organizations our family is associated with is Furbaby Rescue here in Washington.  If you are a pet person, or think you might like to be one some day, I invite you to watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YExxNEpEdJY

Warning: it's quite sad as are many of rescue stories.  But I hope this one has a happy ending when all is said and done.