Bow Wow Bullseye
To some, the thought of a film festival about dogs is met with a laugh or an incredulous remark. To other people it is embraced and cheered. I have to say, as a homeless dog, thank goodness for the latter group of people. They are the ones that rooted, cried, chuckled and howled during last Sunday’s Bow Wow Film Festival in Telluride. These people give me hope and inspiration – as do the Bow Wow films do themselves.
My name is Mira and I am a beautiful brown and white husky mix at only about 2 ½ years young here at Second Chance Humane Society. My sweet demeanor makes me a very lovable girl. I get along great with other dogs and love my people so much that I tend to work hard to not be left behind. I do have some health issues which I fear may make it harder for me to get adopted. But I am hopeful that, just like in the Bow Wow films, love will overcome.
So at the Bow Wow Fest there were films that made people laugh in recognition of the antics they put up with for the love of a dog, and there were films that made people cry remembering why it is that so many people do put up with these antics. And many reminded us about the importance of the human-animal bond.
There was a beautiful film about pets like me who had some physical challenges and how their people didn’t give up on them and how greatly their people were rewarded for it. I most liked the way the films so easily captured the manner in how people’s hearts just overflow with love for and from their dogs.
So I thank the great folks at Bow Wow for starting another nation-wide tour of these incredible films in Telluride (and look forward to the Festival returning when Second Chance brings them back to Montrose in the autumn and Ridgway next spring). These films save lives – and I do believe they will save mine as well.
On behalf of my staff here at Second Chance I would like to give a big shout out of thanks to all the event sponsors, auction donors, attendees, volunteers and more that made this a great event and raised money to help homeless pets like me here in the Second Chance tri-county service region. The generosity of our animal loving community simply lifts my spirits and warms my heart - and is so greatly appreciated.
So yes – there really is a film festival about dogs and maybe someday I will even be featured in one of those films. Until then, if you adopt me I will work hard to remind you every day that you are loved and that you will never be lonely or bored the rest of our days together.
Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs. View our shelter pets and services online: www.adoptmountainpets.org.