I don’t know that the fact the random machine chose such a perfect winner of my gourmet pet treat contest makes me believe that there is order to the universe. I do know that sometimes even a cynic like me is brought to her knees. Emily S. sent in this picture of her 90-year-old mother with the pup who will be munching the pumpkin and peanut butter goodies. Emily describes her 11-year-old pit bull, Ozzy, as “kind of crippled himself.”
Ozzy visits several residents of the nursing home where Emily’s mother lives, so perhaps it’s no surprise that he needs the occasional nap. Clearly this beneficiary of his attentions doesn’t mind that he’s sleeping on the job. In fact, I suspect that, if he wasn’t resting his head on the hand that’s not holding his paw, she would be wrapping Ozzy in the afghan.
While you’re here, there’s another contest you can enter, for the World’s Cutest Pet Carrier. Who knows? The winner might be equally deserving — and in any case will be practicing car safety.