BFF …. K-9 style

His owner died, so what’s a dog to do? Well, go to the church every day.

I don’t know how I missed seeing this story at the beginning of the year. It definitely made the year in review though.

Italy Dog Frequent Churchgoer Since Owner Died

By Jan 16, 2013

ROME – Since his owner died two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress’s funeral was held, Italian media said Wednesday.

When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12-year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar, Il Messaggero newspaper said. More

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I think dogs could teach us a few things about loyalty. And he does it without email, cell phone, or texting.

Gun control not going to the dogs

Obama, in view of getting a new dog, takes position on breed-specific legislation.

“Obama’s statement doesn’t speak to federal legislative efforts. But, the White House does adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s community-based ideas for better methods of improving public safety: [photo]

We don’t support breed-specific legislation — research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources…As an alternative to breed-specific policies, the CDC recommends a community-based approach to prevent dog bites. And ultimately, we think that’s a much more promising way to build stronger communities of pets and pet owners.”

Try to apply that logic to gun control legislation for “community-based ideas for better methods of improving public safety”. The resources could be better spent with community-based safety approaches and education, rather than through ineffective, inefficient legislation. Banning worked so well.

Ah, no that wouldn’t enter his mind. But in this instance, he seems to see logic in that approach. Pit Bulls are safe from the long arm of federal control, but not your guns. Maybe Pit Bulls will be safe from the black market.