I want to introduce myself to you, in case there are those out there who have not heard of me. My name is Mango. I am what people call a “rescue dog”. I was tossed aside with no home or family until a nice person picked me up and took me to this great shelter. After being at the shelter for a while, I met my new forever family. Life turned out so great that the local newspapers gave me my very own column. Each week I was able to visit with readers and talk about many important, and sometimes not so important issues that come up in the animal rescue world. After eight years of talking about everything you could imagine, the newspaper closed their doors and that left Mango’s Corner homeless. The great people at SEVHS thought it might be fun for me to visit with you each week so they decided to give Mango’s Corner a new home.
We’ll be talking about a lot of very important issues. Being on the street and coming from a broken home, I can tell you how hard it is to make it in this world if you’re on your own. Southeast Volusia area is very lucky to have this shelter to help dogs and cats who are, for no reason of their home, homeless and forgotten. If you haven’t met the great people of SEVHS yet, I encourage you to stop by and say hi to Brenda, Susie, Gill, and David. They will make you feel very welcome and if you happen to be looking for a pet to add to your family, they will help you choose the right one.
Ok, let me tell you just a little bit about what I know. When I was found wandering the highways, I wasn’t feeling very well. I found out that I tested positive for heartworms! I didn’t even know what that was, but I was pretty sure it wasn’t good. People at the shelter were so nice to me. They loved me and took great care of me and paid for my heartworm treatments. After a while, I was feeling great again and that’s when I met my new family. Being a “Dog Columnist”, it’s helpful to have influences in your life to write about. Well, I have plenty of those! Have you met my brother, Sebastian? He’s a six year old Boxer, very spoiled, as all Boxers tend to be, and he likes to think he rules the roost around my house. Truth is, he probably rules more than Mom would like to admit, but it’s easy to say I’m the good son in this combination. Growing up with Sebastian is an experience. He did teach me a lot about people and even taught me a few tricks that helped me get out of trouble with Mom and Dad. He’s an ok brother. You know, it can be hard on other pets when you bring a new dog or cat into the mix. There are ways a family can make the transition an easy one and I’ll be talking about that later, so keep reading this column. We’ll be talking about a lot of helpful hints and anything else you would like me to talk about. If you have any questions or would like to know about a particular topic, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll include them in this column.
I look forward to spending time with you so please click on me and together we’ll learn as we go along.
Have a great week, everyone!