Steve Miller and Bones at the Secane Station Tavern. My print column is up.
UPDATE: Though the reaction to this column was generally positive there was this email:
Although that story is meant to be heartwarming, I think it conveys a cycle of disrespect for that animal. How willingly he was ready to give it to anyone that called about it and then to a drunk couple in a bar. Then he made sure he got a good’s night sleep even though he knew there were problems when the dog got to the couple’s home. Yes, indeed. I can see he has the best interests of the animal in mind.
If you want to write a story of animal rescue, write about the animal rescue groups that work tirelessly to save and place these animals in loving homes. There is a process to animal adoption and ownership, a process to introducing pets into a home . We need to talk about responsibility to pets and not recycling them back into potentially unfit homes.
I say: Nah, it's always a better story when the dog goes to the bar. But thanks anyway, Karen, for the advice.