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Spirit Day

October 20th, 2010 (06:03 pm)



I whipped up some collar covers for the dogs this morning in honor of Spirit Day. Putting my dogs in purple with me isn't meant to diminish the seriousness of bullying. My heart breaks for those teens who felt bullied or harassed to the point of suicide. But as I often say, Margot and Guinness, and dogs in general, are my teachers. Dogs don't care about your gender. They don't care if you're rich or poor. They don't care what race or religion you are--or aren't. They don't care if you're gay or straight.

We can teach dogs to be mean, just as we can teach people to hate. But dogs teach us unconditional love. Dogs don't hate.

So the three of us wear purple today to remind anyone who may stumble across this photo that you're not alone. There are people who will help you if you need help. Please stay around to find out how much more there is to life than the people who call you names, or hurt you physically, or make you feel like you don't matter. You matter. The world needs your unique gifts. The world needs you.

Check out The Trevor Project or Hopeline if you feel alone, if you are afraid, if you need to talk to someone.

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