……from West-centric mascot Sammy, the rescue wonder dog, still kicking at 15 (we think). Speaking of rescue, please consider adopting from a shelter or, if you must go with a purebred dog, a breed rescue.
And speaking of the holidays, here are a couple ways to give back:
Feeding America lets you search for food banks in your state.
Protect monarch butterflies, adopt a wolf, defend marine life, safeguard bobcats with a Natural Resources Defense Council Green Gift.
Adopt a wild animal through the Sierra Club.
Donate to the Morris Animal Foundation and double every dollar you give from now til Dec. 31. The foundation is a nonprofit that invests in advances in veterinary care for companion animals, horses and wildlife.
After all, it’s not all about getting a new fly rod from Santa. More later on how that turns out. Have a happy, healthy, everyone,