Good Karma? Just a Perk of Dog Rescue

“You must have such good karma” is what people say a lot when they find out I’m in rescue.  Sometimes I wonder.  This is Pinky’s bum.


She just had a $1000 tail amputation.  So maybe good karma isn’t synonymous with cheap vet bills.

8 year-old Pinky was found on the street and the person asked if I could take her.  My vet found a micro-chip but when her owner was contacted they said they didn’t want her any more so she became part of Road Dogs & Rescue.  Many bulldogs are roly poly putty balls of love.  Pinky, not so much.  Sure, she’s a sweetie with people but with dogs, she was a bit of word that rhymes with rich. Something that rescuers are not.  Witch. There you go.  Many rescuers, and Pinky, can relate to that one.  Now we know why. She had an inverted screw tail that curved around and poked a hole through her skin.  She must have been feeling awful.  Hence the witch/bitch/not rich bit, right?  Well, let’s just say, she’s still needs an attitude adjustment.  And an $1100 eye surgery.  Good karma definitely isn’t synonymous with cheap vet bills. And an $1100 eye surgery.  Good karma definitely isn’t synonymous with cheap vet bills.  And it’s not about winning the mega millions lottery – which, let’s face it, sometimes seem to wreak some bad karma all of its own.

My ability to rescue – anyone’s ability to do anything charitable that costs money – comes purely from the kindness and generosity of others. So perhaps it’s as simple as good people. Their goodness is the karma you attract.  I think Pinky would agree with that!


This is Pinky.  And Huxley – who was not thrilled when I told him her real age.