Today Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr is the guest blogger on "Bobby's Blog," which is a wonderful blog about philanthropy that is written by Bobby Thalhimer and hosted on timesdispatch.com. An excerpt from Bobby's introduction:
My entire life, with the exception of my college years and a brief time living in an apartment, I have had a dog. I frankly cannot imagine life without Maddie, Kismet, Hershey, Snowbear or Bebe. They have provided daily joy, and in times of sadness, sickness or loneliness they have provided comfort.
What happens when a person wants a dog but can’t afford one? Or, what happens when a person who once could afford a dog no longer can? For some people the answer is simple. If you can’t afford a dog, then you can’t have one. But to others the answer is less straightforward.