The Michael Vick dogs are America’s dogs. I learned that from Molly Gibb, an Oklahoman who helped rehabilitate one of the pit bull terriers rescued from Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels. I’d never really thought of it that way, but she’s right. When the case became so public, everyone who’s ever loved a dog felt sick. We imagined our dogs inside those kennel walls, inside those fighting rings. And when those dogs were saved, we looked at our dogs with renewed joy and hope. Even the ones who were hurt the most – beaten, starved, mangled – could find a way to overcome.
Sports Illustrated has written a wonderful story about Michael Vick’s dogs in light of the new year. One of the dogs – Sweet Jasmine – is featured on the cover of the Dec. 29 issue. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, check it out. It’s worth reading.
If you haven’t had a chance to read about Molly Gibb and Alf, you can do so here. He’s an amazing pup, and Molly’s an impressive trainer.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll