While Cesar Millan’s personal success story of overcoming adversity to achieve mega-success is undoubtly very inspiring, in doggie world the only measuring stick for real success is not the size of fame and fortunate but rather one’s capacity to make a difference. In other words, you can be small in size but BIG in heart. Just like me.
How many people, including celebrities, do you know who not only talk the talk but also walk the walk? That’s because in the words of Tom Brokaw “It’s easy to make a buck; it’s tough to make a difference.“
Believe me when I tell you that having this kind of an all-consuming passion for making a meaningful difference especially in the lives of rescued dogs as displayed by Cesar is no walk in the park. It’s nothing short of a true labor of love. I should know because, as a rescued dog myself, I’m proudly obsessed with a similar passion. That’s why I agreed to use my star power to help end the horrors of abuse, exploitation and homelessness faced daily by millions of dogs through ‘Fur-ever Friends: until no dog is left behind,’ a wonderful campaign organized by One Spirit, One World (www.onespiritoneworld.org).
I know that for me advocating takes up every waking hour of my life. Well, except for the times when I have to enjoy my treats, play ball, release my inner lion humping on my toy tiger, chase the ducks, hunt for lizards, blissfully sunbath, take long naps, help my mommy run errands, meet and greet important people, attend red carpet events mingling with celebrities, posing for the pawpawrazzi. Woof, woof, don’t stop me. I’m on a roll. But you get the picture, right?
There is an endearing adage that says: “Mi casa, su casa” (i.e. my home is your home) to express generosity of spirit. But in doggie terms it translates into “anyone who is a friend of dogs, he/she is also my friend.”
So, for me Cesar Millan is first and foremost a dog hero and a gift to all rescued dogs. And for that reason, I aspire to follow his footsteps too.
Now don’t you wish they all could be like Cesar Millan?
Until we our paths crosse again my pawmazing friends! Woof woof!
Cutie The Lion Dog