Rescue a dog, not a bad New Year’s resolution. Eric O’Grey says that in 2010 his doctor told him he might as well plan his funeral. He was about 340 pounds and took insulin for type 2 diabetes, along with about 15 other medications, including anti-depressants and weight-loss drugs. What changed his life?
Perhaps you should instead ask who changed his life.
The answer: A dog named Peety, who was also overweight.
O’Grey adopted Peety, saving the dog’s life, and together they lost weight. O’Grey got himself off all the drugs and began to run in races.
Today, O’Grey explains that it was actually Peety who saved his life.
When Peety passed away, O’Grey was emotionally distraught. He lost more than his best friend, and something was missing from his life, until he met another dog—Jake.
How can a dog matter so much? Is O’Grey crazy, or can a dog make that much of a difference?