Pim of Pixie Hollow was born on a small farm in Athens, Ohio, one of six Golden Retrievers in the litter. Money was tight and food was scarce, so Pim was put up for adoption. A young family in Charleston, W.Va took Pim in and made her a member of the family. Since then, she has grown to become a big boned, gorgeous redhead with a booming bark.
Pim is passionate about keeping her family members informed of what’s happening in and around the modest neighborhood. Thanks to her, they know when someone is getting too close to the fence, or when her sidekick, the Beagle, has cornered a raccoon in the thicket of sticks and fallen tree limbs. She is a generous dog with a gentle heart. And, she loves freely. Discrimination doesn’t exist in this yard. Poodle and Yorkie have found love? Dogs and cats are living together! What’s wrong with that? Canines may be judged for their beauty, performance and obedience compared to others in their class, but not this particular dog. She believes in equal rights regardless of pedigree.
However, Pim has some concerns. Her health has been an issue since the day of her adoption. Her reproductive choices were endangered due to malformed female genitalia. This is a true story. She has undergone numerous tests and procedures to prevent chronic urinary tract infections. She is a walking, panting, shedding veterinary bill. Prescription medications and special diets are extremely expensive. She needs affordable pet care.
Similarly, Pim is worried about the future of shelters and rescue organizations. She is concerned about the lack of funding to help get homeless pets off the street. She is worried about the decline in support for animal awareness programs and crate training. She is annoyed that backyard political deals have changed the tone of conversation as it pertains to spaying and neutering. She is worried that the little dog has lost his fighting chance.
This is why Pim of Pixie Hollow is casting her vote for Bo Obama. The Portuguese Water Dog needs four more years (that’s 28 to us) to get working class paws back on the ground. He needs another term to finish what he started, as no creature should be expected to clean up the previous kennel’s mess in 48 months. He needs all breeds to come together to solve the world’s pet problems. He begs all animals great and small to respect the code of conduct that has guarded loved ones for many lifetimes: One nation, under Dog, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Katy Brown‘s Golden Retriever, Pim, has been featured in a new humor book written by Chuck Sambuchino called Red Dog/Blue Dog: When Pooches Get Political. If you haven’t already sniffed it, Pim is a member of the Party of the Pups.