Yeah. I believe that I can change the world.
And because dogs are my passion, I’m trying to change the world in ways that benefit them.
Believing is the important thing, because without it, how can I hope to change anything?
Yeah. I’m just a person. A person with limited funds and no real assets. A person who doesn’t hold a public office. So I can’t use money or power as a tool. All I really have are my hands, my head, and my heart.
You might be wondering how one person might be able to change the world without any real power or money. I’m here to tell you that each of us is more powerful than you think.
I’m pretty good at putting things into words, so I write articles and books and blog to try to get people thinking about my cause. I’m pretty good at art, so I paint pictures that depict the joy that lives in every dog’s heart. I use my design skills to create a newsletter for a local humane group so they can raise funds and continue to help pets in our area. I donate my art and talent to other humane groups to help them raise funds for their rescue work.
And I write letters. Holy cow, do I write letters. I write to Congressmen and Representatives, foreign dignitaries, governors and prosecutors. I write to newspapers, rescue groups, private citizens and celebrities. Sometimes I even write to the President. And I talk. I talk to everyone about their pets; about what needs to be done, about how to do it. I try to educate.
Is it changing the world?
I think it is.
If one person does something different; if one person adds their voice to the fight; if one animal receives a little more kindness; if one animal is made safe and loved; I think it is.
Do I get frustrated? Yeah. Do I get depressed? You bet. But ultimately, the feeling that I wield some sort of power to affect change is pretty awesome.
A landslide begins with a single pebble set into motion.
You are more powerful than you know.