|Tuna ~ Photo Courtesy of Nat Geo WILD|
Some people are under the mistaken notion that pets have to be perfect. Pets, like people, can have disabilities, physical problems that have nothing to do with how wonderful they are and can teach us a lot about coping, love, and conquering problems.
Beginning on Sunday, May 17th at 9 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific), Nat Geo WILD premieres a new series, Super Underdogs, that will warm your heart and inspire you to look at challenges in a whole new way. They are focusing in on dogs who are living with handicaps but haven't let the specific handicap stop them from living the most normal life possible. The dogs and their owners are happy, living each day to the fullest. Would that all of us were as smart as the dogs who are showcased.
|Happy, Silly Tuna ~ Photo Courtest Nat Geo|
Having seen a preview of three of the dogs, it was hard not to fall in love and be moved by each one.
I adore all dogs of all sizes, shapes, breeds, mixed heritage but if you know me you know that I have a special place in my heart for small dogs. Suddenly, there on the screen was Milly. Milly is the tiniest Chihuahua I've ever seen. There is such a thing as a Chihuahua being too small. She requires special care and handling which she gets in abundance.
Then there's little 4-year-old Tuna, who was abandoned as a puppy and rescued on the streets of San Diego, whose overbite adds character to the little four-legged character.
"I consider Tuna's overbite, coupled with him being an underdog, his super power," Tuna's owner, Courtney Dasher, told me. "At just one glance, you know he's different, but it's his difference that brings joy to so many people globally, and brightens their days, which ultimately, has the ability to be a catalyst to change their lives. To me, that's really super, and powerful!"
Tune in and meet The Super Underdogs. Every dog deserves a loving home and who among us is perfect? These Underdogs are perfect in their owners' eyes and are obviously wonderful companions.
Meanwhile, here's a "sneak peek!"