Service of Second Chances for People and Pets

April 18th, 2019

Categories: Age, Dogs, Pets, Politicians, Politics, Second Chance, Sports

It’s Easter, Passover and spring, a good time to celebrate second chances.

I saw two Chihuahuas get one. They were on the Furry Friend Finder segment on CBS 2 Weekend, a local NYC metro news show. The dogs were 14 and 15 years old and needed a home–a difficult ask.  They’d been in a previous weekly segment in which the hosts introduce the audience to dogs in search of a forever family. A New Jersey family adopted the two elderly pups—they had a 14 year old pooch to welcome the others.

I’ve written previously about my sister and a friend each of whom adopted ancient orphaned cats, giving the felines a second chance at loving homes.

The odds that Tiger Woods, 43, would ever again win a major golf tournament seemed slim due to a series of back operations and psychological issues that appeared to send him off his game. Yet last weekend he walked off with yet another green jacket at the Masters Golf Tournament and he was no spring chicken–three years younger than Jack Nicklaus, the oldest player to don the trademark jacket.

And then there’s Bill Weld, 73, former Governor of Massachusetts, who is running for president on the Republican ticket taking on a 72 year old incumbent. There was a time when septuagenarians would not be fighting over one of the most difficult and stressful jobs on the planet.

And what about Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris? It is slated for another chance.

I’ve been blessed by second chances, have you? Please share examples.

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3 Responses to “Service of Second Chances for People and Pets”

  1. Lucrezia Said:

    Hey! What about John Glenn, who at 75 took to space to prove that being old doesn’t matter? Beware of bromides which form start a war between logical and rubber stamp behavior. Thus my particular penchant for older cats (18 months & up). A decision to act according to one’s preferences rather than society’s nostrums, will bring about many more happy beginnings to all species.

  2. Jeanne Byington Said:


    At 90, on his birthday, President HW Bush last took to the sky and dove! I couldn’t have done that at 12 or anytime since.

  3. Lucrezia Said:

    Forgot about the Pres., not to speak of the thousands we don’t know about!

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