Who is Buddy?
Buddy always had a great, great love of adventure. When he was a wee babe of just 12 weeks he was so, so tiny. He was "the runt" of the litter, as they say. Because he was so tiny he couldn't see out of the car windshield, and our first road trips together frightened him. So he would hide under my arm to block out the World. Then as he started growing bigger and bigger (every few days it seemed), he was finally able to sit on the center console right next to me and see outside the windshield. Then he wasn't afraid anymore.
He would smile, and when we arrived at Petco or a dog beach or the dog park he would get super excited!!
We have gone on countless trips together in Los Angeles and long road trips up and down the coast. We have played at countless doggy parks and doggy beaches and have met some truly wonderful doggy pals (Buddy loved EVERYBODY!! Both pup and human) and their Moms and Dads.
We had a life of adventure, and he was always my little Batman, and I was quite happily his Robin.
- Ricky Worthy, Buddy's human.
Our pets are not just animals who live with us, they are a part of our families. The love shared between an owner and his/her pet is unconditional and uncomplicated. We love them as we would our own children and as such, would do anything to protect them and keep them safe.
Unfortunately, medical procedures for our pets is extremely costly and even though some of us have pet insurance, it doesn't always make a difference. Genetic, and preexisting conditions, are not covered by most insurance companies and so we're left with trying to find the funds ourselves.
The sad reality is that sometimes pet owners have no means by which to afford the procedures and either give up their animals or put them down. This is something Buddy's Healing Paws is striving to put an end to.