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Second chance: Rescue dog makes it to Westminster dog show


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I am a sap for dogs. I am a sucker for a comeback story. The two came together perfectly in the story of Sonic the Pirate, a beagle from Arizona.

At 4-months-old, Sonic the Pirate was found in the desert of Arizona, alone and wandering. He was brought to a shelter where he was about to be euthanized when Suzanne Myers found him and made him a part of her family.

As Meyers worked with her new buddy, it turned out that he had some special skills, and Sonic will be competing in the 1st Annual Masters Agility Championship at the prestigious Westminster dog show this year. The competition takes place two days before the dog show itself, and Sonic the Pirate will be up against 224 other dogs from around the country. They will compete on an obstacle course of jumps, ramps, and other hurdles. Of course, Sonic the Pirate has already beaten the odds.

However, itʼs not about taking home the big win for Myers. “I just want Sonic to go,” she said, “not…because he’s the fastest dog, not because heʼs the best dog, but because he’s a really good example of what you can do with a rescue dog.”

Excuse me, I have something in my eye.


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