A Furry 'Red' Hero

A Furry 'Red' Hero

If you've ever been to PAWS Chicago in the past two years, you've probably seen or met Red, PAWS unofficial mascot. Red, a somewhat ginger-haired dog, was shot and paralyzed when protecting his owner from robbers nearly three years ago.

Red is the face of resilience. Incredibly sweet, gentle and friendly, he defies pitbull stereotypes.

Most of all, he's a hero for saving his owner's life. And, after two years at the shelter due to his paralysis (most dogs are adopted much faster, especially when they are as sweet as Red), he is finally being adopted.

So here's a virtual, redheaded slut toast, to a ginger from another species, aka a (ginger) (wo)man's best friend.

You can read more about Red's story here.

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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