Everyone seemed to have an opinion earlier this week when word was spreading that President Obama called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles to congratulate him for giving convicted dog fighter Michael Vick a second chance.
But who better to weigh in than the group that took in 22 of Vick's dogs in 2008 after his fighting kennel was busted. Best Friends Animal Society has thrown together a few tongue-in-cheek thoughts about what would happen if the president actually called THEM with a few words of congratulations.
Best Friends blogger Francis Battista writes: "Mr. President, what a surprise! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to commend us for giving the Vicktory dogs a second chance. Sure, I've got a few minutes to fill you in … kind of a presidential briefing, I guess.
"To be quite honest, sir, it's kind of a mixed bag as far as how the dogs are doing. After all, these critters were right there when Michael Vick and his friends were body slamming some of their doggie buddies to death and electrocuting, drowning and hanging others. Unlike Mr. Lurie and the NFL, Bad Newz Kennels wasn't into second chances. What's that, sir? Yes, he's having a great year … yeah, a terrific arm.
Photo from Best Friends of one of the dogs rescued from Vick. That's Little Red, scarred but snuggling.