Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day! MLK liked dogs, and dogs liked him.
There’s a story. When MLK was arrested in Florida, in 1964, he was stashed into the back seat of a police car. Smart alec cops pushed a big German Shepherd police dog in with him…
While intended to intimidate Dr. King, the dog instead lowered his ears, softened his eyes and appears to lean on King. Many observers said it appeared the pair “became fast friends.”~ Lucky & Lady Superior Pet Boarding & Day Care
Lucky and Lady go on to say that MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King, later became a vegetarian and advocated for animal rights. King’s son, Dexter, became a vegan.
Dogs don’t care about color, money, or brains. We canines are attracted to human kindness, which we celebrate on Martin Luther King Day.
~ Chester, Canine News & Views 🐾
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6 thoughts on “The Great MLK Liked Dogs”
An interesting story.
It may, or may not, be factual. Scopes said it was unverified. However, all good stories reveal some kind of truth.
This makes me cry. Thanks Joanne. I needed a good cry today…
Aww… animals know more than we expect. Blessings, Lara!
No surprise, of course, since dogs (and cats) are wiser than humans. Nice.
They certainly are!