About a Dog

October 27, 2014 2:14 PM

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Why all the fuss over a dog? Ask Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who had contracted Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas. She has since been declared Ebola free. So far, her pet, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley has tested negative for the deadly virus. Nina Pham is eager to be reunited with Bentley but she will have to wait as the dog must remain under quarantine until November 1. Or ask Teresa Romero, the nursing assistant in Spain who was infected with Ebola and has also been cured of the virus. She was finally told that her mixed-breed dog named Excalibur was euthanized while Romero was in the hospital. Romero's husband said his wife was heartbroken when she learned of her dog's fate and is asking why authorities killed Excalibur.

Why all the fuss over a dog? They are not just pets. They are beloved family members. My family lost our dear Dakota last week after an intense but short-lived battle with kidney and liver disease. Dakota was a five pound Yorkshire terrier who was just nine years old when she fell ill two months ago...

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