The Golden Poodle award goes to the sniffer dogs who work to find explosives at places like airports and special events like the Super Bowl.
The Lizard Brain award goes to the handler in A Dog’s Purpose for forcing a terrified dog/actor into rushing water. We have been assured that Hercules the GSD is fine and was never in any real danger.
(A groomer pointed out that some dogs make that much fuss when they know a bath is coming.)
The Neanderthal award goes to whoever shot the unauthorized video of the frightened dog. If they really cared about animals, they would have reported the incident immediately instead of shopping the video around the internet where it wasn’t seen until 15 weeks later.
A Dog's Purpose had some good reviews on opening weekend and earned a healthy $18.4 million.
However, if you are considering seeing it or taking a child to see it, you might want to read Here Are All the Ways the Dog Dies—and Almost Dies—in A Dog’s Purpose.
This is for those of you who suffer from Old Yeller Syndrome as I do.
The Angel award goes to Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant for his generosity in helping shelter animals.