Ewa Erdman lives in the Boston area with her dog, Buffy.  She worked until her retirement at Harvard University, and now occupies her time with volunteer work and writing.  Two articles about Buffy appeared in the Boston Globe, and that began a project, and a mission.  Buffy is  just one of thousands of dogs in our nation’s animal shelters. The lucky ones get adopted. The unlucky ones, through no fault of their own, are lost to us.   


Buffy is not an extraordinary dog.  She is not exceptional in looks, intelligence, or any other way, but she has made a difference to many people.  People say, "Buffy is so lucky to have you."  She is.  I am equally lucky to have her.

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"It wasn’t pity but admiration that convinced me to adopt her."

Ewa Erdman