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A Love for All Breeds, Big and Small

A Love for All Breeds, Big and Small

Veterans United employees share a love for their furry friends.

Cats are known for their lazy habits, but what if your cat was Garfield reincarnated? Eric Blumberg, multimedia producer at Veterans United Home Loans, says his big cat, Truman, is like Garfield — great to lie on the couch and hang out with.

“When you can get him to play, it lasts for maybe a minute,” Eric says. “He’s big, but I swear he eats diet food. Imagine what he would look like if he wasn’t eating diet food.”

It was two-for-one month at the Central Missouri Humane Society when Eric got Truman and his twin brother, Harper, who died a few years ago.

“I love that they have two-for-one month because I was probably only going to get one,” he says. “I thought: ‘They’re both brothers, so it’s perfect. I have to get to get both of them.’”

Sarah Hill, brand broadcaster at Veterans United Network, also rescued animal siblings, two Weinheimers. A previous owner kept one of Sarah’s dogs, 4-year-old Bella, in a small cage, prohibiting her from running.

“They are very energetic dogs, so not every home is well suited for them,” she says. “They like places to run, and she really didn’t have a place to run, so we were fortunate the shelter had her and that we were able to get her.”

Sometimes you find man’s best friend in the most unusual places. Brad Atkins, Navy veteran and Veterans United project manager, found his 9-year-old dachshund, Oscar, through a woman who would always carry around Oscar’s mother.

“This woman was going to take him to the Humane Society as a puppy,” he says. “I said, ‘Please,’ and she gave him to me. So I rescued him from having to go to the Humane Society.”

Brad says he doesn’t know what type of dachshund Oscar is, but he does know that, “He’s just weird and scruffy looking like I am.”


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