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Love Adds Dog Years to Your Life

Love Adds Dog Years to Your Life

Darrell Fusaro (July 20, 2017)
Fusaro 2017

I care for an aging celebrity with four legs.


I care for an aging celebrity. At 98, this former print model still performs as "Gabby the Postal Pit Bull", delivering the fan mail to be read during my weekly podcast, Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed.

In addition to her acting, Gabby continues to be a pit bull goodwill ambassador tirelessly dismantling prejudice with love.  Hearing, "She's a pit bull? She's so sweet," is the indication her work is well done.

Now with arthritis she needs my constant support while she eats, drinks, and squats. Each time I race over to help her I selfishly perceive it as a burden, but as soon as I feel her warm furry body in my arms appreciation quickly rinses all that away.


I am so happy my wife, Lori Fusaro, chose to immortalize Gabby in her best-selling book, “MY OLD DOG: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”.  In addition to Gabby, it just might be the happiest book you’ll ever read. It is full of inspiring feel good stories that show how blissful retirement can be for older dogs who get rescued. And the unexpected positive effect they have on the the humans, like Academy Award winning actor and Italy lover George Clooney, who've rescued them. 

–Darrell Fusaro

Decorated U.S. Coast Guard veteran Darrell Fusaro is the author of What If Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug?, co-host of the Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed podcast and a contributing columnist for i-Italy Magazine.

Gabby loves you!

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