Welcome to this blog about Kurt Wendelborg. While we will certainly talk about Kurt’s career in advertising, volunteerism, advocacy for the LGBT community, and more, we are going to focus on Kurt’s love for dogs and topics related to dog ownership. We hope by reading our posts, you will learn not only about what it’s like to own a dog, but also gain insight on the unique relationship human beings have with their four-legged family members.
Kurt Wendelborg has owned two dogs in his adult life. They have both, unfortunately, passed away. Kurt Wendelborg misses them every day, but cherishes every moment he had the opportunity to spend with them.
The first dog he owned was a Doberman/German shepherd mix that he met at a shelter in San Francisco over twenty years ago. The pup was only three months old when Kurt Wendelborg adopted him. He decided to name the pup Cub, and they lived together first in San Francisco and later on in Palm Springs after Kurt Wendelborg semi-retired. Kurt remembers spending many nights lying on the floor with Cub, watching television. He would use his big tummy as a pillow. Cub passed away 12 years ago, and Kurt hopes to one day meet another Doberman/Shepherd mix through the help of a breeder.
The second dog Kurt Wendelborg adopted was a puggle by the name of Buddy. He adopted him at the Palm Springs shelter. More accurately, Buddy adopted him after he bypassed numerous other dogs in the meeting room and ran up to Kurt to lick his hand. Buddy lived up to his name and ended up being the best friend Kurt could ask for. Kurt Wendelborg would kiss Buddy on his forehead almost every day, and Buddy would sleep with Kurt under the covers most nights. Kurt remembers how Buddy would stand in the car with his back legs on the backset and front paws on the middle arm rest, watching him drive and licking his ear. Kurt hopes to own another puggle just like Buddy as well someday.
The writer, Caroline Knapp, once wrote, “Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” Kurt Wendelborg and millions of dog owners understand this truth all too well. We hope in future posts, you’ll learn about how adopting a dog is a life-changing event you should consider if you haven’t done so already.