Indulge us for a second for this feel-good story about Maddie, the very sweet long-timer at the Animal Rescue League who was featured as Joey Porter's Pit Bulls' New Year's Dog of the Day.
A favorite of Animal Rescue League staffers and volunteers, Maddie's finally been adopted! Inexplicably, she'd been at the shelter for much longer than anybody would have anticipated, but now, thankfully, she is with a wonderful family and has her forever home.
It's always good to see shelter dogs get adopted, but especially gratifying when it's a dog like Maddie. She gets you at first look and makes you appreciate being alive. Congratulations, Maddie, a sweetheart, an inspiration and a true success story.
Lots of other wonderful dogs remain at the Animal Rescue League and need their own forever homes. We will continue to feature them every so often on Joey Porter's Pit Bulls, and we will, of course, continue to cover the Steelers and the human circus in general.
For now, we like to think Maddie's adoption is a portent of good things to come -- like a Steelers' victory on Sunday en route to a Super Bowl win next month.
Yeah. Good things to come.