The “Got any pictures of pets you want to share?” thread is great. There are a lot of pet lovers on the board! I’m sure some have, or have had pets that have come from difficult situations. We’ve probably fostered/rescued over 100 dogs over the the years, many (too many?) went on to become Foster Fails that lived the rest of their lives with us. A sheriff found Bonnie the Border Collie in an abandoned car in the high desert of Oregon in December. She was about four months old. A friend operates Save-a-Stray and she asked us to foster her. Well, my wife fell in love. Joey, a Blue Heeler, had been owned by a person who was mentally ill. The dog had spent his first 8.5 years in a pen that was normally covered in feces. Joey was randomly fed. During freezing spells, often as not, his water would be frozen for days. A quasi-relative of the man would come over and check on Joey, and the owner would frequently hide the dog so she couldn’t steal him. When the owner became ill, I found out about Joey from Save-a-Stray and immediately adopted him. He has far surpassed my expectations. He’s my buddy and travels with me everywhere but Vegas. Bonnie at 9 years of age, and Joey at 10.