Thought little Lukas, the miniature Pinscher we roped in a few weeks back, had come home to die but the little guy is doing good. He still stinks from unresolved skin issues & his one eye is gone beyond repair but he manages well enough, not unlike my little three-legged Chihuahua.

He’s like all rescues at first: uncertain, stand-offish, wary. There’s a point they know they’re home & safe & that’s when they become lippy & independent like a teenager. It’s that moment you wait for.