My mom has been rescuing dogs since long before I was born. It's in my blood.
This is Toto, one of my mother's dogs. (All rescues.) He's still heartbreakingly shy (you can see it in his eyes), but he's come a long, long way. He lives a happy life, with a sister and brother, and eight cats (with whom he gets along beautifully, by the way; I watched him one morning surveying the garden next to Pavlova, a beautiful all-white, blue-eyed cat that didn't seem too put out by his ever-closer presence). He's loved, and cherished, and has begun to learn how to play. It was a pleasure to meet you, Toto.
Thanks to Nola and Sugar for hosting the B&W hop! Do visit the other bloggers participating today; some awesome people to meet. With animal lovers you can hardly go wrong ;)