I've had some inquiries about whether I'm still walking dogs for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. The answer is yes, though they've been able to take in fewer dogs lately due to a fabulous remodeling project. (The dogs are getting new enclosures, and the whole place got a new paint job.)
But here's Boston, a nine-year-old black lab whose owner had to give him up because of medical problems. He's facing the camera because there's nothing he likes better than to press the top of his head against your stomach for a hug. Sigh.