Former friend, current friend-of-a-friend Mike Runey shown for scale
In keeping with the theme of dogs, here are some photographs of dogs I have recently met:
Balta- deaf, slow, blind in one eye. The ravages of old age have not extinguished her cuteness.
George, a neighbor dog, caressed by a polylingual Venezuelan in cat ears.
Roo, encountered in DC's Meridian Park. Born with a nonfunctional rear leg, the vets went ahead with an amputation while she was a puppy. The owner says that despite her handicap, Roo can still outrun most of the dogs at the dog-park.