This is Bear. Since January of last year, I have been a volunteer at our local, city animal shelter. On occasion, when a dog gets a cough and there is the threat of spreading the germ, I take her/him home to foster until s/he is well. Bear is one such dog. You cannot see from the photos the magnitude of this dog, but trust me: he's big. He's a sweet, beautiful pup whose people saw fit to dump him on the street to fend for himself. He's been at the shelter since early December. He doesn't have great manners yet, but we are working on them. I hope to have him re-homed as soon as we cure his cough. Happy New Year, Bear!