I rescued Jesse, a pomeranian/poodle mix, about six months ago. He'd been a neglected, backyard dog, who missed out on some critical socialization. With six months of unconditional love (and some obedience training), he's gone from cowering under the house to greeting new people with enthusiasm and confidence; he's loved at my mom's nursing home. But his favorite place - and mine! - is on my lap, snoozing and soaking up the warmth. What an addition to my life!