On New Year’s Eve, my neighbors left their pack of five rescued dogs with me to keep them company during the long night of neighborhood fireworks. Buttercup is the least social of the group but she’s gradually warming up to me and visits me frequently to hoover up crumbs on the floor. The gremlin in the picture is the newest rescue, Kiki. She was rescued a couple of days before Christmas and had an ear infection, respiratory infection, eye infection, and she was losing her hair. She has oversized canines so she looks like she has tusks sticking out of her little mouth. All of these pups used to be shy with strangers but they enjoyed cuddling with me and Mom.