Coming up on two years ago I visited the humane society to look for another herding dog.. There had been one I was interested in yet they would not release it because of aggression issues. Sadly that dog was humanely euthanized the next day. I still wish they would have let me take him and see but it was not in my destiny. INSTEAD there was this chunky monkey who I left that night and frantically called my rescue friends. In search of if I pulled him out rehoming him.. I did not need a Doxie?.. Within hours I had two homes interested and all I needed was transport and in home visits to see who was the best candidate. SO away I went in the morning picking up Lucas Von Perdy (AKC papered no doubt and dumped at the shelter obese at 8 years old). My guess is his prior owner had passed away and the kids did not know what to do with this little obese dog. When I picked him up it was evident he LOVED car rides. Got him home it was evident he knew nothing of what dog food was.. It was three days before I could get him to eat. He was very excited every time I went to the kitchen and very disappointed when I did not share my meal with him. It was less than 24 hours I knew I could not give him up and made the call to the very disappointed adopter's. He had stole my heart during that very brief encounter. It was very obvious his prior owner loved him deeply .. He has never again howled like he did in the video that day I met him.. We are coming up on two years and Luke will be 10 this year. He's lost I think as much as he's going to. I've checked his thyroid(ACTUALLY Todd took him in and had it checked so cute!). He is very active at the ranch and his intake is monitored. This week I am going on a much needed camping trip to Prineville Reservoir A big lake with lots of entertainment.. I at first was going to bring no one but opted to bring my senior MR Luke for maybe his first ever camping trip.. Look for an update on his adventure!