Cosmo, a dear canine friend, left this Earth on June 14, 2010, deeply saddening those of us who knew and loved him. Cos was the kind of dog that easily found his way into the heart of anyone he deemed worthy of his company, which was mostly everyone. He was a great, big, lovable mutt. He was very special.
Most dogs are chosen by their owners at the pet shop, at the pound, or via private puppy transactions. Cosmo, on the other hand, actually chose his owner, R.D., showing up at the front door one evening back in the late 1990s. R.D. was between dogs at the time; thus, the situation was ripe for an ad hoc adoption. Cos was a youthful hound, but he unfortunately displayed evidence of prior abuse. R.D. has long pondered, but never really knew, whence Cosmo came and what were the circumstances of his early life and subsequent liberation. [Read more…]