Oscar had been hit by a car, which left his rear legs paralyzed. He soon progressed from dragging his legs behind him to managing a weak, wobbly walk, and what an accomplishment that was! We had the pleasure of meeting Oscar when we agreed to babysit him for his foster mom, who was going out of town. Because he developed some medical issues while she was away, and because we lived much closer to Westlake Veterinary, we agreed to keep him for a few more weeks. We have a huge, fenced yard and eight other dogs. Oscar at first had a terrible time trying to keep up with their activities. After only a few weeks, he began to develop strength in his back legs. He was soon hoisting himself up into our flower pots to sunbathe, and running full speed down the length of the yard to defend our home against the UPS deliveryman. We would have fostered him as long as necessary, but we already have eight dogs, and I saw no way my husband would ever agree to keeping him permanently. But I knew as soon as my husband started calling him “Honey” when he talked to him, Oscar had won him over and his forever home was going to be with us.