My new companion, Trillian, came from the county animal shelter. She was thin as a rake, bad skin and coat, worms, fleas, the lot. And scared of everything, especially getting in the car. A guy from the shelter had to help me get her in to take her home. Now she's beautiful and confident and so affectionate. Luckily, as we live in Oregon, she loves being dried off. This morning she kept going out in the rain, then coming to show me she was wet so I'd towel her. In the end, I had to close the dog door!