My canine buddy Lucas and I know the meaning of true friendship. When we were found at a Circle K, I had a chain collar embedded in my neck and Lucas had been licking that site, trying to help. It took a veterinarian to remove the chain, but I was grateful to my buddy for caring about me. We’re 2-year-old Shepherd/Heeler mix males; I’m the brown and white one, about 43 pounds, and these days each of us is having fun with our new people friends—some of whom teach us helpful dog lessons. Oh, we may bark at strangers at first, but friendly visitors are welcome—sometimes with dog kisses and invitations to play! Won’t you come see? Perhaps we can share the gift of loyalty, a feel-good thing that can last forever!