This little old Beagle Brenno came into a shelter as a “stray” barely able to use his hind legs, seeing very little, with patches of raw skin from itching at fleas and a big tumor on one ear, very thin, and of course not neutered. The shelter called us and we immediately took him home. We discovered that this sweet creature was dripping urine constantly (perhaps from a prostate tumor, very common in old intact males) and already in dementia. Perhaps the stress of his abandonment when he was so frail and sick was too much, perhaps his owners dumped him when they couldn’t deal with it. We gave him enough medication to let him explore around the yard and the garden and the house more easily, let him relax enough to finally sleep on a soft bed, stroked him when he would allow it, and said goodbye. We will remember him, he was valued here.