This is Flash, a border collie mix I adopted from NMAR. When Flash came to live with me he was skin and bones, his white fur was sparse and course, he had been sprayed by a skunk, and he’d been shot while living on the streets. You’d think such a harsh start in life would create a mean, fearful dog, but Flash is an absolute Southern gentleman. He is so calm and gentle that I can bring him to my acupuncture clinic while I work. He has proven a great therapy dog for my patients. He is also my 6 month old son’s best friend and an essential member of my family. We love him!!