My wife, Pattie and I were married in Wisconsin over twenty years ago. Along the way we founded a charity called Critter Rescue, and helped build an animial shelter for our homeless friends in the northwoods of Wisconsin.
We have shared our home with dozens of wayward dogs and cats over the years--including a team of rescued sled dogs.
But times change. After I was diagnosed with a type of bone marrow cancer a few years back, my doctor suggested I move to a warmer climate.
But before we left Wisconsin, we couldn't resist saving one more, orphaned dog. We named him Finnegan.
Here is a picture of us meeting Finnegan for the first time on a snowy day at the PETCO store in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Finnegan loved the snow