When we lost our first dog Hedda, a beautiful black lab, to cancer in 2010, our friends urged us to get another dog - immediately! But we hesitated and then we bought a new home in Los Angeles. Life became busy and complicated, and though we missed having a dog, we didn't actively look for one.
But one day in April 2012, as fate would have it, we chanced upon freeway running around loose on the up ramp to the Hollywood Freeway. He was in imminent danger of being hit by a car so we picked him up and brought him home. He had a collar but no ID tag or chip. A search for his owner came up blank. It is a shocking fact that many people in L.A. abandon their dogs next to highways expecting others to rescue them. We named him Freeway and he joined our family which also includes a cat (Sahdow) and rabbit (Dominic).
Freeway is an extremely friendly and curious dog. He is happiest when he is with people, although when he is not sitting next to us we often catch him cuddled up with our cat or rabbit. Everyone wants to know what kind of dog he is. We did a DNA test and the results were surprising. Freeway is half Toy Poodle, quarter Welsh terrier, and quarter Lhasa Apso. This is not an officially recognized dog breed, but Freeway may change this!