Just a reminder: When you are adopting a pet, take the time to meet the scared ones, the shy ones, the ones that don’t stick out to you. The ones that hide under their bed, blanket or litter pan. The ones that hiss, the ones that bark, the ones that cower, shake and cry and look at you with confusion. The ones with boring colors or missing limbs. The older ones, the frail ones. The ones who seem beyond repair, the ones who seem to have given up. Because they are not…and they haven’t. They just need you. And sometimes you just really need them too.