CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- This week's Pets of the Week were chosen for the good examples they set for the rest of us. Despite some physical limitations, they all share a certain joie de vivre, a determination to get out there and live fully.
King Louis lives in Morgantown with Devon Lopez, where he loves to play in the snow, even when it's deeper than he is tall. He is a 9-month-old Pomeranian who doesn't let his small size keep him from living large.
Long-haired cat JoJo loved bird watching and laying around and loved to cuddle by the fireplace. The 8-year-old died earlier this month. His photo was sent in as a tribute from owner Tiffany West, who says JoJo helped her through a difficult time.
No one is quite sure how old Sadie is, or why her leg is missing, but we're told Sadie doesn't know it's missing. She was rescued about four years ago by Nancy Lince, who is particularly fond of boxers. Nancy's husband and co-parent Jim Haught, editor of The Charleston Gazette, says Sadie enjoys going for walks and coming to the Gazette newsroom on weekends.
A lot of people took a chance on Chance, a yellow tabby whose eyes were bulging out and glazed over when he was found lying in Patsy White's yard. He lost one eye, but thanks to a skilled vet and generous fundraisers, his other eye was saved, and, today, we're told that one of his favorite activities is watching television.
Pet of the Week submissions
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