It happens frequently enough ..I get that tilted head look.... Trying to explain to someone why I have another dog crate in the den, my suburban smells like "shelter crude", the dog fur on my clothes, why I spend my "spare" time in shelters, at adoptions or in veterinary offices. It can be hard to explain to people why we do what we do. Rescuing can be hard, but how can it be harder than knowing a dog will die because no foster or adopter stepped up? Someone recently sent me a version of "The Starfish Story", by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977) which explains it perfectly.