He is also a park of Gina's pack, a pack we've featured many times here on the blog.
We've shared Moo Latte, Bella, and Dakota. It helps that both Gina and her daughter Schyler are huge animal lovers who also love to take pictures.
It really helps that Gina is a photographer with a knack for animal photographs.
it seemed pretty unlikely that Gina would be taking in any new pets. However, she and her friend Shane have an ongoing joke/battle over exposing each others' rescue weakness.
If Gina sees any Heelers in her newsfeed on Facebook through the many animal organizations she follows, she'll tag Shane, knowing Heelers are his weakness. Likewise Shane tags Gina when he sees any true "mutts" that make people scratch their head trying to figure out what in the world the dog could even be.
And so that's how Gina first saw Mister Wilson. He was three years old and on the South Salt Lake Animal Shelter's Facebook news feed.
He had an attitude about him, but in the best possible way.
He was "chill and zen," and his entrance into her home and heart also changed the other dogs as well.
The entire dynamic of the group slowed down in a good way. Little "tiffs" that would arise between Dakota and Moo went away.
Isabella learned how to behave herself on walks. The whole group just mellowed. How could Gina do anything but keep him after that?
The cost of this surgery was daunting given their medical bills for Moo Latte, but with the help of both friends and strangers they raised enough money to have the surgery.
After that Mister Wilson officially joined Gina's household, following her everywhere and serving as her sidekick. Here he is hanging out under her desk at work.
He even won a hot dog eating contest at the Basset de Mayo party sponsored by the Utah Friends of Basset Hounds!
Of course Mister Wilson donated his winnings to the animal organizations his mom works with, because he loves to pay it forward.
He also loves treats, and spends a good deal of time pursuing them. In fact Gina says he loves just about anything except getting his nails clipped, and carries on very loudly at the vet's office when he has to get that done.
Mostly he just likes being with others, whether it's his sisters (fur and human),
his mom, other dogs, or complete strangers.
Gina is working on getting him to be a therapy dog, and she's also developing a calendar too. Just think of how great Mister Wilson is going to be as the Wrinkly Face of Rescue Dogs! It's his Doggie Destiny!