This is Canito. He was a small stray puppy with huge paws that wandered into our home one March morning nearly 12 years ago. We took him in with the idea of finding him a home, and we did: our home. He was the sweetest thing you could imagine, a gentle giant. By the time he was fully grown he weighed about 40kg, He was also brilliant, a fearsome defender, and a very tolerant room mate of two cats. He died last April, as unexpectedly as he arrived. He lived a long, happy life and I hope he is happy wherever he is now.