Let us praise those who start and who moderate pet-related Facebook groups. They are a lifeline for many of us who have questions, need a virtual hug, have to vent, feel desperate and every once in a while, share victories. We were anxious when we rescued our beagle-basset 1½ years ago. My husband never had a dog and I hadn’t had one in more than 30 years. Was our new dog happy? He seemed sad. Wait, what’s that on his belly? Why is he looking at me like that? Was that a limp?