Photo Essay: Bart the adopted BART dog settles in to his new home
By MELISSA JORDAN
BART Senior Web Producer
Why wait until Thanksgiving to give thanks? We're grateful to Todd and BethAnn of Oakland, who adopted the stray dog who ran onto BART tracks recently and was rescued by BART Police. He's got a dual name -- Bart, for where he was found, and Bodhi, which BethAnn explains in the Buddhist tradition "means enlightenment/teacher of compassion... seems a fitting name since he's clearly had a hard life and yet he's always gentle and accepting. We can use a big dose of kindness in the world these days, and he seems to embody that."
Well said. Enjoy these new photos if you feel the same.
Sometimes Dad cuddles me to sleep in my very own bed.
You lookin' at me? Yeah, I know I've got it good.
Sitting with pals on the couch is one of my favorite things.
Can't beat lying on a soft rug for belly rubs from Dad.
My sister Topaz the calico cat still rules over the big bed but I'm happy on the floor.
I love walks and greeting friends in our Rockridge neighborhood. I'm a lucky dog and I know it!
Mom BethAnn says, "He was abused and neglected, and sometimes cowers like he's going to be hit, but of course he is instead showered with lots of loving pets and kisses. ... Everywhere we take him, people ask about his back story. The great news is people really cheer for BART for doing the right thing and helping to rescue a stray dog who needed a forever home."