Sometimes, it's that simple.
Of course, for Joe Joe, coming back from the brink wasn't without cost. Already missing several teeth, he had to have eight pulled.
Then there was the heart murmur.
None of it gave Holiday pause. Not even when Joe Joe's cataracts and glaucoma led to the dog to lose his sight in 2015.
It hasn't stopped Joe Joe from growing into, as Holiday says, "a happy confident little old man of 17."