This beagle will be riding on a float with eight other shelter dogs during the 125th Rose Parade tomorrow.
His name is Daniel.
In October, 2011, Daniel was scheduled to be put down. He was placed, along with 17 other dogs, in a stainless-steel box about the size of a pickup bed. The box was filled with carbon monoxide.
Workers at the facility opened the door and Daniel emerged, scared but unscathed.
They named him after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den.
Do you watch the Rose Parade?
I do. I've even been a couple of times (thanks to my in-laws).
Happy New Year!