Pythagoras (fondly known to us as "Peeky") is a handsome 7-8 year old reddish buff Cocker Spaniel who recently came to us from Brooklyn ACC. He has stood out among the crowd as such a brilliant dog that we have named him after an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. We speculate that our Pythagoras was studying the moon and the stars when he lost his way one recent fall evening ... he would not be the first absent-minded professor to become so engrossed in the cerebral that he forgot the practical (like where he lived). While at Animal Control, Pythagoras sat around working on algorithms just to pass the time. He had halfway concluded that rescue for a somewhat older dog was pi in the sky when we came up with a formula for springing him. Pythagoras has now been neutered, microchipped, is up-to-date on all shots, and has tested negative for heartworm. He will be professionally groomed before adoption and will go home with a new leash and collar. The only thing now missing from the equation of his life is a place called home. If you would like to offer Pythagoras a foster home or, better still, an adoptive home to call his own, please email and request an application. Pythagoras will make the perfect companion with whom to go star-gazing (and is brainy enough to help you balance your checkbook).