No, this Homer is not named after Homer Simpson! He is named after the Greek poet Homer. And this homeless Homer has been on quite an odyssey! It all started when Homer's owner had to go to a retirement home and could not find anyone to take his nine-year-old, long-haired Chihuahua. So Homer went to the high-kill Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on November 13th. Suffering from hair loss and terrified to be at the shelter, Homer shook so badly that he could barely stand.