Post by Gordon Lee on Aug 20, 2013 23:51:02 GMT -5
Greetings Fellow SB Boarders . My lovely darling bride and I have been foster parents for WeimRescueTexass during this last year. We had one big fellow, Chuy, for about three months before we found his forever home. The next dog, Remington (he also answers to Winchester, Springfield or Luger) is harder to get adopted. We thought we found an adopted family for this second big blue dog last month, but he was returned within a week because he tore up his new home (I saw the pictures and he really did a number to the place) when he was left alone for over five hours (he has anxiety issues when left alone even though we have never had a problem). He also is not very animal friendly. But he loves people and never counter-surfs (steal food). He is just like Velcro, he is never more than three feet away from either my dear bride or me. I think he's a handsome lad. . . REMINGTON . Respectfully,
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I agree Mr Gordon Lee, he is a fine lad. Now is he trying to get you to keep him since he is behaved with you. You know dogs choose there masters. Did he choose you as his best buddy?
Greetings Mr. tomd . You are right. It must be confusing to him to go from one family to another and then be abandon (in his mind) by the new family, even if it was for only five hours. It was explained to the new family that it had to be gradual time increments for leaving him alone until it becomes evident that he is not abandoned. . I think this poor old boy (Remington the dog, not so much me) has gotten a bum rap in regard to his other issues. A lot of his troubles are the results of some really knuckleheaded humans. A lot of the stories behind these rescued animals are atrocious. . The main reason we can't be more than foster owners is because he is a fairly active four-year old and needs a lot of exercise and we just can't keep up with him. (Plenty of exercise will also help with his anxiety issues.) Thus, he deserves a lot better than us. The right forever family will come along I'm sure. (The adoption process is fairly strict with this rescue group, but certainly not overly restrictive.) . He attaches himself more to the missus than me, except when it is meal time. He's real smart when it comes time for eating and I'm the one that feeds him. He's very polite when he knows when it's time for the diner bell. He will not jump on a person, he'll let me know by a nudge with his nose. . Yup, I wish I was not so old, fat, broke, balding, hard of hearing, flat footed and slightly stupid. Otherwise he would be in his final home. . Respectfully,
Wow, Gordon, what a touching story. I had a greyhound that I adopted (started as a foster and she grew on me) from a rescue group and know what these dogs go through and why they end up the way they do. Unfortunately we lost our beloved Sugar a few years ago. You are correct when you say the right family will come along for him. But for now, he is where he belongs.
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