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Beau, who came in terribly overweight and who still has a good few pounds excess went home with his new person yesterday afternoon. A retired academic, who was alone and in desperate need of a companion, looks like the perfect match for a warm, friendly, but low drive dog.

 

And that leaves me with Glyn, who was also overweight when he arrived, but is now looking so dashing and handsome that there should be people fighting at my door to come and adopt him:

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Glyn is GORGEOUS!

... and gentle natured

and affectionate

and smart

and a fast learner.

 

What more can I say? His only issue is that he is a jumper, but his recall is excellent, so if he's under supervision, he's no problem at all. He's never jumped my wall, but he has jumped the fence at the dog park -- and amazed people by coming back the instant I call him. I watch him more carefully now, and he knows it, so he hasn't jumped for while.

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Wow, he is beautiful. What's his story how did he end up as a rescue?

He was relinquished by the owner, who I understand was losing their home. They had adopted him only a year and a half earlier directly from the county shelter. I have no idea how he got there.

 

Most dogs take a day or two to get used to a new home; not Glyn he took exactly one hour to decide that he was OK with his new digs. First time he saw my wife, he just jumped up on the divan and flopped on her lap. She was convinced it was Rhys (our previous foster) and wouldn't believe he was just arrived.

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He was relinquished by the owner, who I understand was losing their home. They had adopted him only a year and a half earlier directly from the county shelter. I have no idea how he got there.

 

Most dogs take a day or two to get used to a new home; not Glyn he took exactly one hour to decide that he was OK with his new digs. First time he saw my wife, he just jumped up on the divan and flopped on her lap. She was convinced it was Rhys (our previous foster) and wouldn't believe he was just arrived.

 

Sounds like a wonderful dog. I'm sure he'll find his home soon. I hope when I'm ready for my next dog I can find one like him. *sigh* I have bad cases of puppy love. =]

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Well, Beau just came back. Apparently, he got ticks and that freaked out his new person. Odd, because he had his flea and tick treatment just two or three days before he left me and once again by the adopter, but still he claimed that ticks were all over his house and yard. The volunteer who picked him up took him to get a bath and flea/tick dip said that she and the dog wash owner examined him thoroughly and didn't find any "ticks, fleas or bugs of any kind". At least Beau looks great after his "spa" treatment and was excited to come back home.

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Well, Beau just came back. Apparently, he got ticks and that freaked out his new person. Odd, because he had his flea and tick treatment just two or three days before he left me and once again by the adopter, but still he claimed that ticks were all over his house and yard. The volunteer who picked him up took him to get a bath and flea/tick dip said that she and the dog wash owner examined him thoroughly and didn't find any "ticks, fleas or bugs of any kind". At least Beau looks great after his "spa" treatment and was excited to come back home.

 

You're kidding. DW is a psychologist and she'll be the first to say that phobias are non rational (she can't stand snakes) but this seems a bit like buyer's remorse.

Ticks are a component of the ecosystem. In order for there to be a lot of ticks on the dog, there has to be a lot of ticks out there. Does the adopter have other cats or dogs? If so, they will have ticks too (or should).

The best way to get rid of ticks once they're established is to avail oneself of modern science...and this comes from someone who HATES pesticides.

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You're kidding. DW is a psychologist and she'll be the first to say that phobias are non rational (she can't stand snakes) but this seems a bit like buyer's remorse.

Ticks are a component of the ecosystem. In order for there to be a lot of ticks on the dog, there has to be a lot of ticks out there. Does the adopter have other cats or dogs? If so, they will have ticks too (or should).

From his incessant questioning, I gather he was worried that the ticks would bite him and transmit some disease to him. He's polite, well spoken (retired academic), but very needy and lonely. He rang me again yesterday evening with more of the same line of questions. Interestingly, for all his questions, he didn't ask anything about Beau's well being.

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he sounds a bit on the OCD side. I had an exboyfriend like this. Very obsessed with clean and orginized. His whole life was so consumed with this need that it disrupted or got in the way of every day functions. Very sad actually. He was pre-dog when we dated and we had long arguments about dog hair, foot prints and other dog "issues". We would walk his neighbors lab all the time and even though he really liked Jake, BF would wash his hands and change his clothes when we got back to the house because he was worried about tracking the hair around and maybe bringing in germs from him.

 

It sounds like your potential adopter is very much the same way and it may never work out for him owning pets. I feel bad for Beau. He'll find a home soon :)

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From his incessant questioning, I gather he was worried that the ticks would bite him and transmit some disease to him. He's polite, well spoken (retired academic), but very needy and lonely. He rang me again yesterday evening with more of the same line of questions. Interestingly, for all his questions, he didn't ask anything about Beau's well being.

I'm glad Beau is back in a better situation. It's hard to really love a pet you are afraid to touch.

Academic? I've met a lot of my wife's colleagues and I can't say I'm surprised there are certain "eccentricities".

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Academic? I've met a lot of my wife's colleagues and I can't say I'm surprised there are certain "eccentricities".

I've nothing against academics and don't worry about the odd eccentricity (that would be akin to the pot calling the kettle black), but alas this guy was unable to cope with a tick infection and would, in all likelihood, be unable to manage anything more serious, so it's for Beau's best interests that he's back with me until we find a better home for him. It's a bit sad, because Beau is a sweet natured and gentle dog that could have offered the companionship he needed, if only he had been more able to manage the practicalities of dog ownership.

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It sounds like your potential adopter is very much the same way and it may never work out for him owning pets. I feel bad for Beau. He'll find a home soon :)

Well, it didn't take long. Beau went home today with his new family -- who actually came to see Glyn. And Glyn went home with a lady who had come to see Beau! My two foster boys both got adopted in one afternoon!

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Well, it didn't take long. Beau went home today with his new family -- who actually came to see Glyn. And Glyn went home with a lady who had come to see Beau! My two foster boys both got adopted in one afternoon!

 

Congratulations!! Glyn was is so sweet. When I met him I wondered why no one had scooped him up already.

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