Man... this is a such a weird, two-sided post to make. *sigh* By fait and happenstance, both will be staying with me within the coming weeks, one short term, and one more long term.
Ketchup: His name is now Rex. His family (a couple in their late 50's, with adult children and one small grandchild) adores him beyond reason, and says he fit right in. I talked to his owner yesterday and he was just telling me all those little things you want to hear about a dog you placed, especially one from such poor circumstances. You can tell they just adore him. They're going out of town for a week, so I'm going to pick Rex up tomorrow (!!!! SQUEE!) because I'm watching him while they're out of town. CAN. NOT. WAIT. to see him. They said he's fat n' happy now, and as anti-fat dog as I am, I kind of secretly hope that he's chubby because I'd love to see that for once. LOL
Mustard... this is not such good news. He's being returned to me for behavioral issues that his family is unwilling to work on, apparently. Not sure what his ETA is, as I asked if they could wait until Rex went home so the house wouldn't be so crowded. It will likely be the weekend of the 13th or so. I'm so heartbroken and little bit angry. It's kind of difficult to understand, since what they're describing sounds nothing
like the dog I gave them, and since they never consulted me previously nor did they seek the help of a professional (nor did they make any attempt to work on it). I just got an email one day that was like, "Do you want him back or should I give him away myself?" UGH! Of course I want him back! Blegh. But the important thing now, for me at least, is to get him here so I can see what's going on for myself and make a fair evaluation.
So anyway... that's that. :/ You can look forward to pictures of both Rex and Mustard in the coming weeks, at least. And I can look forward to excessive pit bull snuggles.