Dan, what is his story? Katrina victim? Where are his parents?
No, one of my my AR cohorts is also the local representative of Dogs Deserve Better
, and his previous guardians voluntarily gave him up to them, as they couldn't or wouldn't interact with him any more than to give him food and water. He was tied up in their backyard 24/7. So anyway, my friend asked me to go out with her to get him since she doesn't know her way around very well outside of her own little suburb. It was a good thing I was there, 'cause I had to pick the little monster up to get him into the car, and he's come close to yanking *me* off of my feet more than once. Afterwards, when she couldn't find someone to take him temporarily (her husband has threatened to leave and divorce her if she brings home any more animals, and I'm not certain that he's kidding), I reluctantly offered to take him for a couple of days.
Somewhat aggravatingly, she only sent out an email looking for a new home for him on Saturday, a full week after he was supposed to be somewhere else. I like him, I really do, I'm just not in a position to really take care of a dog right now, especially one so large and active.
I've renamed him Loki (Norse god of mischief), since he didn't answer to his original (stupid) name, anyway. The new one fits him.
I'm not kidding about not getting a full night's sleep, though. This crap of falling asleep on the couch every evening is getting old, fast.