THIS, while chocolate in color, is NOT so my guess this morning was wrong.
Aunt Jan's neighbors, Mike & Sharon, found this BIG boy in the park after the big storm we had this week. They took him in but had no luck locating his owners and he's come to be known as "Bear". Jan gave him a bath yesterday and called Mom to talk about him. One thing lead to another and Mom said he could live with us until he found his forever family. SO she brought him back here today and we each got to meet him outside while we were all on leashes. He seems really nice, I tried to get pretty close to him but the humans moved us apart "just in case". Sam kept trying to sniff his butt, but she was about 2 inches too short to reach so I bet that was frustrating. He didn't pay any attention to the girls which makes me think he's pretty cool. Thrawn didn't give him a second glance.
He has to go to the vet to get all checked out before he can play with us, I hope that happens fast. He's got some hanging things that Thrawn and I don't have and I heard Mom talking about some surgery. I hope he didn't hear her because he'd probably be pretty nervous and would want to run away. For now he's in the laundry room which is pretty homey, he has a crate if he wants to sleep in there too. I bet he'd rather sleep in our bed but Mom said we shouldn't share our bad habits.Hope he likes playing with me. - Tucker
From the Dog-Maid, Maryann - This boy is a real sweetheart, laid back and so calm. He's really not in good shape at all. I'm not sure how long he has been on his own but his coat is in HORRIBLE condition. Very dry and coarse with dandruff, it's falling out quite a bit. He's got several areas that the fur is "worn down" like he's been kept on concrete and huge callouses on his elbows. He had an old, tight collar on (no tags) and once I really started rubbing his neck tonight I realized that he has scarring where it was around his neck so who knows how long it was like that. He's sensitive with his paws but they are pretty beat up so I'm guessing that's why and not so much his personality.
If he recently escaped then whoever had him should be beaten. He must have been eating absolute crap food with no care whatsoever. The shape he is in didn't happen overnight or even in a short period of time. He has flinched several times with quick movement towards his head which makes my blood boil. Hopefully he'll realize soon he will not be hurt again.
He's underweight and although you can't really tell from the pictures he's huge. If I put my hand on his head and stretch my pinky to one ear and my thumb to the other I can't reach his ears. I bought him a new collar and it's at the maximum 26" to fit around his neck. I can't imagine what a stunner he will be with a healthy coat and at a good weight. The fur on his neck is the best on his body and it's so thick and soft. I started him on Vit E tonight and if you guys have any other diet/supplement suggestions please share. He'd appreciate it. :)
The first pic I saw of him when he was at Mike & Sharon's had me thinking he was youngish, but I think he's much older than I originally thought. I'll be curious to hear what the dr says. As Tucker mentioned, he's not fixed so that's on this weeks agenda. He knows "sit" and will take a tiny treat very daintily so not to even touch my fingers. (The Brat Pack could maybe learn something)
Anyway - that's our big announcement. Hopefully he'll be back in the swing of things health wise shortly and be able to find a forever family. Quickly, before he uses some pathetic eye mojo on me. ;) - M