|Barked: Tue Jan 15, '13 1:46pm PST |
|As we got closer to the time my daughter and Kale move back out, I've been thinking how much I'll miss the boy - they've been with us over a year now. And wistfully perusing husky rescue pages wondering if I should get another husky after they leave.
Then a post online about a neighbor moving out, who had a stray husky pop into her garage, but they were moving and couldn't keep him there much longer. From a very brief description, I thought it was a husky I'd seen walking around the neighborhood, so I volunteered to keep him until owners could be found.
Got there... Not the same dog I was expecting.
Today, found out he was chipped, but the owner hadn't registered, so I had to go back to the shelter he was adopted from for more info.
Long story short, in TWO MONTHS since adoption, he lost about 14 pounds or so and had been subjected to a horrible hacked up shave(!) over most of his body. (The internet is a wonderful thing - I was able to get some "before" pictures, when he was up for adoption.)
I don't know if I can talk my husband into this boy as another forever dog, or if I'll end up re-homing him, but the effect of neglect over a short 2 months was just awful. Yet, he's still as sweet as can be. He and Ace are best buddies (he and Kale, not so much... But I guess same-sex dislike isn't uncommon in huskies).
And revisiting the grooming section on how long may take for this boy to get his once lovely coat back (2 years) just makes it that much more maddening.
Wish me well with this poor pup. One way or another, he will have a better life from now on.
Not going back to that owner, no how, no way.
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