Hi family - Well I am happy to announce that Doctor Kimball, aka doctor or if you ask Pootie (Uncle Fester Addams) got a new home!! He came to us,filthy, full of fleas, boney, 30lbs underweight, full of parasites, heartworm positive, intact male, never an innoculation, never a treat and no human contact for 3 years other than someone sliding the leftovers into a 5 gal. pail everyday for his food. Not obedience trained, not potty trained, not speaking or understanding any commands. (gotta LOVE when he runs away from you when you're trying to get everyone IN the house) He never had a biscuit and his teeth had tartar, he never played and never untucked his tail. He left us, filling out - 25lbs. heavier, going on heartworm cure, parasite free, neutered, complete set of innoculations, able to eat a biscuit, able to allow someone to pet him, able to curl up with the pack, able to run with his tail up, able to wag, fresh food and water, less tartar on his teeth, basic obedience commands, POTTY TRAINED AND had just figured out how to run with his pack to chase them when they chased a ball. How to use the dog door, and how to trust that not all people were bad. He liked to lay in the sun during the day and come in at night with the family. Pootie was quite the little Ambassador of Love - and encouraged him to play by biting him on the neck, dashing away and then play growling - eventually he played back. She called him Uncle Fester Addams because he was weird. He was an odd duck - but if you put me on a chain for 3 years and didn't care about me---Know what I mean?? The home he went to has middle aged gal who is single and only has one other dog. She seems quiet which is good for doctor as he still startles easily at loud noises - but he was ready to go. The rescue was surprised most of the volunteers have taken in a chain dog from time to time - and two of them still have theirs as they are "not adoptable." - they said the same thing about doctor.....and well, three months later he has a nice home and will get one on one attention he needs. Just wanted to give you some good news. The only one NOT happy in our home about the move? The cat. When doctor came - Pootie had someone to play with. Now that he's gone, the cat is SURE Pootie will want to play er......annoy her again.