a foster has failed?
Okay so the thing is, we have had Boss since September...that's 9 months. It's really hard to believe that Ollie has been gone for most of that time now. I honestly want
to be able to find him a place where he doesn't have to compete for attention with other dogs...but at the same time, we haven't really been trying all that hard to find him a home. One of my closest friends has pretty much said that if he is still here when he moves out of his apartment (in December...ugh.) that he wants him. He adores dogs, especially pit bulls, and especially Boss. But man, December is a long way away! If his apartment complex didn't have a weight restriction I would let him take him now, because lets face it... Boss has the energy level of a middle-aged giant-tortoise, and apartment life would be no big deal for him. The only reason I worry about waiting until December is that I really
adore Boss. Gah he is freaking WONDERFUL... And I feel like I am just going to keep getting more and more attached to him!
The reason I still have such a hard time saying that he's staying for good is that crating and rotating is really wearing us out. And Boss still
doesn't do well when he's crated, so I just feel bad for the guy. Don't get me wrong, he has improved tremendously, and still continues to do so, just very s s s s l l l o o o w w l l y y y ... And Because he is so calm and collected 100% of the time that he is uncrated, I just know it would be best for him not to have to be rotated.
Then I think, well...maybe we should just try letting he and Degan get to know each other... I feel really horrible for admitting this, but we really have never even tried (outside of the first few attempts not long after Boss and Ollie showed up). Boss has mellowed out so much though, as far as his uneasiness goes, and Degan's listening skills are better than they ever have been... so I keep thinking "maybe we should just try it." But I just don't think we have ever worked up the cajones to actually do so.
I REALLLLLYY wish that my friend's mom would have taken Boss instead of Ollie!! Granted, that was at the time that I wasn't comfortable with Boss's behavior but god that would have made things so much easier!!
So ... Can anyone lend any advice? haha? I'm not even sure what I'm trying to ask... I think I just need someone else's stand on the whole thing.