He came today, hopefully to stay.
This is the new dog, a 2 year-old German Shepherd.He's not a replacement for Lagniappe--he could never be that. He's a different dog altogether. This one is a purebred shepherd who has been in a kennel or foster care for much of his young life. He needs a permanent home. I need a permanent dog. Perhaps this'll work.
He's sad now. His foster family just drove away. Here he is, looking out the window, no doubt hoping that they'll come back. Surely there's been a mistake and they'll return when they realize that they've forgotten him.
"They ARE coming back...aren't they?"
Cry, cry, cry...Pace, pace, pace...
It's ok, pal. Just settle in. It's you and me now, and your days of not having a home to call your own are over.
So what'll we call you?