Rusty has been with me exactly one month today and after a lot of thought I decided to formally adopt him. He hasn't made this decision an easy one. He is a very easy dog to love, but a constant challenge. I am painful aware how unfair this is to the cats. He still isn't housebroken. He doesn't know how to settle on his own in the house yet so when he is too tired he goes straight to destruction. And did I mention I wasn't looking for senior dog? :)
However, things definitely couldn't get any worse and I hope that in another month it will be even smoother. Despite getting a good chase in on both Leela and Emile today; he was out a lot this morning and self-entertained reasonably well.
When I take in an animal that doesn't have a known birthday their adoption day also becomes their birthday. So this evening Rusty got a birthday burger. It stopped raining long enough for us to walk a bit on the Iron Horse to eat it.
Once he realized the pieces of burger weren't coming out of the ground he was 100% attention.