Caesar T–Doing Well
Many of you have asked about Caesar T., especially now that he no longer is shown on the website. Some of you clearly feared the worst. Well, you can all relax–Caesar T. has found his forever home. After integrating him into our household in order to learn who he is, my wife and I learned that he is our next family dog. He is living happily and peacefully with us and our pack of three males and a female. He has earned unrestricted house privileges, is actually more mobile than he was when he arrived (despite the DM), still has an opinion about a lot of things, and is incredibly tolerant and blasé about the antics of the rest of the dogs.
As you may remember, Caesar T. was rescued from intolerable conditions and a miserable existence, and brought into the Thulani Program (see http://thulanidogs.org/2013/10/14/caesar-t-enough-to-make-your-blood-boil/). He was in poor shape and came with the message that he did not get along with male dogs. Baloney!!!
Caesar has his choice of 10 pads on which to take his frequent siestas, including his favorite pad by the fireplace (when I wanted to get the pictures for this post, Caesar was asleep in the other room. So I turned on the fireplace, and Caesar appeared in two minutes to assume his favorite position).
A particularly engaging ritual for us now is dinner-time. As soon as the bowls start to rattle, Caesar comes into the kitchen to proclaim LOUDLY that we have waited much too long and that he is starving. I am sure if he had his own smart phone, he would be calling the SPCA to report us. Then, to reinforce the point, he starts running circles around the ‘island’ in the kitchen (remember, this is an advanced DM dog). And of course, the rest of our pack, not be outdone, starts a chorus of their own.
Caesar is a lovely addition to our family, and has a home for as long as he wants one.