I JUST DID A VERY LEGNTHY APPLICATION TO DELMONTE - MILKBONES- ASKING FOR A GRANT...
IT TOOK ME 2 HOURS--
THAN HEAVENS LARRY'S STORY IS HERE FOR YOU TO READ...
I AM GOING OUTSIDE
Larry wanted me to give you an update. He and Ruckus are doing well together. She's a familiar sight in the town hall and at the stores he visits. When he takes a swim, she just stands by the side and watches - doesn't cry or seem upset - she just is waiting for him to come out. She also likes to stand outside the outside shower when he's in there and stick her nose under the door (not too far under - it's only a gap of about two or three inches) just to be sure he's still there.
He just says her name and she relaxes. She's gotten used to our chickens but still chases the rabbits out of the yard (which is a good thing). She caught up to a rabbit once and just stood over it and then it ran away. When we eat outside, she curls right up on her Kuranda next to Larry and goes right to sleep - often snoring.
She's been such a great help when he has to get up out of the chair. You can see her getting to work when he says "brace." She has several favorite toys and is particular about which one she wants in each room - never moves them around.
We just watched our first mail call (we're not usually both around at this time) and when you said "puppy, puppy, puppy" Ruckus got up, came over, and stuck her nose into the computer that I'd put on Larry's lap. When you said it again later, she didn't come over but she did stop chewing on her toy and put her head up.
Thanks to you and all your staff and volunteers.
Larry and Ruckus