That's one seriously handsome fella. Good looks like his, make me wish I was 20 years younger! That nose was made for snuggles. But just to add .... I have a dysfuntional lurcher here too - no countersurfing, no binraiding, does he have to give his lurcher badge back? Is he blackballed from the club? ( Actually strike that last remark, in Marcus's present circumstances, it's a tactless comment!)
Yep, I agree Katemary: that nose is seriously made for snuggles and I'm sure if you get another lurcher or two , they'll soon show your boy the tricks of the trade ;D
Well, the big lad's back from the vets where everyone fell in love with him and he's being an absolute sweetheart. Mind you he is throwing me THAT Saluki look on a regular basis, so I suspect I'm not his favourite foster Mum right now ;D And Barney, you'll be pleased to know that Marcus stuck that prodigious Schnoz in the bin at the vets, so there's hope for the lad yet ;D
I'm so thrilled that you guys are giving him such a good temporary home.... he looks so happy and bouncy.... Mark is the first animal I have ever rehomed, I normally do the 'rescuing' and they normally stick with me for life.... unfortunately due to circumstances it was just not right for him to remain with me.
I found Mark on the road as a stray nearly a year ago, and the vet thought he had been a travelling dog, due to the lice, flea's, very scrawny state and multiple dog bites on his neck and belly... I took him home and fell in love with his sensitive nature. (Although not the ring worm he initially gave me!) I never handed him to the Council, instead he was listed for seven days as 'found' and after that I was given 3 options, keep him, hand him into a dog pound for rehoming, but in his current state, I was advised the alternative of euthanasia was kinder.... so he never left me.... fortunately his ring worm did!
My problems arose when late last year a former employee vacated one of my flats in a hurry leaving his rottie and staffie behind.... no home could be found for them so they moved in with me.... the rottie never gave Mark a moments peace, and the anxiety issues begun.... there is a lot more 'stuff' around Mark's history, and I'm sure I' am probably viewed badly for 'abandoning him', I still beat myself up about it.... but in my heart, he needed to be with other sight hounds / lurcher's.... he longs for the quiet, sensitive life that he currently has... not with a rottie trying to chew his back leg off or pin him to the ground at every opportunity.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving him more than I could.... I do miss him, honestly I do....