A neighbor that we all refer to as the drunk came to my door today. He was crying and asking me if i could take his dog. He said he would give me 10 dollars a week, provide his food and everything else. That his neighbor has threatened to shoot his dog. IT was a stray he took in as a puppy a year ago. The dog is now a fence jumper, non aggressive, big baby, handsome. OF course i cannot take the dog. OF course i have made calls but not much luck. Guess the neighbor that is threatening to shoot the dog has also come to blows with the owner. What a mess. Mary walked out, touched noses with the dog, no aggression there at all, nor was he upset by my zany two at the window. I did notice when he bent over to smooch on the dog the dog flinched. Sighs. WE live in a pocket where pitties are still allowed. THere is no where else around us that allows them. The shelters will of course put him down the minute he goes in. I had no answers, and i feel bad. He said he was concerned that the collar might break, it was leather, and pretty stretched out so i gave him Victor's old hunting collar. It at least was in better condition and i had just picked up a new one for Victor. THe old one was grimy and didn't want to wash clean. WHat a mess...what a nice dog. WHat a mess of an owner. Anyone want a black big baby pitty handsome as all get out?