We may be tired but we are Goldendoodles so the play must go on!
Pee Ess - To answer a couple questions we have gotten:
1. Yes, my furs have gotten lighter. Mom is shocked how much lighter I am. Many of you have confused me and Stanley in our photos. Depending on how much light/sun there is in a photo, sometimes I look as light as Stanley and other times I still have some browns.
2. The situation with the neighbors is ongoing. We have NOT seen Josh in over a week. We don't know if he is laying low, moved out, or in prison. The female has been "taking care" of the dogs and acts lovinging towards them in her speech and handling (just not in providing good care). The dogs USED to go in at night but since Josh disappeared they have been outside all night (barking mostly).
We have not seen Blackie in a few days and suspect he is now "gone" (but you never know). Another neighbor said he was going to complain because Blackie was so frail and in pain. We talked to another neighbor and she said they called the police/animal control 3 times so far. Because of the excessive barking we think other neighbors might be calling as well.
So the current situation is that the Mayas are outside 24-7, (on ropes). They moved things that used to tangle them up and somehow they don't tangle into each other. They are being fed and sometimes have water (if it doesn't get tipped over). There is a natural spring in their yard and before Josh disappeared he dug a hole near the Mayas' dog house and now they have a little "mud bowl" available to them - we are in shock with how these people think!
Unfortunately, we think the existing conditions just barely satisfy the requirements of ordinances/statutes. For the first time (just today) when the Mayas started barking the female told them to be quiet. That is actually a new thing and verifies someone is in the house. We wonder if the police may have told her to keep them quiet (just our guess). So the Mayas "living conditions" are still poor at best but at least, to our knowledge, Josh is not around with his rough handling. We'll let you know if anything else changes. We think it might evolve some more since "the heat is on".
Morning Update: Blackie just showed up.