|Fred Willdog, the lurcher.|
|Fred feeling very much at home.|
However, there was one big obstacle to overcome before he could stay: dogs - or rather, any pets - are not allowed at our Marina. Not to new people, anyway; there are several dogs who've lived there for years, but we were told that new animals weren't allowed. This was because in the past, cat owners would let their cats roam free in the Marina and they'd foul other people's boats, which can cause costly damage. So cats were indeed banned and some people had to rehome theirs or move... while dogs were never a problem, the cat owners found it unfair that only their animals would be disallowed; hence the rule that all pets are banned at the Marina.
Luckily for us, and Fred, the Marina's owner loves dogs. After a chat with her, we had the official go-ahead - after two nail-biting weeks of just not knowing! - and could offer Fred a forever home.
He's been with us for about six weeks now and the three of us couldn't be happier!