Mullet is doing much better, still not 100%, but he started eating today. Our friend's family arrived yesterday afternoon and will be leaving Tuesday, with Mullet in tow. They do not plan to rehome him, ever, as it was something we were concerned about. Several people have stepped in to say that if our friend's family didn't want him, they'd give him a permanent home. I feel badly for Mullet though because he's only just started eating food again (he'd take treats & small portions of human food though) which indicates his anxiety level is decreasing. He's going to be moving in a few days and while I believe he'll recognize his new owners and remember their house, it'll be just one more adjustment for him. I am very happy though that the family wants him.
The alleged murderer was caught and gave a full confession. At least the question of "why" has been answerd. The detail of events are so much more tragic than anyone suspected though. DH is doing better as well. He started eating last night and is sleeping with the aid of prescription medication. I hope everyone had a safe, uneventful, happy Thanksgiving.

Tara
Mullet is doing much better, still not 100%, but he started eating today. Our friend's family arrived yesterday afternoon and ... their house, it'll be just one more adjustment for him. I am very happy though that the family wants him.

Its sort of become clear to me that dogs know our families from the smell. I remember baby jasper was terrified of new humans, but when my brother came home from israel to visit, the dog took to him instantly. Anyone else took hours, but my brother he knew already.
Hopefully the family smell of your friend will make Mullet comfortable with his family. Bravo to them for seeing that their family member would have wanted them to care for his precious friend Mullet.
The alleged murderer was caught and gave a full confession. At least the question of "why" has been answerd. The ... last night and is sleeping with the aid of prescription medication. I hope everyone had a safe, uneventful, happy Thanksgiving.

Thats very sad. I am glad the man was caught.
The alleged murderer was caught and gave a full confession. At least the question of "why" has been answerd. The ... last night and is sleeping with the aid of prescription medication. I hope everyone had a safe, uneventful, happy Thanksgiving.

I am so glad the murderer was caught and confessed. Although nothing can bring him back, at least his family and other loved ones will have some closure. Why did he do it?I am also very glad that your DH is able to sleep and eat some. It must have been horrible for him. It will take some time to even begin to settle down for him, so I hope that he has more than just sleeping medication available to him should he feel he needs help. Last weekend was a weekend of death for kids in the schools where I counsel. An uncle's suicide, a father's heart attack and the end of a mother's four year fight with cancer.

The two boys who lost fathers earlier in the year are doing much better and it reminds me how they were in that shock stage to begin with as well. It is really wonderful that there are good therapists and good medications as well as good family and friends when the really hard stuff hits. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is missing your husband's friend this holiday season, including Mullet.
Paula