In a way, they spared you a world of hurt. Irish Wolfhounds only live about 8 years. I would be heartbroken to loose a dog in 8 years, and if its adopted, even less time. Couldn't bare it. I lost my last cattledog to seizures at only 3 years old. That was shocking and hurtful considering I had done everything I could to medicate her right and all.
Trust me, they did do you a favor. Your kids would have been mortified at his short life. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by metalgodess from Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:28:57 PM)
1. A 16 yr old fat black rescue cat named William.
2. A 1 -1/2 yr old gray tabby we took in as a kitten from a feral cat I befriended, named Bosco, total psycho-boy but awesome.
3. 3 feral/strays from the same mom that had Bosco - Tuffy, Blackie and Meeno, I made them an outdoor lodge to hang out in as kittens, and they never left.
4. Hoping for another dog soon, had a couple as a kid, miss having one....pissed me off because I got all excited by a post at the Toronto Humane Society about an unclaimed Irish Wolfhound named Ruckles, huge huge dog, and when we went there, they dicked us around and said he was unavailable, probably because someone who worked there knew that was a 'valuable' breed and sold him off for bucks....I just wanted him cause I fell in love with his face in the online picture.