My husband and I adopted "Rosie" from the Goodhue County Humane Society when she was almost 5 years old. I just so happened to be present when she was brought into the shelter. She came in on a beautiful October afternoon.
A recipe for disaster: • Months of internal masking of depression (must be sifted for best effect) • A ton of responsibility (no such thing as too much responsibility) • A half ton or rejection or failure • Load in a bunch of changes (season to taste, some like changes) • Add a daily dose of poor diet • A snippet of negative attitude (careful because a little bit goes a long way) • Simmer for two weeks • Sprinkle with "caring what others think of you" In time you will have an enormous disaster on your hands. Enjoy!