I had to go looking for the laxatives lol, completely forgotten it; I think I made that one after a gummy bear experience : p (if you've never had one, just eat a whole bag over the course of an evening. Make sure to stay near your bathroom.)
I understand balancing the desire to get a companion for Weegee and maintaining a reasonable household, too. I've toyed with the idea of fostering Labs for NorCal Lab Rescue. The idea of working with a new dog for a shorter period of time, getting them good on leash and trained up in obedience is very appealing. The main thing that keeps me from doing it is the folks. Things work very well with just Becky. I can visit them and do all the things I need to to care for them without turning their house upside down. I fear a second dog would just change the chemistry too much. Even after Becky passes (hopefully many years from now). I'm not sure I'll get another full time goggie. I might be a puppy raiser for Canine Companions. They need volunteers to raise and train pups for a year or so before they start their intense training to be service dogs. My friend LeeAnn always felt I'd be good at it. She'd had three service dogs during her life and they were so key to helping her. It would be tough to give up the pups but knowing I'd be helping out someone like LeeAnn would make it very rewarding. I'm about to turn into a pumpkin so I'm off to bed. TTYL
Nah...Becky gets to meet new woofers all the time. She met four new ones today though none were as cute as little Coco. There are lots of dogs in my neighborhood and I make a point of us interacting with all of them.
What a wonderful treasure to give you! I hope he is doing better now. Dementia is something the medical research people are really devoting a lot o effort to because of all of us baby boomers hitting the prime time to be afflicted. Caring for a dmentia patient in a facility is very expensive so that is a big driver (aside from the fact it is such a mean disease).