At home with us, he blossomed into a healthy, affectionate dog. He is gentle and protective of babies, fulfilling the historic reputation of bullies as America’s babysitters. He is great with cats and he loves female humans and doggie girlfriends. You would think a dog like that would have no trouble finding a home of his own, but as he grew older and felt safe with us, he became more protective of his friends and his home. His intolerance of male dogs intensified, and he attacked other males in the rescue. He held grudges and rarely forgave a trespasser.
During his stay, a new vet tech had fallen head over heels in love with Babe – and Babe had accepted and begun to love a man! We had pretty much given up hope that anyone would recognize the beauty and sweetness of this little package of a dog, but the young man wanted to adopt him. Moving cautiously, we set up a meet-and-greet with the young man’s housemate/grandmother. It went beautifully. Babe lay on her feet and grinned. During the ride to the meeting, Babe rested his head on grandma’s shoulder. Over the three weeks they took moving into their new home, we scheduled