With some reluctance, we bit the bullet today and took Arson for neutering. He was easily the best behaved dog in the cramped lobby of the PAWS surgical facility, where we waited for over two hours among a hoard of mainly small dogs, accompanied by their owners and, in some cases, their owners’ children. Many people commented on his calm, obedient behavior, as well as his relaxed and friendly demeanor, toward dogs and humans alike.

I very much hope we can find him a suitable home, despite my liking him a bunch and occasionally wishing I had room in my life for just one more. I don’t. But that is not his fault. And he will make a grand companion for someone else.

Wish him luck, and spread the word. He’s a special dog.