Yes, Linda, Pippin is the name of the moment, I love it, my daughter does as well..my son and hubby, not so much..but it isn't their dog.
Pippin, because he is red as one very famous redheaded little girl from Sweden is, a favorite of mine..Pippi Longstocking…and because his grandfather(on dad's side) is Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings and Pippin is in Lord of the Rings as well.
Dan, It's been a while since I spoke to his mommy, but when I did he was thriving. She loves him dearly and is amazed as to how well behaved he is compared to her previous basenji Niles. I hesitate to contact her too much as it is really hard and always brings a tear to my eye..I am still struggling with "letting him go" personally although I know (since everybody tells me so) that I did the right thing.
Lukas still to this day wonders when he is coming back..breaks my heart.
Petra, I don't recall who Otis was or why you placed him. Was he a foster? However, I have never believed my home was the only home for most dogs and sometimes finding a better fit is the only thing to do.
Congrats on the new baby! Pippin pictures are going to be much appreciated!