Wow! Ralph was a lucky boy that you came along and cared enough to do what you did. Love your saying you feel all "cream crackered" now! I have never heard that before, but I'm guessing it feels somewhat along the lines of being as limp as a wet noodle. lol
"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished."Dean Koontz
Good job sweetie! I wouldn't expect any less from you, you're wonderful.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours,
faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~ Unknown