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Willy has figured out how NOT to get adopted. At our rescue events, he is all happy and waggly-tailed, until some unsuspecting human comes up to him: "Oh, how cute." Then he turns into a ferocious beasty. Potential adopter moves on to another, better behaved Chi. And at the end of the day, Willy gets to go home with foster Mom (me). I suspect I will be fostering old Mr Willy for quite some time . . .

Here he is putting the mountain lion grip around the neck of Katy, his foster sister.

 

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He refuses to leave you, he's putting on the act on purpose! ;)
 

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Hehe, he wants to stay with you! I remember when I was little and our dog had a litter of puppies. Whenever someone would come to look at them to adopt, I would tell them lies about how badly behaved the one I loved the most was.
 

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Hehe, he wants to stay with you! I remember when I was little and our dog had a litter of puppies. Whenever someone would come to look at them to adopt, I would tell them lies about how badly behaved the one I loved the most was.
Aww that's so sad for you...unless you got to keep him?
 

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Mr Crankypants is a very smart guy. I will foster him for as long as he wants. Sometimes it just works out that way. He is also my #1 walker--LOVES to walk.
 

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I used to foster for a ferret rescue and I had a little guy one time who didn't want to be adopted either. Ferrets are easier to get adopted if they like other ferrets as most people have multiple ferrets. He would simply attack the ferrets of every prospective adopter. Then when they chose another ferret and left he would happily play with all the ferrets that were left. The shelter mom swore it was because I didn't want to give him up so I sent him home with another foster mom. Same result. He ended up staying with her. I already had as many as I could afford to care for.
 

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That is so funny! And I do believe that is exactly what he is up to!

When I adopted Pedro, he was scheduled to be 'put down' in two days due to severe aggression issues. He was just waiting in his little cage at the shelter, with the saddest eyes I've ever seen. When I walked in to the small animal room, all the dogs went nuts. Pedro just sat there, and followed me with those eyes. When I walked up to his cage, he licked my hand. I was the first person who had ever been able to do that, and it took some begging on my part, but they let me take him home, promising that if I couldn't handle him, I'd bring him back to be euthanized.

He knew I was his last chance.

Willy knows he's found where he wants to be, and he's making sure everyone else knows that, too.
 

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I used to foster for a ferret rescue and I had a little guy one time who didn't want to be adopted either. Ferrets are easier to get adopted if they like other ferrets as most people have multiple ferrets. He would simply attack the ferrets of every prospective adopter. Then when they chose another ferret and left he would happily play with all the ferrets that were left. The shelter mom swore it was because I didn't want to give him up so I sent him home with another foster mom. Same result. He ended up staying with her. I already had as many as I could afford to care for.
That is funny about the ferrets. I used to have two, but they are too smart for me. Now I have guinea pigs. Sweet and live for food.
 

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That is so funny! And I do believe that is exactly what he is up to!

When I adopted Pedro, he was scheduled to be 'put down' in two days due to severe aggression issues. He was just waiting in his little cage at the shelter, with the saddest eyes I've ever seen. When I walked in to the small animal room, all the dogs went nuts. Pedro just sat there, and followed me with those eyes. When I walked up to his cage, he licked my hand. I was the first person who had ever been able to do that, and it took some begging on my part, but they let me take him home, promising that if I couldn't handle him, I'd bring him back to be euthanized.

He knew I was his last chance.

Willy knows he's found where he wants to be, and he's making sure everyone else knows that, too.
That is a sweet story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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