Heard from Gus's new family this morning. He's busy running with the geldings, & hitting Chief with a Jolly Ball when he can. He's already got the family trained to pay attention to him when they come out of the house by bellowing & they think he is just great. Sounds like it will be a wonderful home for Gus-Gus Goofball. He couldn't have gone to just any home, he would have been bored, & turned into a pest. The reason we originally got involved in his life was because he was eating the garden & flowers on a ranch & they wanted him gone. But it sounds like Joe & Amy will enjoy his antics.
I am doing a home study today for Paladin. He's settled down quite a bit & is actually behaving himself.........usually. Right now he is missing a big strip of hair on both ears. I would imagine Quilla has grabbed ears when they are play fighting & didn't let go when Paladin pulled away. In the wild a lot of the old jacks are missing ears or parts of ears, for just that reason. Only in that case, it isn't in play it can be to the death.