Upon closer questioning, I discovered the real problem. Walker does want a forever home - but more than anything else - he wants to get away from Maggie. He says she's mean to him. He gave me an example. It all started with Sock Monkey.
Since Maggie has appropriated Walker's toy, Squirm the Worm, I brought Sock Monkey home for Walker. He loves Sock Monkey. Here he is with his new friend:
|Walker with Sock Monkey|
Walker is such a sweet boy. He loves his toys. He likes to carry them gently around. He doesn't abuse them, unlike another hound he knows who likes to take them apart piece by piece.
So Walker was laying on the dining room floor, quietly talking with Sock Monkey. Maggie came to see what he was doing, turned around and went to the living room to get Squirm. She brought Squirm into the dining room.
|Walker with Sock Monkey and Maggie with Squirm.|
By outward appearances, this looks like a picture of Greyhound Happiness.
According to Walker, there's more to this story than meets the eye.
This is what he saw:
|Maggie has - - - SOCK MONKEY!|
|"Oh, no!" Walker said.|
|Walker tried to distract Maggie's attention from Sock Monkey. He said, "Look, here's Squirm!"|
|His attempt to get Sock Monkey back didn't work. Maggie just ignored him.|
|Then Maggie took Sock Monkey to the living room.|
|Maggie's finished playing with Sock Monkey. But she didn't give him back to Walker.|
If only there was some evidence (maybe a photo or two - maybe a video?) to back up Walker's story . . .