Well I used to have a surrogate Grandad & I used to annoy him something wicked but he never complained. He was foreign, came from England but was the same as all us Spanish dogs & he & his brother , who died before I was born, were adopted also. Bud was 16, & I arrived on his birthday 6 years ago. Bud went to sleep two months ago.It was for the best as old age had caught up with him & his list of ailments was long . I miss him . I also had a surrogate Mum, López,who was Spanish & had been adopted like me. She wouldn't put up with my nonsense & constantly wanting to play.She used to hunt like a Lion & nothing would think of entering our domain. She could always catch me, just like she could take a bird from the sky. López was 13 & went to sleep last Friday. I've never been the only dog since I was adopted, when I wandered in all those years ago. I am sad & a bit lost on my own but not as bad as the bloke we let look after us.