While we were out with the dogs today we saw Bracken's previous owner. She walked away before I registered who she was, but G heard her say to her child "Look, that looks like Ralph!" (Bracken's previous name).
Oh, if I could only tell her how damaged that little dog was, thanks to her family's neglect, and what a long year of rehabilitation (and expense!) it's been to bring him around to some level of normality....
At least he's a happy little chap most of the time now - we just love him and his strange little ways.
We call him our little geek.