A local couple operate a large breed dog rescue a few miles from our house. They took in a pregnant groan mastiff that had puppies a few days later, and we adopted a male. He's been the best dog ever. Fast forward five years, and they managed to get the whole litter together for a picture. It so happens, they took back one of the females because the people who had her had 'problems' with her. The problem was that they had no understanding of the temperament of the breed, and apparently lacked the ability or desire to learn anything about it. When I show up and sit in a chair, and she walks up and puts her head in my lap, it was pretty much over. Long story short, we brought her home Sunday. They wanted a $100 adoption fee, mostly to cover vet bills. They got her vaccinations up to date and made sure she was healthy. They called last night and said instead of money that maybe we could work out a deal for some firewood. These are the woodburners who haven't cut wood for this winter yet. I guess I'll take them a couple cords of the good stuff ;-) .