Denny was found wandering in the village of Denton with cuts and bruises – almost certainly the result of an RTA or being thrown out of a vehicle. He was taken to Abington Park Vets and the girls on reception asked if I would take him; the alternative being the dog pound and death 7 days later unless someone claimed him (the forecast was not for snow in hell that week).
Because the warden had been informed they decided that they needed to come a homecheck me despite assurances from my vet that I was a nice person. Helen from South Northamptonshire Council came to check us out decided that I "will properly care for the dog" and a week later we got a letter confirming that Denny was mine (or, more accurately, I was now Denny's chef, chauffeur, and poo pickeruperrer) "as described under the Environmental Protection Act Section 149(6a)" - something I'm sure you are intimately familiar with, but just in case you aren't, Section 149 pertains to the Seizure of stray dogs, and clause 6a says the council officer responsible for stray dogs can give or sell the dog to a person who will look after it; long and short of it - Denny was now a Beastly Beast, and an environmentally protected one to boot!!
Denny slotted in pretty well. For the first few days he was besotted with Kai to the point it was like having a two headed - eight legged dog, but that passed when Kai got fed up with it. Denny is very sharp and soon got his place in the order of things; within a few days he waited his turn for food and to get out the Beast Bus. He plays nicely with the others and has even got Troy to join in games - though does have the typical Saluki tendency to cry "foul" then dive back into the fray moments later.
Denny's arrival was a bitter/sweet event; that day I had gone to the vet with Mack who died a couple of days later. That meant Denny had some big paw prints to fill, but he has done so in his own style. He is stunningly handsome and very well behaved. Denny breezed the assesments to become a PAT dog and Blue Cross Education dog and is fabulous with the people we visit in both roles.