Lumpy has been adopted!
Lumpy was removed from his life cabled to a tree with a logging chain. We were told that this dog was attached to that tree for 6 - 8 years! No one played with him. They didn't sit with him or hug his neck. No one comforted him when it stormed. He didn't come in when the temperature dropped and he was offered no protection from the searing summer heat. No one cared if he had fleas. Basically, no one cared. Now Lumpy is with us and learning that people can be trusted. He has a long way to go, but we are confident Lumpy will find joy. We have promised him that someday he will have a soft bed and a very special person to rub his ears.