Well I spoke to the foster carer this afternoon for almost 2 hours! It was great to talk about the Cocker Spaniel, his behaviour and personalilty, his needs! Gave me such a great picture of what type of dog he is.
He was found dumped outside a local vet at the beginning of these school holidays so he has been with the foster carer for 2 weeks.
There are 2 things that are concerning me and I will be thinking LONG and HARD about them. She said he needs walking every day. I can commit to that but at the moment I don't. Poppy doesn't NEED it even though she likes walks and outings.
The main thing is the grooming. She said he needs to be groomed daily and that he isn't too keen on it. She said he was matted when they found him and when she went to get him clipped he freaked and had to be sedated at the vets so they could trim around his bum etc.
OH, Poppy and I are going to meet with him this evening and then we will think about it.