It's a long story but Bitsy's previous owner changed her mind and called law enforcement who threatened criminal charges if the dog wasn't returned -- after almost 3 months.
Lesson learned: always get a release in writing and register it with local animal control when adopting a pet.
We are in a funk. Yotie and Bitsy had become buddies. The big dog spent the day sleeping on the closet floor and looked forlorn when she came out.
Will call an attorney tomorrow to see whether I have any options. At minimum I'll go to small claims to get repaid for all my expenses. Won't help fill the empty spot.
devil at the door
50 minutes ago