Also, new dog in family. As mentioned earlier, we had to have our dog put down in December, as she got seriously ill. Back then my parents were determined not to have another dog, and gave away all the things (leash, foodbowls, waterbowls, etc.) to a relative running a kennel. This, however, did not last, so they recently started looking for dogs needing relocation.
Today they got the new dog. It's two years old, and the owner suffers from bipolar disorder, and has frequent and long periods in mental hospital, while her husband/partner apparently does not want to have a dog. We are the third family to try that dog in six months - it apparently did not fit in too well with the other two families; with one it wreaked havoc ont he house when elft alone for some while. Not sure how well it fit in with its original owners, either - it has a good temperament, but it is, to be honest, a touch too skinny; it apparently was raised to be fed at table, and I think it simply didn't get enough food that way. It doesn't really have a handle on eating from its bowl on the floor, it seems.
And did I mention its size? It's a Leonberger. Leonbergers are