I got a phone call from a "perspective adopter" interested in meeting Max. Despite that I didn't get a good vibe from perspective adopter, I overlooked it because on paper, perspective adopter seemed perfect. So, we arranged a time to meet.
So, onward through the week we've gone. This little intruder found its way into our garage. I was so sure it was poisonous and its sole mission was to kill me and the dogs. I was insisting that Carl "make it dead" but he refused and scooped it up and tossed it into the neighboring field. It turned out to be a (non-poisonous) baby rat-snake, so I guess that was okay.
That just doesn't seem possible with Todd around.