From Tyler's owner:
I've been meaning to write you for awhile to tell you about life with our little boy who we named "Tyler Jackson Lang".
When we went to TAS South, we were actually planning to get Milo (the little beagle who had been brought back because the owners were going on vacation http://iwantapounddog.blogspot.ca/2012/03/returned.html - even though the person I spoke with thought he wouldn't like cats) but when we got there he was jumping and leaping and yelling, and I thought "My god, the cats will hate HIM." But Tyler was in the cage next to him and when I bent down to say "hi" I fell deeply in love. :) (My spouse said it was totally mutual.)
We spent some time in the get-to-know-you-room, and Tyler and I were convinced, but she was less so. I suggested she take him for a walk solo and when she got back, she said "Okay."
He was kind of mess - smelly, with a matted coat, tiny skinny little chicken ribs and issues with both of his back legs - but after a visit to the vet (who assured us his legs wouldn't need surgery although we were totally prepared to do so) so we brought him home, and let the introduction to the cats begin.
These days he runs the NASCAR track that happens every morning (he tears along the hall and the cats run beside, in front or leap over him according to their own wishes), shares their toys (although he hasn't yet learned to share his!) and curls up with them on our bed, or on the floor in a little grouping of pet beds. He loves to sit in front of the aquariums and watch the fish (sometimes barking at them) and loves to watch National Geographic Wild.
He's a very active boy, always wanting to wrestle and play and ever willing to go for hours-long walks, and is loving and affectionate and a joy to have.
He's put on just the right amount of weight, and with regular baths and trims of his unruly hair, he charms the world.
But he's ours, and we love him.
Thanks TAS for all the great work you do, and for introducing us to the wonderful little boy.