He brought his big booty home in the middle of the night. He wolfed down a bowl of food like he'd never eaten before, and collapsed on the coach, where I suspect he will stay for a while.
Thanks all for the positive vibes!
Today around 11:30 am, I was putting Max out on the porch and he made a break for it, bounding down the steps and down the driveway. Apparently he ran over to the neighbors' house and met up with Puppy, and the two of them raced off into the woods. This has happened before, but Max was much younger then, and I'm scared his arthritis is really going to hinder any attempts to get home.
If you are a local, in the Valle Crucis/Sugar Grove area, please keep an eye out for a large brown dog, 95 lbs, with a docked tail and a red collar. He is a rhodesian ridgeback/boxer mix, and may be palling around with a skinny black dog in a red collar. Her name is Puppy.
Max may be shy at first, but he is very friendly. Please help us find him. With any luck, he's just wandering around in the woods, but if anyone sees him, please let us know.