Today I heard the water in the bath go on. Ralph had been in there several times today, but I realized he was downstairs. I went to investigate, and being a good blogger I had to go get my camera instead of turning the water off. This is what I found:
|Theo decided it was bath time!|
|He forgot to take his clothes off though. :)|
|I turned the water off.|
|He got some soap.|
|And turned the water back on to rinse his hair.|
|I turned it back off. And he turned back on again.|
At that point I got him out, but then realized that he needed a bath later anyways, and he was already wet and negative clothes, so I just gave him his bath. When I was drying him off we took some pics. :)
I hate what his 4 years of institutionalization and starvation has done to him (he was adopted summer 2010 at the age of 4), but I love him just the same!
Before and after pictures with his big brother Richie. This is why adoption is important. It saved his life.
I'm not saying his life and is carefree and struggle free now, he still has many institutional behaviors that he is working through (4 years of neglect is not easily undone), but the difference is now he is loved, cared for, and has a family to love and help him through it.