It was not a slam dunk, but we jumped through every hoop, spared no expense, and went All In.
It's been a little over a month now and he's been to the vet (got a clean bill of health), gone to every store that will allow it, visited at the nursing home, went to a farm auction and has pretty much settled into our work/home routine. He loves people and is very social, so we are trying to include him in all activities where he can interact with others. Life on the farm can be very isolating and we want to be supportive of his friendly disposition as we plan to travel someday and will be taking him along.
In fact, he will be taking his first plane ride very soon! In the meantime, we are very pleased that we were able to adopt and add this wonderful little bundle of energy to our family. Thank you to everyone who encouraged us to stick with the process. Our new family: