Eventually, Mum and Dad had to pull themselves together and feed and walk Mutt. Whilst they were out they spoke to other people and they stroked other dogs. They started going back out and about, and they began to feel better.
You might think differently, but I know that Mutt is the kindest, wisest, most beautiful, loyal dog in the entire World.
Remember, if you rescue a dog, in the end he will rescue you.