I think she (the wife) is suffering from some form of dementia, so idk if that has anything to do with it or what. My mom went out to visit just a few weeks ago and mentioned the wife was acting strangely aggressive even towards her, and she mentioned that the wife's behavior towards the dog was really bad. I think it was always known that she didn't like the dog, but I don't think anyone knew that there was actual abuse going on. But the dog is here now, so she'll be okay.I'm sorry about your grandfather, but I am glad you are able to help this poor soul. What kind of asshat could abuse something so sweet?