Well it didn't take us very long to decide we wanted a new fur baby to join our family. We now have a fish, two cats, and a Australian Shepherd named, Bo.
We went to the pound/shelter on Saturday (I have never been to one before) and I thought it was going to be really fun! Turns out I was trying to hold my tears in the entire time. I didn't know if I could go back...and the lines were HUGE.
So I get on petfinder.com again and we found Bo:
The shelter he was at is actualy a boarding kennel- super extra bonus points, because now we can board him on vacations with someone we know he adores! She runs the kennel/doggy day care out of her home and even has horses.
She actually wanted us to take Bo on a walk- which we did. It was lovely- until we ran into a dog without an owner...OFF leash! Oh my goodness. This could have ended badly- but Bo was INCREDIBLE.
He comes pre-trained. He obviously was someone's pet or work dog, but no one came to find him.
She took out ads everywhere. He LOVES being with people..he'll follow either Andrew around the house all the time- and last night he slept on the floor next to my side of the bed. And right now he's laying at my feet. I wonder if he thinks we are sheep and that he ought to stick with us.
He's so behaved and trained. We went to petsmart and he didn't have ANY problems with other dogs or people- and when he looked like he wanted to mark where another dog marked- a simple pull on the leash would stop the behavior. In fact- the woman who owns the shelter says that if you yell his name- he'll actually drop to the ground.
I wish I knew his story...She found him with cantelope size matts.
He has incredibly unique marbeled eyes. they kinda looks like this:
So without further ado...some pics!
I haz the sheep just where I want them....now I can rest:
I find this man to be quite great:
I'll let you rub my belly:
I don't know why that cat doesn't seem to like me:
Where did the cat's head go, dad?
I'm going to help mom with pumpkins:
And watch TV with dad:
And sit with mom:
I like to think that Bo is pretty happy with this new chapter in his life. However...he does think he needs more attention then this computer machine...and he's probably right.
Going outside to play before work now.