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Happy Halloween! We got ourselves a treat! (We got a doggie!)

Hi Ladies!!

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. :)
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  • edited December 2011
    OH MY GOD LUNAR HE IS SO CUTE!!!! Congrats on the new furbaby. I can't wait to have a doggie =D

    Fun fact, the eye coloring that your dog has is called sectoral hypochromia. It's very common in Austrailian shepherds =) Yes, I am a nerd and actually knew that.

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  • Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011
    What a cutie! He sounds like a great dog!
  • becunning2becunning2 member
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    Awww, he's so cute! I love all the furbaby pictures. Glad he's found a nice, new home! Hopefully the cats will come around.

  • edited December 2011
    Awwww!  Trained furbabies are the best aren't they?!

    BF's pit mix was fully trained and super duper sweet already when he got her from a friend who worked at a vet who was supposed to euthanize (sp?) her. 
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    Yay! He's so cute. Congrats!
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  • elanniselannis member
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    Aww, I want one! He sounds like the perfect new addition, Lunar! : ) I didn't know they had eyes like that though. That's neat! Congratulations! : )
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    Congrats Lunar! He is super duper cute. I love that he's a rescue and came pretrained. From the pics it looks like he has been with you guys forever :)



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  • SKP82SKP82 member
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    How exciting!  Congrats on your adorable new furbaby!
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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    And he IS SUCH a cuddle dog...So I said I was going to go outside and play... Well- we went outside...and apparently he doesn't know that game.

    What he really wanted to do was sit on the couch and cuddle. So we watched an episode of Sister Wives....my kinda dog. ;)
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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    He's so cute!!!! And such pretty eyes!!!
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  • edited December 2011
    What a little cutie!!!
  • edited December 2011
    Bo is ADORABLE! I can't wait to get him and Remi together for a playdate - Aussie style!!! We'll have to meet up in littleton soon so we can take you guys to the off-leash park at Chatfield. They'll have so much fun!!! In fact - I think we could make it happen this weekend if you and Andrew are available at all...

  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_happy-halloween-got-ourselves-treat-got-doggie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:fe5c29a8-fae5-46c7-970d-b8f9cb8329eaPost:bc4f168d-048e-468a-9dea-544ed861ce7a">Re: Happy Halloween! We got ourselves a treat! (We got a doggie!)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Bo is ADORABLE! I can't wait to get him and Remi together for a playdate - Aussie style!!! We'll have to meet up in littleton soon so we can take you guys to the off-leash park at Chatfield. They'll have so much fun!!! In fact - I think we could make it happen this weekend if you and Andrew are available at all...
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    Sure- I don't think we have any plans! Sunday? We took Bo off-leash in an enclosed tennis court yesterday. We would run- and when we would stop...he would stop. I'd be interested to see if he would go out and play with Remi by himself or ifhe would insist we run with them too. LOL. I'll be skinny in no time!!
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  • SopChickSopChick member
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    Awwww, he's adorable Lunar, thanks for sharing! I needed some furbaby love this morning :)
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    sooo cute! I want a new house so I can get a doggy =)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_happy-halloween-got-ourselves-treat-got-doggie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:fe5c29a8-fae5-46c7-970d-b8f9cb8329eaPost:87f01396-190e-4caa-a04d-ae69c2d9722b">Re: Happy Halloween! We got ourselves a treat! (We got a doggie!)</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Happy Halloween! We got ourselves a treat! (We got a doggie!) : Sure- I don't think we have any plans! Sunday? We took Bo off-leash in an enclosed tennis court yesterday. We would run- and when we would stop...he would stop. I'd be interested to see if he would go out and play with Remi by himself or ifhe would insist we run with them too. LOL. I'll be skinny in no time!!
    Posted by lunarsongbird[/QUOTE]

    Sunday is perfect! Let me know what time you two are thinking and we'll feed you! Remi loves to chase the ball, so maybe Bo would get into that? It's a HUGE open space with water that they can swim in if it's not too cold and plenty of walking trails...so there should be a lot there to entertain him!


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    And maybe if we're lucky we'll even get to see some hot air balloons. They're usually out there in the mornings...they were yesterday!
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  • edited December 2011
    Congrats on the new furbaby, Lunar! He's adorbs.
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  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    Awwww, Lunar, I love him!! I'm so glad he found a good new home with you and Andrew.
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    Awww! He looks like such a sweetie. That's awesome that he was already trained!
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  • GoldenPenguinGoldenPenguin Upstate NY mod
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    Congrats on the new addition! He is beautiful. I've always loved Australian Shepards... they are so pretty, and their eyes are always stunning. Looks like everyone is in love!



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  • leia1979leia1979 member
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    Fuzzy puppy! He looks like a good cuddler. Congratulations!
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    Adorable!!!!!



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    I think you all should come out and visit him. :)
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  • edited December 2011
    Yay for Bo and his new family.  He is super cute!

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    I am so jealous!  He is so adorable!!!  Aw I love him!
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  • edited December 2011
    I love that you adopted a rescue!!! He is adorable!
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  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    He is gorgeous Lunar!!

    Lunar and Allusive - Have you been to the dog park south of Larkspur off Greenland? Take I25 south to Greenland exit, turn right and you'll curve around (dirt road) to a park. There are horse corrals at the entrance. Turn left in the park and you'll dead in in the dog park parking lot.

    OMG it is AWESOME. It's 16+ acres, totally fenced (double fenced on the highway side) and our pup just RUNS forever.

    Castle Rock's park is nice. It's much smaller but well-maintained. It's at the fairgrounds.
  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    Allusive - Where is that park? Is it fenced? Our pup is not great off leash yet so we only let her off with a fence.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_happy-halloween-got-ourselves-treat-got-doggie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:fe5c29a8-fae5-46c7-970d-b8f9cb8329eaPost:aa359411-ccaa-43a6-9c08-ce4de3150a8e">Re: Happy Halloween! We got ourselves a treat! (We got a doggie!)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Allusive - Where is that park? Is it fenced? Our pup is not great off leash yet so we only let her off with a fence.
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    It's at Chatfield Reservoir State part in Littleton around C-470 & Wadsworth. They are going to be putting in a fence, but they haven't yet. There is an area designated for off leash dogs, but I have no idea how big it is. It is BIG though. There are about 3 ponds/lakes, a river and tons of fields, trees and trails. We take our dog to jog or hike all the time. It's wonderful, but you have to pay to get in if you don't already have a parks pass...and then i think it's an extra $20 for the year to be able to have your dog off leash. It's so big I promise you won't lose your puppy. People there are wonderful and the dogs are all so well behaved.
  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooo thanks for the info! We'll have to give it a try when I'm off the crutches.
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