Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Pepper
Pep-Pep, Wee-Widdle Peppor Barew, Mr. Happy Face!, Beauty
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January 1st 2004
I love everything!! I am crazy about squeaky toys, rubber balls, FRISBEE!!!!, water, herding the cat, running with mom ,chasing thunderstorms, string cheese, and of course...cuddling with mom & dad.
Loud noises scare me sometimes, but I am getting used to them now that I am safe with my mom & dad. Other than that I am a happy go lucky guy who is always smiling!!!!
Wiggly-Giggly from Petsmart, the Frisbee, and the rubber ball from Petsmart. Also I will play with and destroy any squeaky toy in the quest to find the thing inside that is making it squeak.
I am a picky eater. Mom has to pour melted butter over my kibble for me to eat. But I love string cheese, peanut butter, turkey, cottage cheese, and popcorn. Why can't mom feed that stuff for dinner?
Running along with mom, Ruth, and my foster [canine] family. We run along the gravel road next to the farm and swim in the creek. There is also a field along the road that Ruth and I explore in while we are waiting for slow-poke (mom).
Mom says I jump like a pogo-stick and make some awesome frisbee catches. The higher they are, the better I catch them. We are working on all my commands. Mom just saved me from the shelter, so we are taking it slow.
I am a volunteer for MidAmerica Border Collie Rescue. We were going to have a fun day for our rescue in a town 45 minutes away from me.
I asked for half a day off and then my plans fell through, so I went up to work, but it turned out the accountant was scheduled that day to use my computer. The boss told me to go ahead and take the day off anyways. So I headed up to the town we were going to have our fun day in.
Before I stopped at the park to confirm our arrangements, I decided to stop at the Animal Shelter to pass out some information and explain the process if they get any border collies in.
It just so happened that they had a border collie in Kennel 25. No name, no history. A farmer found him wandering and brought him in. Kennel 25 had been there for three weeks and no one had looked twice.
I took the resident out to the outdoor run and did an evaluation of the ragged little border collie. He passed with flying colors. It cracked me up watching him jump vertically up in the air for the tennis ball.
This little guy was definately worth saving. But I had a foster already and another lined up for the weekend to bring in. There was no way I could take in another dog.
I spoke with the management and they said they would give me the dog, but there was nothing they could do to garuntee that Kennel 25 would still have the same occupant the next time I came.
I couldn't leave him. So, I filled out the paperwork and that little guy came with me. He rode excellent in the car. Then we went straight to the vet for a HW test. While I was there, the staff fell head over heels in love with him. That is also when he got him name, Pepper. I kept telling them he is just another foster dog. But something inside of me made a connection with him the first time I said his name. His eyes lit up and it was as if I blew life into him with that one word...Pepper. For a split second our souls connected with his name...I knew then he wasn't going anywhere.
In no time, Pepper fit into the household. So, I let the rescue know I would be keeping him. My first "foster failure".
It was meant to be from the start. I never made it over to the dog park I was supposed to confirm with. If it hadn't been for my plans falling through and the accountant using my computer, I would have never found Pepper.
The good Lord works in mysterious ways. I know He was behind this from the get-go!
Pepper is as sweet as they come. He thinks he is a lap dog. As soon as we sit down, Pep is right there in my lap. We love it so much. He is energetic and loving. Smart, enthusiastic, and loyal. Pepper is full of quirks and antics that is always entertaining. We call him "Mr. Happy Face" because when I come home from work Pepper has his face curled into a nasty looking snarl, but that is his happy face!! It is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Pepper came into our lives and it will never be the same. He is just perfect. And I am a Proud Owner of a Rescued Border Collie!!
Pepper is going to be starting Animal Assisted Activities (Pet Therapy) with the local nursing home in town. I just know he will do a great job!! I am so excited for him!
Mr. Happy Face
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