Photo Comments Age: 10 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Scout Pierce, Forever Remember
Dogster stats for Scout Pierce, Forever Remember
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Scooter, Scooty, Scoot, Ooter, Oot
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August 10th 2003
Watching over my family, herding, chasing and play-tackling Delilah, opening Hanukkah presents.
When dad wears a suit. He doesn't do it very often but when he does, I'm hysterical. " Look, it's dad's head on a scary, suit-wearing stranger's body!" Scout gets agitated when the doorbell rings or the mailman comes to the door.
Squeaky tennis balls. Delilah.
the 4 basic food groups: kibble, bananas, carrots, & popcorn.
Strolling around the neighborhood, getting admired.
Aside from looking like Michael Bolton? Fetch, sit, paw, down, jump up, dance, unlocking his crate door, goes to his bed when told, waiting to eat until being told "come," getting our kids. He's a genius so.
Scout was adopted into our blended family as a puppy. As result of a divorce, our adult dachsund, Buddy, only lived with us half time. and we were always very sad when visitation ended. It was especially sad for our then 8 year old son. So, we decided to get a second dog. Since Shetland Sheepdogs are known to be very loyal and family oriented, this seemed a good fit for us. After a bit of calling and looking around, we hit a pet store where we found Scout, a purebred from a respectable breeder who didn't meet dog show criteria but was just right for a family. The moment we saw him, we knew he was the one. He's super tall for a Sheltie but we think he's the most handsome, sweet boy in the world!
It was a bit challenging adjusting to life with a full time, energetic puppy sheltie and a laid-back dachsund who visited half the time. Scout began to herd the dachsund like a sheep, which Buddy hated. He started helping Buddy, too. At his other mom's house, we heard a lot of complaints of accidents on the floor. At our house, Scout would alert us if Buddy needed to go out. No accidents at our house! Separation got tough. Scout would bark like crazy when it was time for the dachsund to leave for his other home at the conclusion of visiting weekends. Scout needed a lot of comforting when Buddy was escorted out of the house to go to his other home. Several years ago, Buddy decided to stay put in our house instead of splitting his life into two. It's amazing how Scout and Buddy have bonded and taken care of eachother! In December, 2007, after our cat died, we found our third dog, Delilah, at an animal shelter. Scout totally digs Delilah. She has tons of energy and she and Scouty chase and play and rough house and herd together. She is his favorite toy!
Scout is a big smiler with a great sense of humor. He's grown from a very goofy and undisciplined young dog to a very well behaved, sweet boy. He is very athletic. He does get very nervous around strangers but he is completely loyal and affectionate with our family. Things that make him neurotic: a constant need to guard the outside of the house, the doorbell, the mail delivery person, the dog across the yard from us, dad wearing a suit, meanness. He also starts running cirlces around the house when we turn on the garbage disposal. It's all about protecting the herd and the pack for him. Sweet, sweet Scouty is the best dog in the whole wide world.
If the herd is happy, I'm happy
The Groups I'm In:
PETS for OBAMA, All American Shelties!, Calling all collies or shelties(shetland sheepdogs), Canine-Americans for Obama, CHICAGO BURBS DOGS, Jewish Kitty/ Pup households, Matzos Kitties Chevarim, Shelties "R" Us, Wiggly Field Dog Park
Scout has grown into the sweetest, nicest, most gentle dog in the entire world. He doesn't have a malicious bone in his entire body. He listens very well and tolerates bossy Delilah very well. He just smiles and smiles. Our home wouldn't be home without Scooty.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|January 13th 2007
||More than 6 years!
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