Photo Comments Age: 18 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Quinn
Dogster stats for Quinn
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January 1st 1998
Riding in the truck with me & a marrow bone.
Having his feet touched.
He could care less about toys....talk food and he listens!
Anything edible. (Marrow bones will get you ANYTHING though...)
Across the street to visit the neighbors.
Sleeping, eating, riding in the truck, more sleeping, more eating. (He's on a perpetual diet!)
My Border Collie, Dahlia, passed away in 2001 at the age of 18. I was devastated....She had been with me since she was 4 weeks old and hadn't left my side for 18 years.
I still had Bud, my old Black Lab, until he passed away in January 2002 at 19 years old. Needless to say, losing Dahlia was horrible but losing both was beyond anything I was prepared for. I also lost my two cats, Bunny/21 yr. & Igor/20 in the same year. All of them had been with me from the beginning of their lives.
After a couple of years I started torturing myself by browsing Petfinder's. So many animals needing homes...
One day I found a Border Collie looking straight at the camera. He was a dead ringer for Dahlia! I contacted the rescue. I found that he'd been rescued from a garage where he'd been abandoned by his family when they moved away. Almost starved to death, traumatized by being locked in and left, broken teeth and feet from trying to get out of the garage....worst case of "hot spots" I've ever seen....adopted and returned 4 times....Of course I wanted him!
It was a disastrous first year! He destroyed the interior of my NEW truck, my front door & trim, by BACK door & trim, my gates, fences, bathroom door, my friend's brand, new gate, etc., etc....Issues with being "confined"...
With the help of a wonderful dog day care in Burbank I was able to go to work without having all of the above possessions repeatedly destroyed when I was out of sight. Finally Quinn and I came to an understanding about living in the moment, trusting me to always come home. We've managed to bury his baggage in my rose garden along with the countless marrow bones that he loves.
He and I have taught each other that no situation is "hopeless" and there is a person for every dog as well as the capacity of dogs and humans to open their hearts again.
A slug with legs and fur.
He looks like a 75lb. black & white rough-coated Border Collie. The "Giveaway" to a second breed, besides the weight, is the rolling collie behind. Basically, Border Collie coming at you and Collie going away!
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|January 19th 2009
||More than 7 years!
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