|Barked: Fri Jun 15, '07 1:50pm PST |
|I was abandoned at a Kill Shelter because my brother kept climbing the fence. I wasn't climbing, but that is OK because we were being neglected, without enough food, water, or any people around.
Scared of any noise, car rides, upset people, other dogs, and not house-trained, a sanctuary finally picked me up. They trained me not to "go," in the house and I liked being with their other dogs, but I didn't know how to play and kept grabbing the other girl-dogs legs. One boy-dog bit me because I got to his ball first. I still have a scar on my head.
My foster people were nice and caring people, but one time left me in my crate too long making me hate the crate. They loved me long enough to keep me a whole 5 weeks, but because they have a lot of other dogs they usually have to take new ones to Colorado.
They put me on petfinder.com - and lo' and behold! A new lady was looking for a Border Collie cross (that's me) to be with her other rescue dog. After some long conversations, her husband and she took me in.
My new sis, Abby, is a beautiful red and white Border Collie, and she is Sooooo patient with me! I still grab her legs sometimes, but she nicely teaches me not to. And I even taught her something! I showed her how to catch a ball, so I'm pretty smart, too!
Our Mom takes us to agility classes - mine is just Puppy Agility, but boy - do I LOVE it! Mom is a teacher, so she has summers to spend with us and takes us to a 500 acres open space! I'm not allowed to run around as much as Abby yet, because Mom says I run after everything that moves. But I'm learning to walk on a leash without pulling, and not chase so many grasshoppers :^) ....
With all our walks together, lessons with Abby and Mom, Agility classes, and lots of attention, I even love to "come here," now! There is always a reward waiting for me. I can "sit," and "down," and even wait patiently for my meals, which is pretty hard.
I come running when I hear the loud noise of the "chopping block," because it means it is mealtime - and Abby and I get the Raw Meaty Bone diet. I can never get enough of THAT. And Mom can ask me to, "go crate," and even close it - because we trust her so much!
And I like car rides now, because it means we are going some place special - like the Pet Store, or a new place to explore, or a place where they sell parts to make Abby and I "jumps," 'n stuff.
My new Mom and Dad really love us. I don't understand why other peoples get dogs and don't take care of us. I hope my brother is as happy and content as I. I'm sure he is....God just smiled on us, and good things happened.
Mom EVEN entered me in the spca.com contest!! I'm at:
I'd LOVE a FOUR STAR vote from all of you! I'm already in the 200's out of over 1700 contestant photos! It is so exciting - especially for my Mom.
I wonder what new places and things we will do next? --Josh
Edited by author Fri Jun 15, '07 2:13pm PST
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