Sunday, December 9, 2012
We exchanged email addresses, gave references, told them to check out the blog so they would have an idea of my experiences. I told them that Melvin would be allowed to be the herding dog he was born and bred to be. Ms. Ellie, our border collie, would teach him to herd alpacas, and if he got tired, he could rest. His heart condition will be a determining factor, as was Goliath's. I knew if we were meant to have Melvin, it would happen - - - and it did. Melvin is now a part of our home, learning to follow, learning his name, learning to sit on command, and also not to pick on the cats or chew up shoes and gloves. He's a very good boy and the exercise he is getting seems to be helping his hind leg. The swelling that was present when we got him is beginning to subside.
So, my hubby got an old used manure spreader for Christmas, and I got Melvin!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Scruffy made her debut as an adoptable dog right after that when I picked her up and walked her through he office. Other employees asked if they could pet her, and she loved all the attention. Attitudes changed and we kept waiting for someone to claim her. It didn't happen. Someone did express an interest in her, but said it would be at least three weeks before they could be sure. It fell through, and in that time two more strays were brought to the office as we are the local unofficial pound. Space became a problem, as there were folks who wanted their dogs boarded over the Thanksgiving holiday. After almost six weeks at the pound, Scruffy came home with me.
Scruffy is housebroken, crate trained, very friendly, loves attention, gets along well with other dogs, will chase a cat if it runs from her but will stop when told to quit. She appears to be a shihtzu or llasa mix and could use a grooming. When I brought her home, she curled up next to me in the car, put her head on my leg, and slept the whole way home. She has obviously been loved and taken for rides in her past. She appears to be around 3 years old. She is current on vaccinations and will be spayed before adoption. She loves people and attention.
Scruffy is being listed with Waverly Pet Rescue, Waverly, Iowa for adoption. Please help me find a home for this wonderful little lady before Christmas!