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!