a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Foster Dog...Help!


I have to learn how to say no!  I have a new foster dog to be trained.  Gentry, or Gen, is a beautiful Border Collie mix with a bob tail.  She is already smarter than me.

Andrew and Gen have hit is off quite well.  Gen is house trained, already knows "Look at me" and "sit" and just in two days!  How can I clean house and ride horses when I keep getting new dogs to train????

Gen has Yoda's stamp of approval.  Just look at that face!  A big red bow is all she needs to make someone a wonderful gift.

16 comments:

Journaling Woman said...

Your kids are lucky like I was. My dad was always bringing home an injured critter or an abandoned cat or dog. He worked for the conservation dept and a state park, so we always had animals of all kinds around us.

Lucky dogs that you love them so much.

Mildred said...

Cute as can be and I agree - someone would be very blessed to receive Gen under their tree wearing a bright red bow!

Sunny said...

What a nice looking dog, I'm sure she'll make someone very happy.
Sunny :)

Vickie said...

I love Border Collies. What a nice dog! I'd take her in a minute!

Nezzy said...

What a beautiful dog who is so fortunate to have someone who cares enough to find it great diggs!
I'm sure it won't take long for a taker.

Have a wonderful weekend, God bless!!!!

Lori E said...

Don't forget though that we shouldn't get dogs as Christmas gifts. They should be received after the holidays so they are not set up to fail in a house full of stuff on the floors and busy families away at family gatherings for hours on end.

Pat said...

I'm amazed that all the dogs get along. You are a very kind hearted person. Are you on some kind of list to take in dogs? Where do these dogs come from?

Gramma Ann said...

When my one son was young he was always bringing home dogs and cats. If someone was giving away a dog he took it. One day he came home with two puppies. I called them Smoky and Bandit. And if his friends ever spoke of getting rid of a cat, he said no, I will take it home for mom. Never a dull moment when he was around. The only time I was without a dog or cat was the first two years after we moved to Iowa, I finally begged my husband for a dog, and now he and the dog are inseparable.

Grammy said...

I had to laugh when I saw the photo. How do you let go that which fits in so well. I would keep them all. When I had a pet shop. I kept quite a number of birds. rabbits. I loved having babys come and go. It was like nothing ever grew up except for the ones I kept. I love it. I only have 2 cats now. And have learned to feed the wildlife and let go of them. like the baby squirrel & chickens. Raising the chickens have taught me it is cheaper to buy one in the store than to rain one. Plus I really liked my chickens. They were fun. I will never have Cornish cross again. As they are only ment for quick food.

But enjoy your new dog. It looks like such fun. Each one adds new happiness to your life. what a joy.

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Oh, I love her. Dogs are the best. Hopefully she can go to a great home soon. The dogs that are adopted seem to be so grateful for everything that is done for them. You have a kind and soft heart.

It seems a lot of animals are smarter than people.

Maxine

The Old Geezer said...

you have a interesting blog
great photos

Breathe said...

She looks so sharp! That's one dog that will be deciphering codes and working out long division before long.

I hope she finds a great home!

The Green Stone Woman said...

Great dog, Gail. Border collies are smart dogs and eager to learn. You'll have her trained quickly. What a sweet face she's got. Somebody will want her.

DesertHen said...

She is beautiful!! And what a sweet, sweet face! Won't take you long to train her as she looks to be very intelligent. Have fun....=)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well I love Border collies! They are so smart..I think ours actually understands what we say! She looks like a very nice dog..a little on the small side..but I suppose that is the unknown X. You will have her ready to go in no time at all..if you don't fall in love with her! :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

And right before Christmas, too! You do have a very big and generous heart. I don't think mine could handle the extra work, responsibility and stress. She's a cutie, too. Now I wonder how long before she creates a permanent place in your heart......and home.

Happy Holidays!

~Lisa

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