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I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« on: May 27, 2008, 12:53:26 pm »
This weekend while walking Bo & Floyd, a young border collie/bernese mountain dog (my guess, of course) stray hooked up with us.  I've never seen him in the neighborhood before and he was SO skinny and dirty, also very nervous but desperately wanting to play with us.  He followed us home and Bo & Floyd let him into the yard, where he stayed all day.  I put up signs around the neighborhood, but so far, no one has called to claim him.  We think he may have been dumped, as that happens often in the rural neighborhood that we live in (an atrocity that I can't even fathom, but that's a story for another day).  We gave him a bath, some Advantage (he was COVERED in ticks) and a nice big meal and he's like a new dog!  We've named him Ripley in the hopes that he will become our third forever dog.  He's a darling boy and VERY affectionate.  He looks to be about 6 months old and not fixed.  If no one comes to claim him by the end of the week, I'm going to take him to get fixed, chipped and get his shots.  If someone does come to claim him, they're going to get a stern talking-to about the values of collars and tags and how to take care of a dog!! =)  I will post photos soon...as soon as I can get him to hold still!!
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 01:57:45 pm »
Aww he sounds like a lucky boy to hook up with you guys! I can't wait to see pics! ;D
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 02:08:52 pm »
Sounds like a great fit for all! Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures of Ripley!
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 05:35:07 pm »
I can't wait to see Ripley pics!  Congrats on finding him and I hope he is your new addition. 
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 05:40:26 pm »
Welcome home Ripley! You chose well, young man... ;D
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!-New Photos!!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 10:17:58 am »
Well, so far so good...no one has called to claim Mr. Ripley!!  He's doing so well and is getting along famously with Bo & Floyd.  He's SUPER smart and learns very quickly, which is a blessing.  He's pretty goofy and has a lot of energy, but Floyd is a great wrestling partner, so they're pretty evenly matched!
Here are some photos I took this morning...he won't hold still for very long, so I gotta be quick!!
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 10:20:23 am »
He soooo very hansome!!
I love the eyebrows...hop efully he can stay with you forever!  ;)

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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 11:11:04 am »
Aww he is so beautiful. He is so lucky to have you. He looks like all border collie to me (tri color) But I am not expert by any means.

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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 11:25:29 am »
Yeah, I just recently learned that BC's come in tri-color!!  He certainly has the smarts of a BC!!  I'm going to ask the Vet next week to see if she has a better idea!!  I think it's funny that we ended up with three herd-focused dogs (Great Pyrenees, and two BC mixes) but we have no herds!!  Oh well...I guess I'm as good as a sheep, right? =)
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 11:30:29 am »
LOL he is beautiful, I love border collies they are so smart and loving. I used to have a border collie/pyr mix. He was a momma's boy   ;D He used to herd the cat LOL. I really hope you get to keep him. It seems like he settled in quite nicely! Too funny how he chose to come home with you.  :) Smart pup indeed.

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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 04:46:43 pm »
yeah he looks pure to me as well, so pretty

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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 07:43:20 pm »
He is adorable.  Congratulation s on the new addition to your family!
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 02:44:50 am »
Awww, I love that he chose you!  I sure hope that can stay.  He looks like a total love.  How much would you guess that he weighs?
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Re: I think we've just acquired a new dog!!
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 11:00:51 am »
You all are so kind with your words...thanks for all the great welcomes!!  Ripley is still with us and *fingers crossed* no one has called to claim him.  I'm going to take the signs down today...five days is enough time in my mind!! =)  He's doing SO WELL, he's already learned how to sit!!  He's learning his name and although he's had a couple of potty accidents in the house, he's doing really well.  I think that when he gets fixed, the peeing in the house will probably taper off.  He's SUPER loving and just wants to lick you all the time!! 
He's still really skinny...I think that if he had short hair, he would look thinner than he does.  You can distinctly feel his ribs.  Size-wise, he's about the same size as Floyd, but probably half of his weight (Floyd weighs 75 pounds).  I'm sure that'll get fixed quickly eating at our house...they get high protien raw kibble, so it's only a matter of time!! 
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