Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'd like to Introduce you.....

..... To Sam.


Andrew and I went to the Humane Society and saw this guy (formerly named Oreo).



We took him for a walk..... The next thing you know, I was filling out adoption paperwork.

He's been with us now for just over 2 weeks. We are technically fostering him because he hasn't been neutered yet (scheduled for next Thursday). Once that happens we can adopt him outright.

He was taken away from his previous home........ we weren't given any reason(s) why. He is afraid of a lot of things but I believe that he was loved.

He loves people, and other dogs. He is the first Furbaby we've had that doesn't have issues with other dogs. I've got to train myself not to get so freaked out when other dogs are around.



There he is at the front. He tried to "dominate" that huge German Shepherd. He's lucky he is quick!!!

We are hoping that once he's fixed the urge to mount other dogs will go away!

Oh, and the marking territory can go also.... But not as likely.



Sam is approximately 2 years old. He is a border collie mix. If you know anything about dogs, border collies are super smart and have super huge amounts of energy. If you can't satisfy their need for mental and physical exercise...... They will destroy your house.

We are fortunate because he's with us 24/7 (we can even take him to work).

He is going to be a good running companion..... Even though he needs a lot of some training, he is a really good runner.

I took him for a 5 mile run and he didn't slow down one bit (but I'm not fast so that's not really saying anything.... Tee hee).



He starts obedience training next Tuesday.
BTW....... I'm totally crushing on Cesar Millan. He's amazing with dogs! We've watched a couple dozen videos, and now we pretend like we have a clue..... Lol


He is so different from Sadie..... she certainly spoiled us by being a perfect dog.

Having brought Sam into our 'pack' has not taken away my sadness over losing Sadie (Although I had secretly hoped it would help).

It can take several months for a 'rescue' to feel comfortable in a new environment. It will be nice to get to know the real him.

We're pretty certain that he will be a big sweetheart; With lots of challenging issues!

That's all for now..........

Gotta run.

20 comments:

Char said...

Sam is gorgeous. I can see how he stole your heart. It's true that a new dog doesn't exactly heal your heart but they provide a distraction while the healing is happening.

Johann said...

That is super! Sam will be an awesome running buddy! Border Collies are fantastic runners and companions. They need to use all their energy.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Sam is so handsome!! I am happy for the both of you to add him to your family

northernbliss said...

You guys did good, and that goes for Sam as well. Can't wait to meet my new grand fur baby so I can spoil him.

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Mike said...

What a grand lad :) .... and a perfect running companion to boot. Have a great time. Best Wishes Mike

One Crazy Penguin said...

He looks like such a sweetheart :) It's always difficult getting a new dog after an old pet has passed, but time certainly helps. I'm sure he will make his own space in your heart and help you fall in love with him as well!

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

He's certainly a distraction..... Have to watch him all the time!
;)

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

Johann; can't wait to have him join me on really long runs!!

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

Thanks BDD!

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

He's gonna love the cottage!!! And his Gramma!!!

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

Thanks Mike!

Lisa said...

I'm a big mushball reading this! I love how you say "brought him into your pack" :) You never replace your past love(s) like Sadie, but you do find room for a new love. I'm sure Sam will rise to the occasion and soften the sadness.

Have fun!!!

William said...

That's awesome. I somehow left our animal shelter the other day without taking a dog home, but at some point soon I'll find the right one.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am thinking about trying out trail running this fall, can you email me, I sont know where or how to get started

Thanks

tri_diesel@yahoo.com

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Stacey UltraPrincess said...

I hope you find your "forever dog" soon William!