Kim M Posted August 29, 2007 Report Share Posted August 29, 2007 I am new to this board and new to dogs (I've always had cats). After months of looking at rescue groups' dogs and soul searching (and a lot of money to replace my old wooden fence with block wall!) I decided to get a dog. I knew it was going to be just like having kids again and boy is it ever! Even though I'm not changing poopy diapers I'm still cleaning up a poopy backyard or cleaning up drool and slobber, or waking up in the middle of the night...But I also get the unconditional love, hugs and smooches, and happy glad to see me goofy grins when I come home. Today I have just received in the mail the adoption papers from the local Border Collie Rescue for my dog, Bear (I'm changing his name - but have not decide yet to what, either Kodiak or McKinley). He's about 2yrs old and he's very mellow - a good first dog for me. We are working through a few issues but in the scheme of things pretty minor. He loves to walk and hike and believe it or not, does very well with my cats and my cats are doing well with him. There's a little hissing from Sitka, but she feels free to reach out and swat his muzzle if he gets too close. Denali quit hissing at him a week ago when she discovered his dog brush feels so much better than her comb. And Silver loves his blanket and is willing to share his dog treats if he doesn't eat them fast enough. All of them share the same water bowl. Anyway, thanks for letting me share. I've enjoyed reading about how all of you are doing with your own dogs. I would post some pix but I can't seem to get that done. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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