Sorry to hear about Tato. I'm sure this pup will help you get through the loss of your friend.
Earlier this year I had to put down Tato, my 16-year-old Border Collie. He was our first rescue and by far the smartest and healthiest dog we ever owned. Even after developing a tumor on his tail and having it amputated at 14 he was still the same old dog.
However, around Thanksgiving he started having trouble with the stairs and pretty soon he could barely stand up on his own. It eventually got to the point where one day, after holding him just so he could go, I sat outside with him and he gave me a look that said "I'm ready to go."
After I deciding I was ready I began looking for a new puppy. After a few months of searching and some busts at local adoption events I decided to head down to Northshore Animal League this Friday in Long Island, NY, the same shelter I found Tato.
There were lots of cute dogs but none that really connected with me. Then I heard a whimper from down below and saw a brown puppy in a crate with a cone around his neck. He was trying to get to a treat but the cone kept pushing it away. I knelt down and pushed it up to his mouth. He looked at me with these bright golden eyes and I knew I found my new dog.
I'm not really sure what he is but I'm guessing he's at least part Chocolate Lab. I thought at first he may have Aussie or Border in him but after owning a Border and an Aussie/Corgi he doesn't seem to have any herding instincts.
He's really mellow and hasn't barked at all when people have come over. He doesn't react to loud noises either. At first I was concern he might have some sort of hearing disability but he comes when I whistle or call him across the house so his hearing seems fine. He's just very affectionate and quiet and well-behaved, especially for only 3-4 months.
Last edited by Noisyninja; 04-08-2012 at 10:19 PM.
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