I love dogs. Much like kids, if I could, I'd have a whole ton of dogs! But we only have 2
Becca is a Border Collie Sheltie mix that we have decided is the designer breed "Beltie." She seriously is THE BEST DOG ever.
We originally were just going to foster her, as we had been doing that for a few months, but I knew immediately she was in her forever home.
While it's always sad when someone has to give up their dog, I'm grateful to the people who gave her up. She is the epitome of finding a needle in a haystack.
But be warned, she is VERY protective of us. I believe she would jump in front of a bullet for any of us.
We were quite happy being a one dog family.
Then one night we're watching tv and thejerseyshoredad sees a border collie playing with a Jack Russell Terrier. He was totally in love.
Let me take a step back here. I am the one who grew up having dogs. thejerseyshoredad only ever had cats. Oh and I only ever had medium to large Collies. My sister in law had a little mini poodle when she & my brother married. He was cute, but OMG little dogs are annoying.
I didn't really put any stock into actually getting Jack Russell.
But then one day my neighbor-friend Millie said to me
"We probably have to get rid of Odie, one of the girls is allergic to him"
Odie is a Jack Russell.
All of the sudden I hear the words "I'll take him" come out of my mouth
(very edited picture, if he wasn't on a leash he'd be swimming to Europe!)
Not exactly sure how it happened, but I said it and a few days later he moved in.
It was hard at first. The little shit thought he was in charge. We quickly changed that and Becca helped a LOT too. He had to be taught to not run out the front door. And he still has to be leashed in the backyard because he's part hamster and tries to dig out.
However, he's a mush. I wake up with him sleeping
at ON my feet.
I have to laugh at the differences between the two.
Becca lives to make us happy.
Odie couldn't care less what we do unless it is to serve him or his needs in anyway.
But they play nice together (most of the time)
and they don't fight (for real)
(i LOVE this picture, Becca looks SO mean and she's a big pushover)
And they complete our family.
Do you have any dogs?