Friday, January 4, 2013

This has to make one smile!

We have a new family member.  This is Bailey.  He has had quite the life so far.  He was adopted from the local shelter not quite a year ago.  His owner decided that they did not have time in their schedule and it was not fair to him.  He had developed seizures common in the Australian Shepherd breed.  He was found free on Craigslist by a coworkers family.  The family was searching for their dog that had been stolen.  The remaining Shih tzu was in depression and fearing that Bailey would end up in the dog fighting area they took Bailey in.  As a nurse, she managed Bailey seizures great, changed his diet and decreased his meds.  But, Bailey couldn’t replace the stolen dog and the fear that Bailey might hurt (trample with excitement) the much smaller dog weighed on them.  He was again put up for adoption.

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After a home visit to verify our home was appropriate and that we would not let him backtrack on the strides that were made with his seizures, he was ours!  He thinks he is a lap dog.  He is awkward getting on the couch.  He gets on only 1 couch and not on any other furniture in the house.  He thought he was a cat today, climbing over us and onto the back on the couch.  Last night he was ready to attack…..the model train set.  He is learning how to crawl.  He has learned how to catch a frisbee and does not run.  He is 3 1/2 yrs. old.  He’s been here less than a week.

He had 1 seizure within 36 hrs. of coming here.  No more seizures. 

We are so happy to have such a sweet boy.

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5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dog! I love Australian Shepherds! I had a pair when I lived on the farm, and brought them with me when I moved to town. The female looked like Bailey, except she didn't have the brown; she was all gray, white, and black. The male had longer, straighter hair. The were full brother/sister, but from different litters. How I hated it when I had to have them put to sleep when they got crippled up at 18 and 19 years old! If I ever got another dog, I'd want another Australian Shepherd! (But I really don't need to do that at my age!) Glad you are able and loving to take good care of Bailey! Have fun! ---"Love"

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  2. Looks like Bailey has found his forever home. Lucky Bailey -- lucky you.
    Sandy

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  3. Oh what a sweet face. Looks like Bailey is very happy. Enjoy some puppy love.

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  4. What a sweetie! You are so lucky that he found you!

    Liri

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  5. I think he's landed on his feet with you and your family. It's not a breed I know well as it's an American dog and not Australian at all. He's as cute as a button and looks like he'll love you to bits.

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