but sometimes you have to be flexible!
My son has wanted his ‘own’ dog for awhile now. The intensity has increased over the last month or so. Every day it was a different breed – Saint Bernard, Husky, Border Collie, Lab, Corgi, Boxer, Whippet, Dalmation, etc. One morning he brought his dog book to me and asked if I could show him what breeds he could have inside 😉
Mind you, we have 4 dogs and he could choose any of them to walk and play with – but he didn’t feel like they were ‘his’.
We didn’t go looking for a dog for him, she came looking for him.
She is a 6 month old border collie that he has named Rose. She has been here for 2 1/2 weeks and has settled in nicely. She is from a litter that my brother’s dog, Flip had in December. She was odd man out and definitely needed a little boy to dote on her.
She has the sweetest temperament and a very gentle soul.
They make a great team.
She is very eager to please and has the cutest little body wiggle.
They love snuggling on the couch together and playing outside. She can be found running after him while he is riding his bike or relaxing close to him while he is playing in the sandbox.
While doing sheep chores tonight, she just laid down by the gate and waited until we were done.
We have gone on several walks and she is so good on the leash, she stays right with him.
He has been very responsible with her and we are very happy that we said ‘yes’.
Wow, big step but it looks so right! Congratulations, Theron! Welcome home, Rose!
Rose appears to be just that “once in a lifetime” special dog for him. She will be his childhood companion, for all his childhood and then on into his manhood, should she have a long and healthy canine life. Good thing your family is able to recognize each other ( boy & perfect dog) and accept such a gift!
Theron & Rose are so cute too~
I am very touched by this beautiful story. It’s such a heart warmer when a puppy finds a good home and your son is quite clearly a very special young man. Rose is very lucky indeed. Hopefully we’ll see more about this pair as time goes by!
Lovely dog and looks very happy with her boy. All good border collies want a nice kid to look after :-).