Lucky dog.So Sue and I went and hung out at the animal shelter for about 5 hours on Friday. Met a bunch of dogs, but one fella clearly wanted to adopt us. So he did.
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This is Rowdy. He's about one year old, Australian Shepard mix. Thing is, I cannot for the life of me figure out why he'd be at the pound. He is gentle, gets along with the cats, and the grandkids. He knows his name, sits, and shakes. He walks on a leash without pulling. He ignores dogs barking at us when we walk, although he would really really like to go herd the neighbors horses. He does well in the car, although he's a little weird; he's the only dog I've ever known who sits in the floor instead of putting his head out the window.
Took him to the dog park today, and he'd listen even when playing with the other dogs. He'll play fetch for hours, and drops the ball at my feet without wrestling.
He's an absolute charmer. My guess is someone must have moved or something and been given no choice but to give him up. Nobody would spend the time it takes to socialize a dog this well and then drop them off at the pound because they lost interest.
and the pooch is awesome, too!
Yeah, people are astounding some times.