Foster Dog Update: Bobby, 18 week Border Collie, Lab Mix

This post is part of the series Mama Lucky and Puppies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Lucky and Her 8 Newborn Puppies (Fosters #55-63)
  2. Foster Dog Updates: Lucky and 8 Puppies
  3. Foster Update: Mama Lucky and Babies
Flopsy was adopted!

Flopsy was Adopted!

She went to her forever home on Friday morning, with her awesome new dad.  She even has a big sister, a two year old Golden Retriever, Penny.  And a live in Grandpa.  I have a feeling she’s going to be a spoiled girl.  Her new dad fell in love with her at first sight.

He’s Back… Again!  Boomerang Bobby, the Border Collie!

Lucky's puppies 18 weeks
Lucky’s puppies 18 weeks
Bobby’s Back, again…

When we first saw him, he was just a little black and white squirmy bean.  The runt of the litter, with very little chance of survival on his own.  We bottle fed him every 2-3 hours for weeks, until he was 8 weeks old and healthy enough to go spend some time with the rest of his litter.  Who knew he would turn out to be the most laid back little Border Collie ever.

Now, for the second time, through no fault of his own, he’s back. Just like a boomerang. And he’s gotten BIG!  From a less than 1 pound puppy living in the whelping box on the dining room table, to an 18 week old, probably close to 20 pound healthy happy puppy.  Height wise, he’s the biggest dog in the house.  (But Jackyl, Chewy Lewis, and Ozzy are all heavier than him.)

He’s a sweet boy, and both families assured us that it wasn’t his fault.  They just weren’t ready for a puppy, or two in the case of his second family.

Bobby, the laid back Border Collie

Bobby and Sister
Bobby and Sister

He’s a laid back little boy who gets along with all of our older dogs, and the big boys.  (No one gets along with our little Monkey and her brothers.)  He knows who he can play rough with, Ryder and Chewy, and who he needs to be more gentle with, our little Cami.  He’s even learned who won’t play with him at all, Jackyl, Woobie, Ozzy, Snuggie and Meaty.  And he leaves them alone, except for cuddle time.

He’s doing great with potty training, and only has the occasional accident.  Usually, when I’m distracted and don’t catch him circling.  His puppy destructive-ness is minimal, he does have a fondness for the dining room chairs.  But only needs a verbal warning, “Bobby, No!” and he finds something else to do.  Mostly, chasing Ryder and Cami through the house, flying over the other dogs and toys littering the floor.

Bobby has lived with cats, dogs, and small children.  And he loves everyone!  We’re sure he’ll find his forever family soon.

Although, Sister says if he comes back again, it’s because he’s meant to be here, herding the rest of the dogs for me.  Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, our little Bobby boy needs a family of his own.

This post is part of the series Mama Lucky and Puppies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Lucky and Her 8 Newborn Puppies (Fosters #55-63)
  2. Foster Dog Updates: Lucky and 8 Puppies
  3. Foster Update: Mama Lucky and Babies

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