what a great update!
On Feb 5, 2011, at 8:57 PM, jana lashmit wrote:
> I got a really nice update not long ago on one of my first fosters
> from 2000. Nicky was a black and tan ES-type dog who was found
> stray in Ohio. The shelter had him labeled as a Gordon setter/
> collie mix, but someone posted him on the list and on NESR.
> My BF and I drove from Maryland to Ohio to get him, and brought home
> one of the happiest, sweetest, most loving dogs I've ever met. He
> would literally hug people, wrapping his legs around your waist and
> laying his head on your stomach.
> Nicky was also completely blind from cataracts - at the time I had
> Bonnie, my collie who had been born blind. Nothing more amazing to
> watch than two blind dogs playfully (and carefully) wrestling and
> gnawing on each others' faces.
> Once, I was walking the two of them, my sister's Cavalier, and
> another foster (an elderly female collie), and we were approached by
> an aggressive dog. Nicky had been trailing behind, but when he
> heard the other one approaching he leaped out to the front and
> snarled, effectively keeping the other dog at bay. No one was going
> to mess with *his* girls!
> His adopters spotted him on NESR's website - they lived in Colorado,
> but fell in love so quickly that they flew to Maryland to get him.
> He has to be in his mid to late teens now, and he's had his eyes
> removed (he had glaucoma in addition to the cataracts), but he's
> still a happy, loving little guy!