Great story, Jana, I'm happy he found such a wonderful home.
> 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!