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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!
>
> Jana