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Mind boggling... :-D

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by tantrumbean, Jul 15, 2017.


  1. tantrumbean

    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    20170713_090102.jpg So here is the full story of how we ended up with a Border Terrier (failed) foster... Sit down, grab a brew, it's somewhat lenghty! So, Sunday night we are travelling back from East Lothian agility show. This was the show where we first realised last year that there was definitely something wrong with Elliot (my then 6 year old Irish Terrier), after he started refusing jumps and struggled to pee, and I ended up pulling him out of a couple of classes. We then lost him just a few weeks later. Anyway, we always have an overnight stop on the way home at one of three different service stations. For some weird reason, we completely missed the signs and landmarks for not just the first, but also the second services (including Penis Forest, which is virtually unmissable) and then somehow drove past the turnoff for the 3rd one. It was too far to make it home, so Donna said we could stay at Morgan's Rescue overnight. We were walking some of the rescue dogs in the morning, when a guy turns up to drop of a 7 months old border terrier with separation anxiety. I saw Donna carry him in and it was pretty much love at first sight. So home he came as a foster. Reading through his paperwork on the way home, it turns out the little guy has exactly the same date of birth as Elliot - just a few years later. And no, I don't usually believe in fate and stuff like that, but there were just so many coincidences with this little guy that it does feel like it was meant to be. So yes, it's complete madness having two puppies who are virtually the same age, especially as Sprout (my beardie x border collie) is very much still a work in progress, and I never wanted three dogs in the first place, but the little guy is staying. So please officially welcome Boggle! No matter how mad it is, I'm loving having a scruffy terrier back - and Extra and Sprout are totally in love with him, too! He had loads of rehoming offers, but I'm afraid he's not going anywhere!!!!
     
  2. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Cute pupper! it does sound like it was meant to be (and I don't believe in all the stuff either ;) )
     
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    MiffyMoo PetForums VIP

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    Welcome little Boggle!

    Umm, what's penis forest? I have the most horrible visual image
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    I think we all have that scary image stuck in our minds now!! :Wideyed
     
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    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    This! On the M74 Screenshot_20170714-063030.jpg
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I really didn't want to say anything as I thought it was a typo, but my mind was having a good old boggle (tee hee).
     
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    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    I'm going to apply for MorgansR The Mind Boggles as his KC name!
     
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    I drive that road from time to time ... it'll never be the same again!
     
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    He is adorable can fully see why he ended up going home with you!! it does seem like fate and right place right time.
     
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    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    You mean you have missed it up to now??? How??? (Although on this occasion, we managed to miss it l, too)
     
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    I have led a sheltered life ...
     
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    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    He needs some basic training (I'm literally starting from scratch with Sits and Downs), some more work on being left and a diet/fitness regime, but he's the friendliest little guy imaginable! If it stays that way as he gets older, I might finally have a dog with the right temperament to become a PAT dog!
     
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    Welcome Boggle! He looks like a real sweetie. Scruffy terriers are the best!
     
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    Gorgeous pup. Congrats. Fate is a real thing.

    Penis forest is a riot. Scots have the best senses of humor haha.
     
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    tantrumbean PetForums Senior

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    He actually looks incredibly neat at the moment, but I have warned Elliot's old groomer to expect us back for more hand jobs! :D
     
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    picaresque Mongrelist

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    It was definitely written in the stars :D Welcome, Boggle.
     
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    Lyracollie Crazy hamster lady

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    Think the forest's gotten to you! :eek:

    On a more serious note - that's one adorable pup you've got there, I hope we'll be seeing photos of him about the forums quite often, it does sound like it was meant to be. :)
     
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    Umm, hot on the heels of penis forest, you come out with hand job! Naughty TB! :Hilarious
     
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    I went for a walk in Lady Garden Forest, also in Scotland - scary.

    Lovely and lucky little dog.
     
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