Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here is the good thing that happened today...
Gypsy came into our lives.
(The Sheltie belongs to Gypsy's foster mom.)
Gypsy is our rescue companion for Tucker.
She's an older woman, at 3 or 3 1/2 years of age!
We were told the little bit of information
the rescue organization had about Gypsy.
If I have the story straight...
Gypsy grew up in Missouri.
She was originally selected as a breeding prospect.
The male died, and then her owner couldn't take care of her,
perhaps because he lost his job.
Gypsy traveled to Kansas City.
From there she came west to the
and then came down to the Denver area to
stay with a foster family.
Gypsy came to visit Tucker on Sunday for a play date.
Tucker is a
bit lot more energetic than Gypsy.
She is a little intimidated by Tucker's enthusiasm,
but we feel she will become more engaged when she settles in.
Although Gypsy was listed as an Australian Shepherd,
we think she probably is a Border Collie.
She is at least 6 inches shorter than Tucker,
and has a big, bushy tail.
When she was visiting she demonstrated some
stalking moves that are characteristic of Border Collies.
She has the Border Collie 'stare'!
Gypsy was curious about where her foster mom went,
but she didn't whine or cry.
She walked through the house and
looked out the windows near the front door.
Here she is heading upstairs with the rawhide bone
that her foster mom left with her.
At the moment, Gypsy is napping nearby.
I take that as a good sign.
Welcome home, Gypsy,
no more wandering for you!
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