200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
He's going to go back to the rescue organization.
He's a really great dog, but he developed an unhealthy interest in the chickens yesterday. He almost broke the door of the chicken coop trying to get in, and I had to put him back on leash to control him.
On Tuesday morning, when I was maximally upset about the goats, Bo chased the cat into the roughage and I didn't see the cat for the rest of the day. I spent Tuesday worrying about the neighbor and worrying that Bo had hurt the cat. In my head I started to tie Bo together with the bad stuff going on, (even though he had nothing to do with it) and decided to take him back. Then the cat showed up for dinner, I changed my mind and decided to give him another chance.
But after yesterday and the chicken incident, it's clear that Bo can't live here. This morning I went to feed the chickens and brought Bo with me (on leash). I had to bring him because he's jumped through screened windows twice when I try to keep him inside. A hen got out. Bo was under control because I had him on a leash, but Maggie got excited and started to go after the chicken. I called Maggie off and ... she listened and left the chicken alone. That's the kind of dog I need. Interested, but still able to listen to the boss. Bo is uncallable with the cat and with the chickens, but comes promptly otherwise.
It's OK. This rescue organization will keep trying to adopt him out until they succeed. He will be loved.