Monday, November 18, 2013

Bob & Friend of the Vermilon River River.

Needing a friend to talk with, I decided to check with the local shelter to see what was available. The A/C officer said he had just the guy for me, named Robert.Now Robert is a bit heavy for a 2 year old urban stray on his way to the Northern woods, so now he's Bob or Bobby.
Part terrier, part hound, pointer I think since his first point here in the woods might have earned him 8 out of 10 points at a meet, except the birds were white crowned sparrows. And he jumped about four feet when the flock took off. About 50 pounds just the size for me.
 His age somewhere around 2. He has adult teeth and and his molars are in. Strangely enough his coat is maturing this week. In some of the photos you'll see the black around his eyes.
 He has only a single layer of fur,so he needs a coat which is a special size since he's deep chested and, and extremely long. The coat is Canadian made with a fleece lining and water proof exterior.
 Its been a rough week since the adoption fee included neutering. In addition he of course hates both the haltie leash and the coat.
 This is Bob in the woods learning the ropes. The lace you see is tied to the haltie and an ordinary collar. Every dog learns immediately that he can throw the haltie by lunging backwards which forces the neck band over the head leaving the dog free, and you looking like an idiot.
With every rescue you get an immediate bond, unanticipated characteristics that developed while the young dog tried to survive in a hostile area, and a quick tour of puppy traits that the dog bypassed while he tried to survive. It keeps you on your toes, but is well worth the effort; just look at how Boom turned out.











The shocking thing is the number for dogs up for rescue, all real beauties from throughbreds to heinz 57's.
Sometimes I wonder who is training whom!!


Time for a little rest for both of us.
This is Chemo who I took to walking after I lost Boom. He's a great little guy with a terriffic personality.
See those eyes.
Full shot.A post to Our World Tuesday, and WBW.


Thanks to Andrew, and Sallie for checking on me.

54 comments:

  1. Bob is a beauty. I know you are happy to have found each other. Chemo is also a cutie.

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  2. What a great post to read today and I am so happy you have found such great new friends!! I love your pics! Thanks for sharing!, Gary! I hope all of you have a great week!!

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  3. Ah, there couldn't be a better reason for not blogging! So glad to see you back and Bob is a handsome fellow. (And the little guy -- a neighbor's dog, I assume? -- is a charmer too.) Welcome back to blogland.

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  4. Your dogs are beautiful. I'm sure you will have many happy years of bonding with them.

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  5. Hi Bobby, nice to meet you. I like that wink.

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  6. Nice to see you back with a four legged walking companion.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Bobby looks very smart and I hope he learns to be as good in the woods as Boomer was. Nice to have you back blogging again!

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  8. I'm so glad you and Bob have found each other, Gary! I'm certain he'll turn out to be a wonderful pal once he understands the rules. ;)

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  9. Beautiful dogs! I am happy you have found such great new friends :)

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  10. I am glad you found a new friend! I wish you and Bobby many beautiful walks!
    You are absolutely right that the climate is changing due to global warming. It is bad enough, but what can we do? I took solar panels on my roof which helps a little bit.

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  11. so glad both of you found each other. here's to many happy years on the trail.

    there is no question as to who trains who. LOL.

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  12. Bobby looks great! He will be a good companion .
    Have a good day!

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  13. good to see you back Gary and with your new companion too. I can see lots of fun blog posts coming up as you take on new ventures together

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  14. Nice to see what you have been up to Gary... looks like your in good company.

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  15. Oh so happy you have a new friend....yay...he looks wonderful!! I bet he loves to go for walks with you.

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  16. I just read this on a good friends Facebook page and it made me think of you: Yeah ... about the word "RESCUE." Foolishly, we thought we were going to RESCUE Zoey ... turns out she RESCUED us. Life is better with a funny, clown, puppy like our Zoey Grace.

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  17. My IPad sent that quote before I was done... It has a mind of its own sometimes...anyway my friend had also lost her long time dog and was never going to have another one, but now she does and thank goodness for them all. I also wanted to say don't bother to publish that ..or this...just couldn't help sharing with you.

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  18. I've been wondering where you were, and now I see you have been busy making a new friend. Bob is a great looking boy, especially in that dapper red coat, and you two are lucky to have found each other!

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  19. What a great looking companion! I'm glad you decided to get another dog but I know he won't take Boomer's place.

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  20. Good on you for making a positive difference in Bob's life. He looks like he will be great fun to be with.

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  21. Delicious photos, I like these cute dogs!

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  22. nice to see you got a new friend. Hope it will work out well for you.

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  23. You may not believe this, BUT I actually just spoke to my husband about you on Saturday. I told him that you had been missed and that there would be no way to know whatever happened, or was going on...Yea, you got a new friend, and a very handsome one too. I hope for all good things and a long life together for you and Bobby...I like Bobby for a dog...haha my dad was Bob~

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  24. Congratulations on your new friend - he looks like a good one.

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  25. I am so glad to see that you have a new companion. I wish you many trails to walk together. Have a great week.

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  26. I am so happy you have introduced Bob or Bobby. He is a handsome dog and a nice friend for you and your walks. Little Chemo is also a cutie. This is a happy post, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

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  27. Bob is terrific. What a handsome guy!

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  28. Both are so cute! Hopefully you will have many happy hikes with both,

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  29. Nice to see you again and that you are once again back into the fold of blogging. Nice to meet your new dog. He is a beautiful dog from the nice series of photos.

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  30. Bob looks like a wonderful companion, Gary! Adopting a stray is the very best thing one can do, as there are so many of them that need a good home.

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  31. Bob is a handsome guy! So good to see you back Gary! I'm sure you and Bob will have many happy hours together in the woods!

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  32. So good to see you back! I was wondering what had happened to you. Love your new companion.

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  33. Welcome back, and with Bob, great news. Each of us needs a friend, and for you, no-one better, He looks as though he understands so much already, and yes, a pricey start, he is worth it all. Fond hello to you both, Jean.

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  34. Well I'm pleased you have anew buddy to share your walks around with, he must love it compaired to the yurban sprawl

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  35. you've your work cut put with a rescue dog but I'm sure you are able and capable and up to it - lucky you and lucky the dog.

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  36. That is wonderful that you found such a nice dog ! He looks beautiful in his red coat. I am sure you will become the best buddies !

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  37. These are great pictures of Bobby. I think you'll have many fine hikes with him. Thank you for rescuing him (and Boom).

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  38. Hi Bobby and Gary. Glad to know that you have a new good looking companion. We lost 15-year-old cat two weeks ago and we are still in deep grief... Someday we will be able to find a new kitty.

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  39. Hi Gary

    I am ecstatic that you have been able to find a new rescue dog. All three of our dogs have been rescues and thry have added immensely to our lives. While I still miss our sweet girl Wendolene and always will, we added Whateley at just the right time both for us and our dog Shaun and they are great friends. Wishing you both many happy years together and many adventures along your river.

    Guy

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  40. Bob looks like he really means business. Awww.... I love Chemo already! But will be missing Boom.

    Hazel

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  41. I loved this post. How lucky Bob is to have found you... with his smart coat, new found manners and new life in the Northern Woods!
    Wren x

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  42. Great captures.
    Glad to see you back. :)

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  43. Congratulations Gary! Handsome doggy..all photos looking beautiful..I so glad you found each other. and chemo is also cute..

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  44. Bobby's a handsome fellow. I'm glad you've found someone to share your walks with.

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  45. Hi! It's Nice to have such a cute dog. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Thank you for the visit and comment. I am delighted to discover Bob, Chemo and your blog. I like Bob; he is a beautiful animal.
    Happy Evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

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  47. He is a beautiful dog! Lucky you (and him). A rescue makes the best pet. :)

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  48. Bob is one lucky guy and so are you. Thanks for the reminder to think of shelters as there are so many dogs/cats out there needing homes.

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  49. Bob is beautiful! What a lucky pup. You can find the best dogs at shelters. I didn't know that about a haltie. Good to know. . .;) Chemo is adorable!!!

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  50. I have missed you. Your beautiful photos. I learned a lot. I loe Bobbie!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  51. I glad you come back and both got each other. you doggy looking handsome and also chemo...

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  52. Great to see you back, Gary! Love that Bobby (not to diss Chemo). Best wishes!

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  53. Bob is beautiful and I hope he becomes a great companion for you. I didn't know until I saw this post that Boomer was gone. So sorry!

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  54. Glad you got another companion. We got a rescue in November as well. I hope to see some updates from you soon.

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