Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good Boy, Scout!

About a month ago Cassidy adopted a dog from the Humane Society. He is what everyone would call a designer dog nowadays but what we call a mutt. He's a beagle/golden retriever mix or for the fancy people we say he's a golden beagle. Scout was 9 months old when we got him and was never abused but also never had the attention that a puppy should truly have. He was given up by his previous owners because they had to move into an apartment and couldn't keep him.

Adopting a dog from the Humane Society felt like adopting a child. We had to fill out paper work and even take our other dogs out to meet him to make sure they would get along. After a few minutes of smelling each other they ran around together and played nicely. Max was acting like a pup again which is good considering he's 13 years old and Harley pretty much ignored him after awhile. But then again, she's about 10 lbs. over weight and couldn't keep up to the other two.

Once Scout was home we decided to get a wireless fence for him so he could be loose in the yard. While Erin and I knew this would be wonderful, Cassidy didn't seem to think so after hearing him yelp the first time he got zapped. She ran into the house crying. We could hear her outside crying for about 10 minutes. I thought it was funny, but she didn't think so. But, it only took a few times before he knew where he wasn't allowed to go. And he loves to have his toys outside with him.

Now he stays in the yard and doesn't even bark when someone walks by. But then again, he's not much of a barker. I think he was home for 10 days before he barked for the first time. Now if I can just get him to stop digging in the yard and in the flower bed. Last night he dug a hole that I think he could almost fit in. I should've taken a picture of it to post on here. Oh well, I bet he'll dig another hole for me to take a picture of.

I think he's good for Cassidy. He's HER dog and she loves him very much. They sleep together every night and she's been taking him to puppy class to train him. Now if I could only get the trainer to teach Cassidy to be good.


Princess Fee said...

What a beautiful dog!!!

Anonymous said...

Scout seems very sweet.
Mary Jo

Adam said...

Very cute! I knew he was part Golden when I saw his face.