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New kid in town

April 22, 2018

Lily has been our only dog for four months, but no longer! Thanks, once again, to the folks at Come Bye Border Collie Rescue, we have a new pup to keep her company.

Beautiful day for a walk in the park! Lily is now our bigger dog.

She came from a remote Oklahoma cattle ranch with the name ‘Amy’. She was surrendered at the age of one or two to the rescue group because she wouldn’t bite the cows. Sheep herding BC’s are not allowed to bite the sheep but apparently, cows require more persuasive methods.  She is very shy around people, like Lily was, but she’s smart- a quick learner. She’s spent most of her life outside so the biggest hurdles are indoor things like doors, furniture and city noises. The foster wasn’t sure, at first, that we were the right home for her because we live in the city with no fenced yard. We explained that we have a large ‘yard’, it just happens to be inside- she’ll have plenty of room to run. He read our file and learned that we have successfully worked with a shy dog before.  We had a lengthy phone call and several e-mails. He worked out the timing with another rescue transport pup coming up from Louisiana and he delivered her to us last weekend.

She spends most of her time in her crate in the library. We put up a gate to give her her own ‘safe’ spot, plus, Lily is food steal-er. Most of the time, we leave the gate open. She’ll pop her head out every once in a while, just like Lily did when we first got her. She needs some time to get used to this strange new environment.

Lily keeps an eye on her new friend

Every day is a new experience.

She does great on walks

Still learning about how to walk on a leash, though

Lily is introducing her to the window squirrels

“Is this right?”

So, what about her name? ‘Amy’ didn’t sound right for her. We talked about different ideas- nothing quite sticking. This weekend, we went to our friend’s house for dinner. They are big fans of our dogs, especially Lucy, of course, and very active in the local Scottish society. They got out their Gaelic dictionary (BC’s came from Scotland), started reading names and we landed on with one that fits:

Maisy: long used in Scotland, pearl, child of light

Maisy likes to be petted and is even a bit cuddly

She’s getting good at ‘sit’

Her favorite thing to do is to run round after her giggle ball:

She’s good at bringing it back for another toss.

Here’s Maisy!

Welcome home!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Hammer permalink
    April 23, 2018 11:37 am

    Maisy is wonderful name.

  2. Susan permalink
    April 23, 2018 11:03 am

    Glad she is adjusting well, and that Lily has a new friend 🙂

  3. Maurine Pruchnicki permalink
    April 23, 2018 9:45 am

    Maisy, you have big paws to fill. Welcome to the family.

  4. April 22, 2018 11:33 pm

    How adorable. Lily looks happy! Love the squirrel watching.
    Another rescue dog finds a loving, caring,fun family. Lucky dog!
    Thanks for sharing. 😍

  5. April 22, 2018 10:55 pm

    Hi Maisy! Can’t wait to meet you. Congrats to Sue, Tom and Lily!

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