View Full Version : Portrait of a Bear

10-01-2011, 09:00 PM
...my "Bear" ....my new dog (Border Collie great Pyrenees) I got a month ago. Here he is off leash at the dog park. I took these to send to the Rescue society I got him from so they can see how great he's doing.



Hard to believe he was almost put down b/c he was deemed "unadoptable" due to kennel anxiety at the humane society.
Thanks goodness for Kim at "Heaven Can Wait" who picked him up moments before his scheduled euthanasia and took him to her rescue center where I found him.
He is a truly awesome guy who is fitting in so nicely with me and I am honoured to have him in my life. :)

10-02-2011, 08:13 AM
he's beautiful C. And he looks very happy. I'm glad the two of you found each other.

10-02-2011, 09:08 AM
You have yourself a beautiful companion Casil. Love the expressive looks on this fella'. So glad you found each other. For his sake, and yours.

10-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Thanks B and HBG....he is really becoming a charmer now that he's coming out of his shell....especially with the ladies! He also has a real goofy personality, especially first thing in the morning!

Wicked Dark
10-02-2011, 11:57 AM
he looks terrific. glad it's working out for both of you.

10-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Thanks WD.
Here's another shot of him from this morning's adventures at the dog park. He looooooves to run!!!


Mad Aussie
10-03-2011, 03:16 AM
Very cool. Border Collie's ... love to run alright :) We miss ours. How old is Bear?

10-03-2011, 05:45 AM
great shots and story Lisa

10-03-2011, 09:24 AM
I can attest to Bear's gentle side. He looks so happy here Lisa! - My fave is post 6.

10-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Thanks Ed, Marko and MA. Marko, he's really started to come out of his shell since you were here. He actually stood something down (a signpost with a piece of garbage bag stuck to it...lol...it was dark outside) and barked at it (X2) instead of running away (he's not barked at all since before that time). He has a very loud, deep and "big tough dog" sounding bark too...I was quite surprised when he finally let out his voice!
MA, the vet figures he's about 2 years old and he has a really gentle soft temperament for a BC....but he does love to run, especially into water then out onto land!

Mad Aussie
10-03-2011, 05:28 PM
MA, the vet figures he's about 2 years old and he has a really gentle soft temperament for a BC....but he does love to run, especially into water then out onto land!
And then roll in the dirt ...then drop into any small puddle he can find, even if it's a bit of water left in the gutter next to the road. Yep ... sounds like our Sooty. He was also amazingly good and gentle with people and children.

10-03-2011, 05:32 PM
LOL...if there is a mud puddle to be found, my white dog is in it for sure!Last week he laid down in a really nasty deep goopy muddy one and I had to ask a lady if I could borrow her hose to wash him down...which went over like a lead balloon for him. No way he coming into my new house looking like that! The mud was caked on him!!!
He loooves the ladies but is quite unsure and skittish around kids and men right now (and cigarette smokers...won't go near them if they have a smoke in their hand....which is okay in my book :D) but I'm going to get a trainer to work the men stuff.

10-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Lovely pictures and story. Looks like the two of you are real happy. Must be fate or good karma that brought you together.