Monday, January 31, 2011

Rescue "Dopleganger"

We're sneaking this idea from Riley, the Australian Cattle dog! It's actually a contest but I thought we would do it for fun and to spot light a doggy that needs a home! The name of the game is "Find Your Better Half" and you just find your pup's identical 'better half' (the sex your pet isn't!) from the website and post their picture! 

I looked at Aussies... there were 74 pages :(
 I wanted to adopt them all and couldn't find a Charlie to save my life!
 So I decided on Madison's better half....
Miss Madison, a 10yr old young Border Collie X Golden Retriever

Meet Joe! Her "Better Half"
Mr Joe a 1-2 yr old Flat Coated Retriever Mix from Washington DC
Joe needs a foster home! He lives in Washington DC and looks JUST LIKE MADDIE! So if that says anything about him I bet he's a perfect dog! 

Here's the link to Joe's page... I hope he finds a home! JOE!

In other news Charlie is thriving in obedience class! BEST part of the night...  Ms Teacher told us today that she is amazed at his progress bravery-wise! We worked on long line today and he would just trot around at the end of the line... sniffing around until I called him! During our sit-stay she came and pet him on the head and talked to him... his ears disappeared (sad dogs have no ears) but he didn't move an inch :) Quite the step from growling at her the first week! I <3 my nubs! 

The second best part of class was when we were leaving and I bent over to put Charlie's collar on.. there in a crate... quiet as a mouse... was a BIG BEAUTIFUL black tri Aussie! He belongs to our teacher and his name is Sam. I'm in LOVE (don't tell Charles!!!). Ms Teacher does obedience with Sam and I cannot wait for Charlie to listen like that! I hope Sam is there next week! Maybe Charlie and I can watch them practice! 

I am definitely going to continue onto the 'advanced' obedience class when we are ready and try Agility when Charlie is old enough. I can even see outside of class that his confidence is growing. There is hardly ever growling and he is much calmer when scary strangers walk around him. Even if I just tell him to sit he seems so much more secure! He is even sniffing complete stranger's hands... zero growling when they talk to him! Ms Teacher said that she hasn't seen many dogs come out of intense fear like Charlie has, it was really great to hear that my our hard work is paying off! 


  1. That is some match for Madison!! Great to hear about the big strides in obedience class!

    Elyse and Riley

  2. What a great match.

    Keep up the awesome work in class Charlie!


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