Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Meet Storm

Wanting another Border Collie dog, I contacted a breeder in the area (one of the best in Australia for this particular dog breed) and she mentioned that she had an ex show dog she was looking to re-home. So together with my parents, we went out to take a look at him. Storm is almost 2 years old and in his prime but just wasn't cut out to be a full time show dog (his breeder said) because once in the ring he just stopped and wouldn't do anything. He loved the attention and the grooming beforehand but once out there, didn't want to have anything to do with it. He had also been used a few times as a stud but she knew he's be better off in a family environment.
A beautiful dog, we decided to give him go with the promise to the breeder that if within two weeks he just wasn't fitting in, we would bring him back to her. So I brought him home to see how it went.
He was happy and getting on well with his new surroundings - until one of the cats attacked him. He FREAKED! You couldn't get him to do anything, he sat there in a tight ball and wouldn't even look at us.
I called the breeder and she said that if there was no improvement by the next day then to bring him back.
By the next morning, he was his happy self again despite being terrified of the cats. So we opted to give him a few more days and see how things progressed.
To cut a long story short, he's now settled in perfectly and is one of the family. He even gets along with some of the cats now. We wouldn't be without him! He was neutered last week and has become the most wonderful, fantastic dog. I have missed having a border collie since the tragic loss of Jake, and it feels like I have a part of him back again.
Formerly introducing Storm the border collie and the newest member of our family.

8 comments:

Christine M said...

Storm is just gorgeous Manda. I'm sure he'll love his new home.

simplestitches said...

what a gorgeous boy! glad he has settled in....

(my boy is afraid of chooks)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hi storm :D very handsome guy :)

sometimes i wish sky was afraid of cats and wouldnt chase them :/

Melody said...

Such a beautiful boy. My mum and dad had border collies and they are such fabulous dogs.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful boy! So glad he has found a loving home with you.

Jo in TAS said...

He's a handsome boy! He looks very relaxed and happy, I think he was meant for you :-)

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely photos. Something tells me that you are going to have lots of fun! Looks to be grinning in some of them.

Sandi said...

I'm glad Storm has come to live at your house, Amanda. He looks so happy (and spoilt) already. ;) He is a very handsome boy. Great that he is not so freaked out by the cats now. Our little border collie, Cricket (now 2), is terrified of cats!! but doesn't mind the ones on tv. She loves watching the tv! especially if there are animals.