A great big warm welcome to our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members from Idaho: Hollie and Greg!
I love it when R.O.A.R. Squad members send puppy pictures… and Abby sure was a cute puppy (super cute 1 1/2 year old too!)!
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Learn more about the R.O.A.R Squad (Rescue Owners Are Rockin!) HERE.
Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Hollie & Greg Posey
Fabulous Pup: Abby Posey, 1 1/2 year old Black Lab/Border Collie mix adopted from Clearwater Humane Society
Pressure Was On: When Greg and I moved to Oregon, we adopted a couple of feral cats. Once we bought a house, I put the pressure on for a dog. I came home the day before Thanksgiving to the little blonde furball that is Ginger, fresh from the feed store down the street.
Ginger Needs a Playmate: Fast forward 7 years later after I’ve been mentioning repeatedly how much she needed a playmate. Greg flies back to Hawaii (where we met) for work, and after one of his 5 week absences, promised that when he got home we would start looking for a playmate for Ginger. I work at the local paper and always see the ads for the older dogs up for adoption because of owner illness, moving situations, sometimes the owner had passed away. We had talked about adopting an older dog and we had also weighed the pros and cons of a puppy. With two older cats in the house already, we thought a puppy might be more adaptable to them than an older dog that might already have set ideas, but we weren’t sold completely on what we wanted. Then we walked into Petco on a Saturday, where in a little rinky dink fence enclosure were two big black and white fur balls, and one serious looking shorter haired black and white pup with a serene face. She became Abby, named for the character Abby Sciutto the black haired goth girl on NCIS.
BFF’s: She has been crate trained since day one and loves it (something we didn’t start with Ginger until she was a year or so old), she can’t stand to be away from Ginger and basically sits on her when they are outside on the porch, and when we brush Ginger and she talks to us, Abby thinks we’re hurting her and rushes in to help (her addiction to Ginger is one of the reasons I don’t have many pictures of her solo!).
Heaven: She found a squeaky ball of Ginger’s that’s so nasty and old it’s lost it’s squeak, so she walks around and chomps on it while whining, thereby creating her own squeaker, and tosses it in the air to try and catch. She loves to heavy sigh when she moves around at night in her crate, but she never whines in there and hasn’t since Day One. Greg is a mobile mechanic, so when he can he’ll put the girls in his work truck with him and take them to get parts he needs and sometimes a bone from Dutch Brothers is involved…
Want to meet some more rescue owners from Idaho? Check out Julie and Murry and their dog, Maggie!
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