Emmitt, the Border Collie Boy ~ Adopted

Emmitt is quite an affectionate young man. He is approximately 6 months old, and follows his foster, Lindsey Mains around. He’s quick to warm up to strangers, and has the potential to be a real lap dog!

According to his foster, “Emmitt weighs about 43 lbs and still looks like he might gain a few more pounds. He is definitely not picky about his food. This boy will gobble up just about anything but don’t worry, only the edible kind. He is a very calm and intelligent dog! He already knows how to sit and shake but his all-time favorite thing is to give you kisses! He does really well with going outside and doing his business right away. He has no problem going into his crate. He is very laid back and very observant; during the car ride he sat in the same spot the whole time and watched out the window. He does really well with other dogs and shows no signs of aggression.”

You can follow Emmitt’s progress in the comment section. Tom, his foster, is marvelous at updating his progress there. Check out the many photos of him on Facebook.




Oct 25th Update:

Just a quick note–the boys are settling in nicely–and only day 2.
Yesterday, I was wondering if I made a mistake–they were so big, and so busy! They were a little excited and I am sure nervous about staying here. They were bigger than I had imagined–so we had to go out and buy bigger crates yesterday.

There was a little power struggle between Shelby and Shiloh, but they seem to have worked things out. Our little old lady Lucy seems OK with them too. They have respected her, that is what we needed.

My daughter has taken quite a shine to Shiloh–and I am so happy as Lucy is her dog, and we know her days are numbered. I think Shiloh was sent to help her get through it–you have to admit–he isn’t much of a Border Collie. However, he is a lot like Lucy and such a sweet boy. He is really quite amazing.

Emmitt is really quite beautiful, but that name has to go! We are thinking of calling him Jack, but haven’t decided for sure. I took him for a walk tonight–he was excellent. He is really such a sweethart–and he talks Collie talk–I love it!

They really are great–and so happy all the time. I think they are just what we needed.

Will keep you posted on their progress.

November 13th Update:

Checking in–the boys are doing well. We are enjoying their company. I am able to take them both out for a walk and they do very well. They seem to be settling in well. It is quite different for us to have such active dogs as all of ours were 10 or over. They are a lot of fun. Have been taking pictures, will send as soon within the next couple of weeks.

Emmitt is quite sweet, and climbs up on top of me in the evening to hang out. I don’t know if I have ever seen such long legs has Emmitt has. No we haven’t figured out a better name for him.

Shiloh is also very affectionate. He is a pretty smart guy.

I did have to restrict the raw hide bones to crate time as was causing too much trouble. Shiloh got into it with Shelby a couple of times and each time the raw hide was involved.

I finally found some toys that haven’t ripped to shreds–they like to pull and play.

We are really enjoying them! Hope all is well with you. Lynette

February 13th, 2011 Update:

Just a quick note to let you know they boys are doing fanstastic! The new dogs are now “our dogs.” They have brought much to our lives. Last year was hard for us loosing the 2 Border Collies. Then Shiloh and Emmitt came–they brought a lot of life to the house. Once Shelby got it across to Shiloh that she was top dog–they all have been getting along well. She is happy to see them when they come out of their crates in the morning. She has never been and only dog.

Emmitt is our gentle giant. He is still working the puppy out. We are 95% sure he has more Great Dane than BC. He is at least 3 inches taller than Shiloh now. When he stands up, be can kiss me in the face, and I am 5’7.” His legs are 19″ long. He is so cute!

Shiloh has quite a personality. Ashley calls him “sassy pants.” He is really quite a boy. He weights 70 lbs. He is always happy, and into everything. He has graduated to being able to sleep out of his crate. Our 15 yo Lucy died last week. She was Ashley, my daughter’s dog. Ashley told me that Shiloh really made it easier for her.

Am attaching a couple of pictures. I have been trying to get one with the 2 of them standing together, but they don’t cooperate so well. They are both doing very well

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1 Comment

  1. Tom Mueller

    10.27.2010

    From Emmitt and Shilo's new family:
    Just a quick note–the boys are settling in nicely–and only day 2.
    Yesterday, I was wondering if I made a mistake–they were so big, and so busy! They were a little excited and I am sure nervous about staying here. They were bigger than I had imagined–so we had to go out and buy bigger crates yesterday.
    Their was a little power struggle between Shelby and Shiloh, but they seem to have worked things out. Our little old lady Lucy seems OK with them too. They have respected her, that is what we needed.
    My daughter has taken quite a shine to Shiloh–and I am so happy as Lucy is her dog, and we know her days are numbered. I think Shiloh was sent to help her get through it–you have to admit–he isn't much of a Border Collie. However, he is a lot like Lucy and such a sweet boy. He is really quite amazing.
    Emmitt is really quite beautiful, but that name has to go! We are thinking of calling him Jack, but haven't decided for sure. I took him for a walk tonight–he was excellent. He is really such a sweethart–and he talks Collie talk–I love it!
    They really are great–and so happy all the time. I think they are just what we needed.

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