J.D., one of Katies Pups-Adopted

Our last rescue of the year was a group of Border Collies who had been dumped at a shelter in Georgia, several adults and a litter. Katie, a three-year-old, arrived ill so we did not have her spayed right away. By the time she was well again, it was apparent that she was pregnant. In stepped the wonderful Lynne, who offered to foster, whelp and care for Katie and, eventually, her puppies. At the end of January, the puppies were born, 9 lovely black and white wigglers. Sadly, one failed to thrive due to a cleft palate ~ heartbreaking. The remaining 8 grew into beautiful examples of all the Border Collie breed should be! They are truly lovely, 5 boys, 3 girls, all full of vim and vinegar!!! They will be ready to go to their forever homes Easter weekend. Today we will begin to take applications, and then after they are screened, Lynne will set up appointments. We will not be taking applications for specific puppies as we believe that, although you may fall in love with a photo and a description, the only sure-fire way of adopting the right puppy is to show up with an open heart, sit down on the floor with all of them and see who adopts you!

Given that Lynne is the owner of the Corner Bar and Grill in Largo, we thought it amusing to name the puppies after drinks. I asked Lynne to share with you just a bit about each of the puppies:

J.D.

J.D. (jack daniels) is the most affectionate people pup. He and Moose every night around 5 am.. sneak up the ends tables next to the bed (meant for the cat to crawl up) and sneak into bed with me Katie, Jetta and Chelsea. Chelsea hates it and always barks in protest and wakes me up to 2 fuzzy faced puppies giving me kisses, then they snuggle up and fall back asleep. …These are the cuddler dogs. J.D. sleeps just fine on his own and will go into the bathroom on the cool floor and fall asleep, but apparently around 5 am he needs his mommy.

Adoption Update:  Dr. McGlamery has been taking care of Katie’s litter since day one.  Although two of the pups have heart murmurs, they are not significant.  Based on the fact that they are growing like weeds, we concur with Dr. Mac!  However, J.D.’s heart murmur is more significant than those of his litter mates.  Therefore, Lynne Deal has requested that she and Dr. Mac continue to observe his condition, report it, and yes, keep him!  Permission Granted!  J.D. seems very much like one of Lynne’s former Border Collies.  A dog that has such a good disposition, that he’ll go to work with her every day.  I think J.D. will make an excellent mascot for Largo’s Corner Bar and Grill!  Welcome to the pack J.D.!
Our Post about Heart Murmurs and Hernias in puppies.

Holly’s post on Training Puppies

Announcing Katie’s Puppies in April.

About Katie, her whelping the puppies and her adoption.

The Diary of Katie’s Puppies is a day by day look of the pups as they grew and grew.

Katie’s rescue on New Year’s Eve 2010.

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1 Comment

  1. Karen

    05.03.2011

    Oh wow… gotta quit reading this blog… this too made me cry.. so glad J. D. will stay with Lynne.. it seems like she should have one of those sweet puppies in her family! How great for everyone.. especially J. D.

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