Thursday, December 10, 2009

Life with a Service Dog: horse demo w/ Benny#links

Rosie and Benny work side-by-side at a
Wendy's restaurant in Bangor.

Benny is an awesome service dog that not only heels well, he heels well with a pony too!
Life with a Service Dog: horse demo w/ Benny Links

The New Pup in Town

In a few days, there will be a new young dog among us here in Bangor. We have been working on getting him here for many months, and finally it is coming to pass. 7 month old Blizzard, a Border Collie from a farm in Kansas will be flying in on a Delta either Friday or Monday. (Was to be Thursday, but the weather is not cooperating.) We do not know how he will test on any of his puppy tests, but either way, he is here to stay.
This little fellow is not your typical black & white border collie, but... what color he does have is a shaded sable (reddish in color with some black mixed in). His head is white, blending in with his collar and shoulders, four legs and half of his tail. He has sweet brown eyes and is reported to be a pretty mellow dog for his breed. He was born to (sire) Rockin G's Bandit (Champion cattledog lines) and (dam) Borderzone's Viva's a Wild Soul on May 6th, 2009. His AKC name will be "Vernal Nor'easter" and we will continue to call him Blizzard.
One thing people will notice when I post his pedigree is that Rosie and he have one family member in common! That family member is (sire) Clan-Abby Blue Aberdoone of New Zealand. Blue Aberdoone is blue and white which means that Blizzard not only carries genes for sable coloring, but also blue coloring as well. How cool is that??!
So far I only have a few pictures sent to me by his breeders, but we plan on taking many pictures of him beginning when we pick him up at the airport.

(above) Blizzard at about 5 months old

(Above) Blizzard at about 8 weeks old.
Stay tuned for more on Blizzard!