If all goes as planned tomorrow we will have four - yes that is right - four dogs. I will pick up Echo to join our family at the Central Colorado German Shepherd Rescue after a work day.
Echo has an interesting story like most rescue dogs do. I received a telephone call from the local shelter a little over a month ago telling me Echo (they called him Duke - lousy name if you ask me) had been there quite a while and no one was interested in him. Could we take him for the rescue. I made a call and viola there was room at the inn for him so I made arrangements to drive him to the Rescue in Buena Vista. He was major matted, had feces in his tail, unruly and aloof. For the first hour of the three hour drive he totally ignored me which is not easy to do in a Jeep Liberty. Then he started to warm up and before long was giving me kisses, leaning against me, laying his head in my lap and allowing his personality to show through.
I kept checking with Connie if he had been adopted but no one took him - possibly because he was rather aloof. I couldn't stop thinking about him and kept telling Carol we really could handle four dogs since Gypsy was 14.5 and declining rapidly. Echo was a stray and ended up at a farmers house but had a proclivity for his chickens and he took him to the shelter.
Echo was renamed at the Rescue, and it seemed everyone one wanted a younger dog, a more friendly dog, a female dog, a dog who loved cats etc. So here we are to do a work day for the Rescue and he is still here. Connie brought him by the campground to meet Carol and our guys. The dogs got along well even though Bozwell seemed relieved when he went home with Connie.
I had warned Carol that he was aloof. Stupid me, he came right up to her and gave her kisses, socialized with the dogs, and that actually sealed the deal. Echo is a smart very well bred guy who learns fast, will be an excellent younger brother for Bozwell. Given time I believe that they will bond and be best of friends.
Sooooo, if all goes well tomorrow we will be adding Mr. Echo to our family. He is a very good boy, who gets along with other dogs, does not like cats or chickens and it seems that God has preserved him to be with us. It is rare that any dog would be on my mind for this amount of time and take an immediate like to Carol. So what is to be is to be and if all goes well tomorrow Echo will be with his forever home, spoiled rotten and a firmly established member of our family. We will then have four very special family members. Below is Echo so meet Echo...