Sep 29, 2006

A new addition to the clan

Last Saturday, we decided to replace our female black lab mix, Bailey, who passed away in January from bone cancer. Our other dog, a mixture of Border Collie, possible Lab and whatever, seemed to be ready for a new friend, and we had always had dogs in pairs.

That's when we heard about a Border Collie rescue and applied to get a dog from them. We figured we would help out a dog in need. So we made arrangements to meet Jordi (pronounced Yor-dee) at a park and see how the two hit it off.

Well, they got along great, and we came home with a slightly larger version of a pup than what we were thinking of, he is a Border Collie Newfoundland mix! Yeah, that's right, Newfy...

He is 14 months and as big as Hootie, but a real sweetheart of a dog. He had never been on grass, possibly not even indoors, and he is learning the house rules pretty quick.

Here is Jordi and Hootie together in the backyard, with mom holding them for the photo op, Jordi on the right:


  1. Congrats on the new addition. Jake & Apache are looking forward to meeting their new "cousin".

  2. Anonymous11:38 AM

    He looks like a Landseer.