Rigel ~ ADOPTION PENDING
nice peoples! My name is Rigel (pronounced RYE-gel). I am
named after the blue star in the Orion constellation. This
is because I am a blue and white border collie. That means
that I am actually dark grey and white instead of black
and white. I thinks that I am about 2 years old, but I am
not really sure. I feels like a puppy because I have so
much to learn.
I am one of NEBCR's 'Lucky 7'. Boy! Let me tell you! I
sure am lucky! I used to live in this yucky, muddy place
and no one ever played with me. I had no peoples of my own.
Some nice peoples in Tennessee rescued me from that place
and brought me here. I gots all cleaned up and learned about
how to live in a house, how to play with toys and how to
trust nice people.
am very gentle and I LOVES to be pet. My foster mom calls
me 'Noodle Legs' because I just flop on the floor when I
am getting pet and hope to get a nice belly rub. I am still
pretty shy when I first meet new peoples. I really do loves
peoples but I am working on not being a 'scared-y-dog'.
I am also very, very good with other dogs. I would love
a home with another playful dog or two. I am a good player
and always make sure to play nice. I never wants any trouble
and just hate conflict. I am pretty much an 'agree-to-disagree'
kind of guy. I don't argue over toys or even food.
here is the thing.... my foster family really wants to keep
me forever because I am so sweet. Unfortunately, they just
can't, so I need to find my forever home. My foster mom
and I discussed this and we decided that I need a home that
wants a dog to love and take walks with and cuddle with.
Do you want a sweet, quite, loyal buddy? If you were my
peoples, I would never leave your side.
need someone that understands that I have a very soft temperament
and need only the gentlest of corrections if I do something
that you don't like. I am shy when I first meet new peoples
but will gradually warm up to them once I see that they
are nice. I am not too afraid of loud noises in the house
like pots and pans banging and kids running around, but
I do not really like the vacuum cleaner. I will just go
to my crate until you are finished playing with it.
That brings up something else. I would have to have my own
crate to go to if I feel scared and just to be able to hang
out in when I want to take a nap. I LOVE my crate. It is
my own special place. Even though I have access to a human
bed and a couch, I will almost always go to my crate when
I need a rest...well, that is unless you invite me on the
couch or bed to lay with you. But the crate is where I feel
the safest, so my foster mom makes sure that it is always
kept open so I can go to it anytime.
Another nice dog to play with?? That would be nice. I have
not been tested with kitties, but I don't seem to feel the
need to chase and have exhibited absolutely zero prey or
herding drive, so we should get along just fine.
If you are looking for a low drive, cuddly boy that will
follow you everywhere...if you love to give belly rubs and
take walks, maybe we should meet and get to know each other.
What do you think?
Rigel is being fostered in western Mass.
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