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Little Ted ~ UPDATE



I'm a star!
Thanks to a terrific NEBCR volunteer and adopter, I'm getting to star in my very own short film. I'm practicing my awards acceptance speech now...


Little Ted or TedTed as we call him is doing very well. In fact, he is slowly earning his GoodDogTed title! He continues to be wonderful with other dogs, and he is getting more comfortable around people. He takes cues from the other dogs in his foster home - we can now let Ted off leash in safe, open areas and he comes flying back when we call him and the other dogs, and plops his butt right down in an expectation of a treat.

Now that he is more comfortable in his foster home and gets plenty of exercise, he no longer barks when we leave! Yay! He also settles beautifully at night.

Finally, TedTed continues to be a very comical and entertaining houseguest. We love to watch him in the morning - he will now sit and wait in an open crate until released (he can't do too long, but he is getting better every day) and then he does the cutest little dance by the door. After the dance, he remembers that he hasn't checked the toy basket, so he runs back to see if there is anything new in it! :)

He is a wonderful little dog still waiting for a new home!

Hi there!

Okay, let's make one thing clear. Anyone who wants to adopt me needs to have a squeaky ball, cookiez and something called 'thecouch'. So go ahead and check if you have ball, cookiez, and thecouch and meanwhile, I will tell you a little bit about myself!

Where do I start.... my foster mom says that I am a little border collie with a big heart and enough personality to share around. I don't mean to show off, but foster mom says I am loveable, smart, intense, fun, and very quirky. Hm, I don't know what quirky means, but I bet it's good.

Really, I am good at a lot of things. That's just the way it is.

One, I am very good at making my humans laugh and giggle. I can't help it. My foster mom says that I am very innocent, but I accidentally get into mischief.... like all the time. You can read all about it here http://nebcrfosters.blogspot.com/search/label/Ted. Like the other day. I was jumping into the car to go for a ride (I like rides!) but I got confused about the crate opening and I ended up getting stuck next to and later behind the crate. So foster mom had to rescue me by taking the whole crate out. Man, being stuck behind a crate when you should be riding to the park stinks! So I am glad I am no longer stuck behind a crate. Anyways...

Two, I am very good at reading doggie language. And at doggie herding and wrestling games. Occasionally, I don't like it when other dogs come up to me when my foster mom tries to strangle me on the thing called the leash, but I always enjoy meeting other dogs when the thing called the leash disappears. And I just rock when it comes to living with other dogs. In fact, I think life would be little sad if I had no doggie siblings!

Three, I am good at pretending that kitties are invisible. Don't get me wrong, cats are cool, but really, who has time for more than a quick hello? I am usually too busy attacking the hose or squeaking my ball to pay any attention to kitties after I politely say hi.

Four, I am really, really good at running after a ball. See, I came from a place where there were no balls or things called the 'toys' so it is only very recently that I discovered them, but let me tell you, TOYS ROCK! You can do so much with them – run after them, flip yourself in the air to catch them, squeeze them to make noises, wrestle with them, play tug with them... I definitely need my new home to have something called the 'ToyBasket'. I am still trying to figure out how to make sure that toyz find their way back to foster parents so they can throw them again, but I think I will get it soon.

Five, I am good at being hypnotized by human touch. Like today, my foster mom was clipping my nails and brushing me outside, and I just rolled on my back and stretched out and next thing I know, I am out dreaming of the white poodle girl next door. She is cute, hehe.

Six, I am very good at plopping my butt down. I never thought of it as a special talent of mine, but then I discovered that getting your butt down will get you thingz. Like cookiez. And the door opening. Or the ball being thrown. It was a pretty cool discovery! So now I plop my butt down all the time. Cookiez for a butt plop anyone?

Seven, I am good at staying right with my foster parents and my doggie siblings when we play outside. Why would I leave when they have the ball, cookiez and my foster sister takes me on fun chasing games in the green stuff called grass?

So I am pretty cool, and foster mom says no wonder I break hearts everywhere I go! That said, there is always room for improvement, and I am striving for nothing less than perfection.

I am also not crazy about living with men. My foster dad is okay most of the time because he gives me bones, cookiez and he is the master of the chuck-it. But he is tall, and if he picks up anything in the house and carries it around, I kinda panic. So I think I would be more comfortable living with women only. Or maybe with a non-scary man who would give me the space and time to become more brave.

And that's that. If you think you would like me to come and make you laugh on daily basis, then please fill out an application and contact my agent (that would be my foster mom, you silly!). I currently live in Western Massachusetts, but I often vacation in Central New York.

Note from Ted's agent aka foster mom:

At 35lb, Ted is a little peanut of a dog, but he is all border collie – intense and busy and in need of something to do. He is also very funny and a snuggler extraordinaire! Ted spent the first few years of his life with little human contact – you can read about it here http://www.nebcr.org/How_to_Help.html, but he is doing remarkably well given where he came from. He is a sweetheart, and he is looking for a home experienced in the use of positive training methods where he will continue to blossom.

You must have an approved application on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.

Please submit your application BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.


And don't forget to check out the NEBCR Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific dogs available for adoption!

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