We added another canine member to our pack.
Tansy came to us as a foster dog nearly two months ago with her “brother” Todd. Todd was adopted a little over a month ago and we had been debating if we were going to put Tansy up for adoption or adopt her ourselves. We decided on the latter.
Tansy came into our rescue from a very sad situation. Her owner died of cancer and had been the caregiver for her mother, who was then forced to give up both Todd and Tansy and her cats as she could not care for them and her home health would not either. We were able to talk with the dogs’ vet and their breeder and learn more about their health and their backgrounds. Both dogs were a bit depressed when they arrived on our ranch, so we waited a bit before we decided to put Todd up for adoption. Tansy is thirteen and not the most outgoing and friendliest of dogs, so we weren’t certain how adoptable she would turn out to be. After she decided that she liked it here and got comfortable with us, she started warming up to us and has become a great companion.
Tansy gets along well with our dogs and the cats and is a great dog to have around. She is a senior dog, so she’s a bit hard of hearing and can be a little grumpy sometimes like other senior dogs can sometimes be. My husband loves how she is so meek and mild indoors and then gets outside and surprises you by galloping around and howling because she’s happy.
We now have FIVE dogs! I never thought I would have five dogs, but at least two are small dogs (the Boston Terriers — Guinness and Rollie) and two are calm senior dogs (Dusty and Tansy). Unfortunately, that means we won’t be fostering any more dogs for the Border Collie Rescue of Northern California indefinitely as we simply have reached our personal dog limit. We live on a ranch in the country and our county does not have an ordinance that limits the number of dogs, especially on a working ranch, but that is our limit on our dogs as any more would mean not giving enough attention, plus the cost of dog food, veterinary, etc. I am sad about not doing any more rescuing, but will put my efforts towards other volunteer work. At least we were able to rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes for fifteen dogs during our time with Border Collie rescue. Plus, we adopted and gave a forever to home to our sweet Tansy. <3