Bessie Belle Smith
now 12 years young
Bessie Belle, our adopted Border Colllie, made her
way into our family via The Animal Rehoming Service in July 2006.
I saw Bessies photo and immediately knew I had to help find
her a home.
We already had two dogs; Sam, a Kelpie X Labrador who was nearly
16 years old and Daisy, a 7 year old Labrador.
On her arrival, Bessie had a few health problems, but she is well
and truly over them now.
Some time after we adopted Bessie we found out a little about her
background and this made us even more pleased that we took her on.
It was rumoured she came from a farm where she had to fend for herself.
She had been picked up by the ranger probably after falling or jumping
off the back of a ute. Nobody wanted her in her bedraggled and depressed
state and she was going to be put down.
is now a different dog. From a dog that shied away from human contact,
shes now first in line for pats and cuddles, sometimes even
initiating contact. From a dog who didnt know about treats
to a dog who is now a connoisseur of food. She has especially bonded
with our son. She really has adopted Matthew.
Bessie loves her Saturday morning coffee where we
go and meet other dog people. She now interacts with our neighbours
on regular Friday night get togethers. She now has her special beds.
An animal print dog bed, two leather chairs and leather couch in
the lounge room and another leather settee in the sitting room,
not to mention a dog bed in the backyard and a mat in the conservatory.
She certainly had made herself at home.
We are so glad we have Bessie in our home. Although an older dog,
we hope we will have her for some time to come.
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