Adopted: April 2012
Update from owner:
We thought it was time to give you an up-date on how you changed our lives on April 3, 2012. Our Shipoo, Bailey, has been such a blessing. He settled nicely into our home and has become a treasured part of our family.
He is such a smart little guy. I hung a bell on the back door so that when he wanted to go out he could ring the bell. Two days after I hung the bell and showed him, he rang the bell. I got up from the chair and walked to the door and there he was looking at me. He doesn’t need that bell anymore though because of the new doggy door. He can easily go through the newly installed doggy door in the house door into the garage and out the doggy door in the garage. He loves running around in the fenced in yard. He runs and leaps like a deer. He makes us laugh. We have also added gates to the porch on our house so he can go out on the porch when we leave the door open. He definitely is one spoiled dog but one well behaved dog.
He had his first grooming with Rhonda in Rock Falls last Friday. I like his hair a little longer but he still is a cutie. He didn’t like her using the electric clipper around his face and he let her know that. He tried to nip her. She tapped his nose and told him no and he listened. She had to use a scissors around his face. I am hoping that he will get better about that. I am working with him at home. I wash around his eyes everyday and brush/comb his hair in hopes that he will get use to someone touching his face and that his fear will dissolve.
He has tons of toys but his favorite is his orange rubber squeaky bone. He also absolutely loves his beef bully sticks. I found those by chance at Walmart and it was a great find for him.
Bailey sleeps with us every night in our bed, takes walks with us and goes on many of our road trips into town. He isn’t a fan of being left in the house when we go. He has free run of the house when we are gone, no kennel for him. He is 100% house broke. He also goes to Mpls. when we visit my 91 year old dad and he loves my dad. He spent most of his time snuggling on my dad’s chair with him. It was so heart warming. The elderly people that live in the Assisted Living home with my dad really enjoy petting Bailey also. He is so gentle with them.
Thank you again for choosing us. You have richly blessed our lives. We both love this little guy like crazy.
John and Sue