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BOGEY - His Success Story
Here is an update on Bogey (aka Kenny).
This is the third month we have had Bogey. He is doing great. I walk
him (and Holly) 2 1/2 miles early every morning plus (Bogey only)
another 1/2 to 1 mile late afternoon and evening. He walks really well
on an expandable leash, gets on fine with Holly and now eats on a
regular schedule morning and afternoon.
He is still shy and would stay
in our bedroom but when we are home, we get him into the living room
and close the bedroom door. He moves around for a few minutes, then
sits next to my chair. He has still not let out any sounds - no bark.
I assume he eventually will. Overall, he is a wonderful, gentle animal
and we are glad to have him. It will be interesting to see how he will
ride in our car for 9 hours when we leave for our summer in New Mexico
where the weather will be cool (8000 foot elevation) and lots of trees
- we are in Lincoln National Forest.
When the weather has allowed it, we sit out on our patio with the door
open and Bogey stays right near us WITHOUT being on a leash. At the
last half of our morning walk, I let him and Holly off their leashes
and they follow me home with no problems.
All in all, we are really happy with Bogey and believe he has made
tremendous progress during these three months. Any time you and/or
Sheila would like to stop by and see him, please give us a call.
UPDATE - October 31, 2011
Well, it's been almost one year that we have had Bogey and it's been
great. He is still a little shy and is spooked by sudden noises,but he
is gentle beyond belief. And only ONCE has he made a sound - a bark.
This was caused be a very loud clap of thunder which, in the mountains
of New Mexico, can really be loud. I take he and Holly for our early
morning 2 mile walk every day with both on a leash. Aside from wanting
to smell, and sprinkle every rock and mailbox, he walks very well. And
in the afternoon and evening, I take him out for a short walk so he
can do "his business" and don't even use a leash. He walks right
beside me and never wanders off. Or we can leave the doors open and he
stays right by us. And he looks super. We cut back a little on his
food as the Vet wants to keep him around 40 pounds. He had gotten up
to 46. But it doesn't bother him as he seems almost indifferent to
food. And if you give him a small biscuit, he takes it from your hand
so softly you can hardly feel it. We wish we had more background on
him, but he is what he is and that's fine. Sue and I are gone a fair
amount - playing golf, etc, and the two dogs seem to keep each other
We returned from our summer in the New Mexico mountains where it is
green and cool. Both dogs loved it and probably will miss it until it
gets cooler here. Although at 6;30 am, it's quite comfortable for
We're very happy with him and I think the feeling is mutual. He jumps
up on our bed at night like he owns the place and that's fine by us.
With both he and Holly there, I'm glad we have a king sized bed.
If you are out this way, stop by and see us.