Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy 4th Got Ya Day to Finnegan Begin Again

Four years ago today my three kids and I picked up Finney, our very nice Smooth Collie guy. Finny earns his keep around here as demo dog, and as my "supreme helper." His dog skills are near magical and he has helped hundreds of aggressive and fearful dogs. Just today he helped our fearful foster pup Rosebud gain confidence to meet her new housemate dogs, Milo the pug and Jade the Lab x. Rosebud  was a mess  until the cool, confident, and collected Finn came out and gave his stamp of approval to the intruder dogs. 

We jokingly call Finney "Public Dog, " and we all appreciate having a nice dog that we can take  anywhere at any time. By the way, did you see what is going on above in the photo just behind our backs? Like I said, he can go anywhere.   Finn is pretty much my middle daughter's dog, although I never do admit it to her.





Finney got picked up in this rental  car 4 years ago today. Seeing how much my kids have grown in 4 years makes me all  verklept



This was the very first meeting. We met in the woods so he could meet Charlee  on nuetral ground.   He picked Hannah right away, and  it has been mutual ever since.


I had four  of Finn's littermates in class and as you can see, they were all super pups. He was the left over puppy, shown here at 5 1/2 month just after we took him home.  Finney's had a couple put a depoisit on but divorced instead of getting a new puppy.  I was going through a divorce at the time and his brother Emmit's  family (far left) bought Finn for us on barter. They said it was cheaper than having 3 Collies and they feared if we didn't take him they would have been a three dog family. 
Thanks again to Emmit's family for our super nice, sweet Collie boy.
Thus the name Hylight's Finnegan Begin Again .

Left to right, Emmit, Lance, Keyna, NEADS Kayce, and Finn

3 comments:

dognut said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Finney! Here's to a whole lot more.

blogdog said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day to the handsome Finn -- they don't call him a Smoothie for nothing! Keyna was in the Pam Dennison seminar yesterday at Finish Forward.

blogdog said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day to the handsome Finn -- they don't call him a Smoothie for nothing! Keyna was in the Pam Dennison seminar yesterday at Finish Forward.