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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 09:46 am
Transport #34: Singin' Simon


I think this is the first time in a very long time that I opted to do a transport for a dog that was not an Australian shepherd. I haven't worked for Kim in ages and so when a transport came up for a dog named Simon I decided to jump on board. Judging by his picture, he's a Beagle/Australian Cattle Dog mix. It certainly seems the most likely explanation for his interesting colouring. Gorgeous dog.

While waiting for the transport to begin for me, I got several updates about Simon and the other dogs on transport. This is one of the things I like best about Kim's transports: She really keeps everyone up to date with the progress of the transport and how the dogs were doing. I had several messages about Simon's antics on transport.

he's been barking the entire way since he left. he also tried to chew through his leash while tethered in linda's car.

he also chewed thru two leashes so keep two on him and watch him he's quick!!!!!

And he IS REALLY QUICK chewing the leashes – did his double leash in about 2 seconds while waiting to load.

Noticing a pattern? Simon is a chewer. Big time chewer. I wonder how many leashes he did actually eat through.

At any rate, I was almost to the service area with Tim Horton's where I was going to get a soda, when I got a call from the folks I was meeting, They were running far ahead of the game and were almost to the meeting spot. I wasn't too far from it and so opted to not stop for a snack and headed right to the hotel off exit 46 where we were meeting.

By the time I got there, they had already had Simon out and walked and were ready for him to head out with me. Luckily, someone along the line had thought of getting a chain leash (not a choke chain -- he had a regular collar -- but rather a leash made out of chain!). Smart move! I easily hooked him up in the car and learned quickly that he still had enough room to get in the front of the car.

He spent the first part of the trip jumping from the front to the back, sniffing everything, trying to find any little crumb that might be in the car, and licking my face. He finally settled down in the back with his rawhide chew and alternately chewed and howled. I attempted to sing to him, as they said he liked to be sung to. And it did quiet him down, but when I hit the high notes he cocked his head to the side and howled. I'm not sure if that meant he wanted to participate or he didn't enjoy my singing! ;-)

He did finally settled down and was so sound asleep that I had to wake him up when I stopped.

Now, at this point, we were running nearly an hour ahead. The problem, of course, was that the people meeting me could not get there that early as they were coming from quite a distance away. So I had an hour to kill with Simon. I ended up taking him down to the Onondaga Lake Park and let him walk off some energy and let the hound in him sniff anything and everything his heart desired. He seemed to enjoy that.

I finally met up with the next folks at 1:20pm and he was off to the next meeting spot. Simon was a really nice dog and very handsome. I have no doubt he'll find a home quickly!

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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)

He definitely won't have a hard time finding a home. His foster mom, who pulled him from the kill shelter, would have adopted him herself but her beagle did NOT like him and was constantly trying to attack him. So she opted to send him on to a rescue, knowing they'd find him an awesome home.


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anterastilis
anterastilis
Granola Girl
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)

Wow! Such amazing coloring below the collar - he looks like he's wearing a Australian Cattle Dog costume!

How old is he?


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:05 am (UTC)

LOL yes he does kind of look like that! He definitely has the beagle voice.

I'm not sure how old he is really. Nothing ever said in the transport list. Usually they do. I'm guessing young, but out of the puppy phase to some degree, but I'm really clueless.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)

Oops I just checked on the rescue's page that he went to...looks like he's about a year old.


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abserdman
abserdman
abserdman
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)

Oh wow, he's utterly gorgeous!

About the chain leash - it's amazing how the simple solutions escape some people, isn't it? My neighbour's Staffy chews through his leashes when he gets bored of walking nicely and they went through several before I suggested a chain one. Easy solutions really are the best ones!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)

Yep! Such an easy solution. I don't know why anyone didn't think of it earlier on the transport. I think he ate through at least 3 or 4 leashes! I would have picked one up but I was the second to last leg so it was somewhat pointless. Luckily someone else thought of it!

I've never been much of a "hound" person but Simon is a really handsome dog. And he was SO sweet.

On a side note, I hope you and Sparky are doing ok. *hugs*


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anobjectinspace
anobjectinspace
Topher
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)

Would just like to back Crysania up on the Sparky thing. *enormous hugs* for both of you and don't worry.

Wheeee, I need to give you my address btw. But will have to let my hands take a break from typing first. Gah, I'm so inconvenient hahah.


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anobjectinspace
anobjectinspace
Topher
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)

He is gorgeous! I just love the pattern on his coat. Very cattle dog esque!

It's so nice to see the things they get to do, like you taking him for that walk while waiting for the next people. It much be so confusing for them to be doing a transport, even if it's fun too, it's nice for them to be able to have time out like that.

I am still SO jealous that you get to do that!!


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ukissme_ukillme
~Krystal~ like the champagne
Mon, Mar. 29th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)

wow he looks like TWO completely different dogs. hahaha. he's adorable.


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