Monday, October 22, 2012

Eddie has a new friend!

Rajah, Eddie's new friend

After a lengthy search, my friends Margaret and Peter, whose lovely old dog Sam passed away at my home in June 2011, have found the right companion to share their home.

Margaret, Peter and Rajah
(used with permission)
Rajah is a four year old collie,  and has spent much of his life either outdoors or in a boarding kennel.  He is adjusting to being a full-fledged family member very well. Rajah is being adopted through Cross Our Paws Rescue, in North Vancouver.  A big "thumbs up" to Cross our Paws for taking in Rajah, and to his foster mom for loving him until the right match was found. And a big thank you to Margaret and Peter for choosing to adopt from a reputable rescue.  Happy endings make my heart sing!

Rajah arrived at their home October 7th for a two week trial period, which he passed with flying colours.  Eddie and I went for a walk with him around Chemainus Lake about a week ago, in the pouring rain.  Today, we had a more pleasant walk at Echo Heights,  on a cool but dry fall day.

Rajah on the trail

He has lovely dog-social skills, and walks beautifully on leash unless he scents a deer or spies a cat - he is apparently quite prey driven and believes cats are evil.

Allie:  He thinks cats are evil?
What ever would give him THAT idea?

But Eddie is quite content to spend time with him, so we anticipate many hours of enjoyable walks and hikes together.

Margaret, Eddie and Rajah
On the trail in Echo Heights

Welcome to the island, Rajah.  You are one very fortunate and already well-loved dog.
Congratulations, Margaret and Peter, on the latest addition to your family.


georgia little pea said...

Awww...sweet. A collie was one of my childhood fantasy dogs, no doubt because of Lassie. How come Rajah was outdoors or in boarding kennels so much?

Brigid said...

Awesome picture of Allie! A lady with cattitude!

Anonymous said...

Yes, a lady with catitude.
I have a thought that the Allie scratch on my hand ...with the blood ...would have been a cool pic.
(befitting for halloween too)


Black Jack's Carol said...

I, too, love good-news stories about happy match-ups through reputable rescues. It seems you lucked out, Rajah although I'm betting Margaret and Peter figure they were the winners in this deal. I know you will have many wonderful walks with Jean and Eddie. As for Allie, I'm showing that picture to Black Jack. I'm thinking it should earn a little respect, don't you?

Anonymous said...

He's very handsome with his one rakishly tipped ear. My Riley can't wait to meet him! Welcome to your new home, Rajah.

Deb S

Kimberly said...

Love all your stories about Eddie and your trip...funny about crossing the bridge in Abbotsford..silly pup. Rajah's story warms my heart. It is nice to know there are people like Margaret and Peter out there. BJ's Carol is right, they are all winners in this case.