- Adopted: 03-11-08
- Gender: Male
- Age: 1-2 yrs
- Size: 50 lbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Yes
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
- Traits: N/A
BOSLEY is looking for his third angel! His first angel spotted Bosley at the local shelter, where he had been turned in as a stray. Right away, she knew he was something special, and contacted ACES. His second angel was his foster family .... Could you be Bosley's third angel?
Bosley's assignment is to find a forever home that wants him and loves him! Bosley is a handsome, muscular, orange belton field setter boy who loves to play with squeaky toys, point birds, and, most of all, cuddle with you! He is estimated to be between one and two years old. Bosley was turned in to a shelter as a stray. He was underweight and badly infested with fleas, but, after a month at the shelter, had been treated and put on some handsome birddog muscle. He is about 50 pounds, but has some weight to gain. He should probably weigh in the 55 to 60 pound range. Other than being a bit underweight, Bosley is healthy, up-to-date on shots, heartworm free, neutered, and microchipped. He is housetrained, and understands the commands "kennel," and "sit." He has shown no tendency whatsoever to chew on anything besides approved items (bones, stuffies, foster brother's ear).
Bosley gets along well with my three setters, two males and a female, and got along well with his kennel mate at the shelter. He spends much of his time playing with my 15 month old English Setter male, who adores him. After play is over, though, they fall asleep together on the floor, often touching paws or tails. He does fine with the two cats in his foster home and respects them greatly. One day while he was playing with a toy, one of the cats woke up from a nap and stretched up really tall. Bosley cowered to the floor as though he thought the cat was going to take his toy away! He seems to love all people, especially if they give him cuddles and treats. He is somewhat shy and will cringe at a sharp tone of voice. It appears that he may have been handled roughly at some point in his life. Despite his worry, Bosley is a dog that will blossom with calm, consistent, positive training along with heaps of love.
If you are the third of Bosley's Angels, please contact ACES!
BOSLEY'S SUCCESS STORY (3/09)
Hello all! Well its been about a year since we decided to adopt Bosley and thought it was time to share some news with all of you. Its been a great year. Bosley and Jessie are good buds but an even bigger surprise is just how close he is with our cat Squeaky. They lay together on the bed and Bosley will wash his ears ( I think Squeak would probably prefer that he didn't but seems to tolerate this only from Bosley-if Jessie ever thought of doing it he would get a nasty hiss and a swat with claws!)
We all traveled to Connecticut to visit our friends and their two labs Cassie and Pepper for the weekend. The boys loved playing ball outside in the yard with the "girls". We went camping twice last summer up in the Adirondack mountains in northern NY. Jessie could take it or leave it but Bosley loved camping! The loons would start there calls in the middle of the night and he would tilt his head and try to figure out just what that noise was. There was just so much activity and so many new sounds and smells that he would sleep so sound and snore all night!
At Christmas time, he wasn't quite sure of what to make of the tree. He walked around and scoped it out and sniffed at the ornaments but was puzzled for a few days. The labs stayed with us over Christmas week and Bosley made the rounds with all who visited over the holidays and showed them just what the Fields house is all about- come on in, sit down on the couch and be prepared to fuss over a dog!
Bosley has really come around to life in the house. For a long time he would come up on the bed and lay down but never under the covers. He would lay in my lap like a baby for great belly rubs but never feel comfortable enough to fall asleep. Or if he heard a loud noise or if he thought he was in trouble he would run and hide in his crate. He seems to be learning now that covers are great on those cold winter nights and its ok to snuggle with someone in the chair and fall asleep. Loud bangs are just that and although the crate is a great place to hide, so is on the big bed with the people.
We have to say that we wouldn't trade either one of our setter boys for the world. They are so much a part of our family and our lives. We love them so much!