Pleat was the cornerstone of our kennel for many years. Scott whelped him out, trained him and won many trials with him.
So he stayed.
As Pleat got older he didn't travel as well. He started to get arthritis and got car sick and drooled alot. Getting in and out of our dog box was uncomfortable for him.
This Summer, as Pleat got closer to 14 years old, Pat came to Pleat's rescue. She was the mother of a local friend who was crazy about dogs but was petless.
She offered to baby sit Pleat while we were on the road this fall.
At first we were worried about how he would react since he'd never been away from Scott but Pat kept him busy.
On the first day, Pleat and Pat were in a parade,
and the next day Pleat tried shoplifting in Petsmart, and so on.
Every day they had a new adventure and Pleat was falling in love.
We got lots of updates and it was becoming clear that Pleat was happy and making himself at home.
Pleat was clearly not missing us.
He has never had so much fun (when he wasn't working sheep).
Would Pat like to keep him?
I would like to now give congratulations to Pat on her
We will miss him but I think everyone couldn't be happier, and for the first time, since he was a puppy, Pleat got a new collar.
He's earned it.