Would you look at that??

Hey, would you look at that??

 

 

It is a universally acknowledged fact that a DOG IS FUN.  So it follows that two dogs must be TWICE AS MUCH FUN.  Or perhaps in this case the ‘whole’ is greater than the sum of the parts, so——-.  Well, we have just that very situation in the Thulani Program with Bear T. and Dakota T.  They are longcoat German Shepherd mixes, they are brothers, they are characters, they are loveable, and they are FUN2.

They were both rescued from the Lancaster, CA shelter out in the Mojave Desert.  Both were filthy, matted, and covered with foxtails, so shaving them was the only option.  They are cleaner, cooler, and much happier today.

Bear T. before

Bear T. before

Dakota T (before)

Dakota T (before)

They get along great together, interacting at times, and doing their own thing at others.  They love people contact and to be snuggled.  When one has cornered a human and is getting attention, the other will run over immediately to push his way into the act.  They are leaners, and with as large as they are, you know it when you get leaned on.  I have not had one climb into my lap yet, thankfully.  They both follow me around the yard as I go about my chores.  They are absolutely wonderful companions.

Bear_Dakota_happy40345Bear_Dakota_cross40343Bear (the all black) loves to play ball—he will chase it, bring it to you, drop it in front of you , and step back, staring at it.  If you do not pick it up quickly enough, he will pick it up, drop it closer to you, and again step back.  He plays a very smart game of ball.  Dakota, on the other hand, could care less about balls—as if to say “if you want to have someone chase a ball, go talk to my brother”.  Both dogs love to go for walks, and to ride in cars.  They have been totally at ease with other dogs they have met, and both ignored the horses I walked them by.  But people, they will go up to immediately to see if they can extract some cuddles.  They are both healthy with just some old-age stiffness.

Bear and Dakota are in our Thulani Program because of their age (about 10 years old).  As such, we are looking for a forever home for them and we will pay all medical expenses for the rest of their lives.  They are a bonded pair and we really want to place them together.  However, if we cannot find a family who will take both, we will place them separately, although that is not our preferred outcome.  Please consider providing a home for these wonderful boys.  Contact Bob at  thulanidogs@gsrnc.org   .