13 years old
Border Collie Mix (Probably Cattle Dog)
Est. Birth Date
July 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
I adopted Yuki from S.A.F.E. House Rescue and Adoption in Spring, Texas. She looked so much like Blue they could almost be sisters, except she has a leaner build, thinner coat, and a long fluffy tail. The adoption agency had her labeled as a 6 month old German shepherd mix, but she turned out to sickly 3 month old border mix.
After I picked her up, I had to turn around the next day and temporarily return her due to an outbreak of parvo at the foster home she was in. Two weeks later, Yuki was declared parvo free and brought back home. This is when I learned her age and illnesses after I took her to my vet. Poor baby had a bad lymph node infection, a skin infection, and demodectic mange. It took a year to finally get her all fixed up, with a broken knee tendon tossed in there along the way.
Now she's a happy, energetic girl who loves to run. She's one of the few dogs I took through an obedience class, which helped socialize her to not completely freak out around bigger dogs. Though she sometimes forgets herself, she is mostly very obedient, loyal, and affectionate. Like many Borders, Yuki is very OCD about her routines and has an intense focus on her human (i.e. me). No matter the time, how comfortable she is, or how deeply she appears to be sleeping, if I even act like I'm going to stand up, she will jump to her feet, ready to follow.
She gets along well with the other girls, though she is jealous-natured and will try to interfer if the others are played with and will steal their toys and beds if I'm not watching. If she's in her kennel while the playing is going on, she'll whine and bark to make it stop. I've mostly broken her of jumping in when others get pet, but the rest is still a work in progress.
When she's nervous, she will go in her kennel if the door is opened, as she views as her safe zone and her home. On the whole, she's an ideal companion, other than her disgusting and unbreakable poo-eating habits.