Author Topic: Bosun. Cat friendly 5 year old Corgi X Terrier - cuddly teddy bear boy.  (Read 1628 times)

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Bosun is 10.4kg at the moment (but on a diet!). He is about 22cm across at the shoulders (his widest part). Apparently in his old home he used to come and go through the cat flap so he should be ok with a dog flap. He's much shorter (height and length) than our Springer Spaniel and he has very short little legs. As he's a Corgi cross he's never going to be svelte!
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We're trying to clear the attic and are both running up and down stairs carrying things so Bosun has decided to sit on the stairs so that he can keep an eye on us. Very helpful.  ::) He's so cute though that we have to keep stopping to give him a fuss!
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He is obviously the foreman,  he looks so cute sat there.  :) :) :)
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He's a good foreman, and is also a very good doorbell - an all rounder little worker.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 12:49:16 PM by stella1 »
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Bosun had to go to the vet today as he has a scratch on his eye - he was such a good boy even though he hated having drops in his eye!  :luv: While we were there we weighed him and he's lost half a kilo since we've had him  angel.gif He's down to 10.1kg now. Great result Bosun, I'm sure there's a Weightwatchers sticker for that. Sadly the vet thinks he still needs to lose about another kilo before he's perfect, so we'll continue with the low fat food, carrot stick treats and lots of exercise (which he really doesn't mind at all!)
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Sadly, beautiful boy Bosun is still looking for his forever home.
He's a patient little fella:


And is very helpful - he'll bring you all sorts of things!

He's a loving little chap and will make someone extremely happy.
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Can't believe he is still available! He is so cute.

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Bosun came on holiday with us in the motorhome to West Wales and had a wonderful time:


We think he may have been in a motorhome or caravan before as he was quite at home and when he saw us packing it ready to go he jumped in and refused to get out - he didn't want to be left behind!  :D

He really does have plenty of stamina for a little dog. One day we did a 10 mile walk (5 miles along the coast path, stop for lunch then 5 miles back). I was exhausted but he was still trotting along happily. However, since we got home both dogs have gone into sleep mode and by the end of this morning's walk in the sunshine Bosun couldn't wait to get back into the car!
Here's a photo of the boys chilling in the sunshine to show Bosun's size relative to a spaniel.

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He looks so happy with Dylan.  Can't wait to have fuss and snuggles with him on Saturday :)

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He looks so happy with Dylan.  Can't wait to have fuss and snuggles with him on Saturday :)

You might notice a difference - he's 9.9kg now & looking far less barrel shaped!
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Here are a couple of photos showing Bobo the action dog enjoying his holiday;






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Looks like they are both having a great time, lucky boy Bosun.  :) :) :)
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This is Bosun's new favourite place to lie - on the garden steps, in the sun, where he can keep an eye on us all and make sure we don't do anything without him knowing!

This super fella is still waiting for the perfect home to come along. Sadly he's had lots of applications that have fallen through for a variety of reasons, none of them Bosun's fault. Out of 6 applications only one family has actually met Bosun, but they decided he wasn't quite what they were looking for. Although we adore him we can't keep him or else that would be the end of our fostering days, and there are so many other dogs we want to be able to help.
If you know any terrier lovers please spread the word - he has his funny quirks, but once he gets to know you he is loyal, loving and great fun.
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I can not believe this gorgeous  :)  boy is still waiting for his forever home  :'( he sound like the perfect house guest  :) :) and soooooo cute what more could you ask for  :) :)
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