Dot Newkirk from Pullman, Washington, has narrated how a male Collie she rescued and adopted ended up befriending her female Collie. The Collie, named Colin, was rescued from a hoarding situation when he was about a week old.
Newkirk had a young Collie, Skye, who didn’t fit well with her older dogs. The older dogs couldn’t match Skye’s energy, so she often had to play alone. Newkirk decided it would be nice to take Colin in when he was up for adoption.
“When we got home, he greeted my hubby with multiple kisses and the cats with a sniff, but when he and Skye met, it was like those scenes in romantic movies when the love interests meet – FIREWORKS on the 4th of July. He and Skye did the doggy greeting thing and then Skye looked at me like, ‘You brought me a new toy and it’s ALIVE,'” she said.
Colin and Skye became really good friends over the years, such that when Skye had her puppies, he helped care for them. “He played with the pups we kept for their whole lives. He stopped when his arthritis got too bad,” Newkirk said. Colin was 13-years-old when he went to the Rainbow Bridge. Newkirk described him as “fun and mischievous,” adding that rescuing him was “the best decision we have ever made.”
Image Credit: Dot Newkirk