Be Like Bo!
June 2, 2017 3:44pm CST
Our rescue dog before Thinks-She-Is-A-Princess Molly was a Collie/Shepherd mix we named Bo. Bo grew into a big dog. A 110-pounder he was. Bo was a laid-back marvelous mutt; a dog who knew how to chill. Molly has no idea how to chill, and she has not a laid-back bone in her little dog body. 1. Bo did not insist we go out into the backyard, time and time again, during the day and early evening hours to watch him beat up a stuffed dog toy, but Molly does. 2. Bo did not stare at us for 30 minutes or more to get us to do whatever it was he wanted us to do, but Molly does. 3. Bo had no problem with us leaving him for a few hours each day, but Molly does. 4. Bo did not cry upon seeing his dog dad pull the car out of the driveway and drive away without him, but Molly does. 5. Bo did not sniff the ever-lovin' daylights out of every spot on the ground on an outdoor walk making an ordinary walk evolve into a walk that would try the patient of a saint, but Molly does. 6. Bo did not plant his four paws to the ground during a walk and refuse to move because the direction of the walk chosen by the owner was not to his liking, but Molly does. 7. Bo did not give us the cold shoulder for an entire day if we, perish the thought, gave his furry coat a good brushing, but Molly does. 8. Bo did not yank the leash out of our hands when we least expected to chase a rabbit, squirrel, or wandering cat, but Molly does. 9. Bo did not look at us with disgust if we walked into the kitchen while he was eating from his dog dish, but Molly does. 10. Bo did not think he was in charge in our home, but Molly does. 11. Bo did not have to dragged or carried into the groomer's or into the veterinarian's office in protest, but Molly does. Lately, whenever Molly does one of her annoying things, I now say, "Be like Bo." I am also going to have a T-shirt made that has the words "Be Like Bo" on the front to further get the message across to Molly. Good thing we love Molly as much as we loved Bo!
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Maybe she needs word association. If she sees the shirt, she will associate the words on it with being like Bo and will try to be more like him. Though I wouldn't count on it. She is stubborn after all.
Bo sounds like he was great. I understand what you are saying. I had a dog and cat before Sophie. They were easy to raise and love. Sophie is a real challenge. Don't get me wrong I care about her and want what is best for her, but she is a challenge. I guess easy again is not in the cards for me. Deborah you are right that good thing you love Molly as much as you loved Bo. I feel that way about my Sophie too. I could not live without her.
• United States
2 Jun 17
My previous dog Beau..was a bit of a problem child as well. At least he could entertain himself though..and never ate inamanite objects..but Jax the little dog who the owner decided he couldn't part with is very sweet, although he is a real Toykiller..His middle name is toykiller.