Meet Banjo and Lady Bug

Posted by [email protected] on May 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM

If you follow Bo and Beanz on Facebook, you know by now that we adopted a new dog in April. He isn't a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, he's a mutt rescued from a kill shelter in SC. Based on his appearance and behavior, we think he might be Brittany mixed with Border Collie. We named him Banjo. He was about 6 months when we brought him home.

In the weeks since he arrived, Banjo has become fully house trained. He now knows the following commands:


  • no
  • sit
  • come
  • run
  • heel
  • leash up
  • kennel up
  • walk
  • out
  • dead
  • paw
  • speak
  • wait (different than "stay" which is for a longer time and in a down or sit position). The dog can be in any position for wait as long as he does not move
  • jump
  • down
  • drop
  • take
  • stay
  • through (legs and hula hops) 
  • watch- a very useful command for photo ops

He also knows his ball from his bone. He knows what "treat" and "supper" are and he knows all of our names (Mommy, Daddy, Beanz, Bo, kitty)


We also adopted a little kitty and named her "Lady Bug". She arrived a week after Banjo. Bug is an orange and white short hair that looks like her mother. Her mother was very much an oriental mix breed and had yellow eyes. We think that Bug will have yellow eyes too.

She and Beanz have become best friends although the first two weeks were very shakey. At first, Beanz didn't like the new kitty. I suppose she didn't understand why this little creature acted so un-catlike. We don't think Beanz was ever around kittens so she certainly didn't understand the behavior. Beanz hissed, growled, and spit at the kitty for two weeks. Ouch!

Lady Bug was only eight weeks when we brought her home. To survive life with a kitten and to protect the dog's eyes, we put claw covers on her, It wasn't easy! It took three people, Rob to hold her, Heather to feed her treats and distract her, and Jane to put the covers on. But once the covers were on we enjoyed life with kitten so much more! Here she is with her little covers:

Now begins the real work - the training. I am attempting to toilet train the cats. Banjo begins obidience training next week. Then we will enroll him in some strenous activity like Freestyle or agility because he is a high energy dog that needs a lot of physical and mental activity. Bo gained weight this winter because I had a hip replacement. As my medical service dog, he spent the winter with me  mostly in bed. So Bo is learning how to use the treadmill because we need to get the weight off him as quickly as possible.

Follow my blog as I keep you up to date on living with and training our cats and dogs!

Categories: Pet Adoption, Rescued Dogs, Multiple Cats

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply txy41x
1:19 AM on May 29, 2022 
side effects of z pack antibiotic zithromax capsules azithromycin 250 mg 6 tablets zithromax without a doctor's prescription buy zithromax cart
Reply gcvd56
2:38 PM on June 1, 2022 
z pack otc zpack azithromycin 250
Reply uawu96
8:11 AM on June 2, 2022 
otc inhalers for asthma walmart proventil
Reply dcy82e
10:16 AM on June 2, 2022 
what is stromectol used for stromectol 3 mg generic
Reply Bloold
6:36 PM on June 5, 2022 
stopping lasix side effects
lasix 500 mg tablet
alternatives to lasix diuretic
furosemide 20 mg tab cost
Reply txeexrw
11:29 AM on June 11, 2022 
ventolin inhaler price at walmart albuterol inhaler
Reply BepImale
4:04 AM on June 18, 2022 
buy viagra in poland cheap herbal viagra pills women viagra pills
Reply quidway
7:27 PM on June 30, 2022 
sildenafil at walmart price sildenafil for women
Reply Engaph
11:29 AM on July 11, 2022 
amazon ivermectin for humans ivermectin cream
Reply Attaish
2:53 PM on July 19, 2022 
albuterol 90 mcg inhaler coupons ventolin hfa inhaler coupon 2020
Reply grisori
4:50 PM on July 27, 2022 
stromectol buy online ivermectin tablets
Reply Fereecy
6:00 PM on August 5, 2022 
ivermectin stromectol
Reply Knignee
6:42 PM on August 5, 2022 
Viagra Farmaco Da Banco generic cialis NPTR measurement performed by an erectometer RigiScan is considered the standard method for differential diagnosis between psychogenic and organic ED.
Reply stulpnub
12:19 AM on August 31, 2022 
generic albuterol inhaler for sale albuterol mdi albuterol inhaler with counter ventolin inhaler
Reply abosela
12:41 PM on September 15, 2022 
buy asthma inhalers without an rx generic name for ventolin hfa ventolin hfa inhaler coupon 2020 ventolin tablet uses

Oops! This site has expired.

If you are the site owner, please renew your premium subscription or contact support.