It’s been over a year now that Scout and Coco came into our home and our hearts, and I decided it was time to give an update. They are both doing great and have agreed to adopt us, as well as their new collie brother Padders. They even get along great with their kitty siblings!
Coco is still afraid of storms and bicycles, but has developed a love of riding in the RV. Her place is on the dashboard looking out at the road looking for our next adventure. When in public she loves all the attention she gets from people who can’t get over how pretty she is. We keep her on her special food because of her bladder surgery, and so far she has not had any health issues at all. She is the happiest dog you will ever see, always smiling and ready to play!
We could tell Scout was a little hesitant to give his heart right away, I guess he wasn’t sure if we were his forever home or not, but once he realized he wasn’t going anywhere he gave his heart totally (Unlike Coco, where it was love at first sight). He is no longer nervous about car rides and loves the camper as much as Coco, though he prefers to sit on the comfy couch. The high point of my day is coming home and having our daily “sing along”. Since Allison is a dog trainer (semi-retired) she was pleasantly surprised to discover Scout had a good amount of obedience training and excels at all the commands!
See more pictures here.
One of these days we plan on making it to a Collie Frolic, but schedules too often get in the way. I have attached some recent pictures of the puppies, hope you enjoy! – John McMillion
Email Monday, June 23, from John:
We got some tragic news Saturday, the day after I sent my update on Scout and Coco. I took Scout to the vet for a follow up check Saturday morning. The doctor noticed some swelling in his lymph nodes and took a sample. It came back positive for cancer.
Tomorrow we are taking him to the UW Madison Veterinary Hospital to have him thoroughly checked out and to see how far the cancer has spread and what our options are. I will keep you informed of his condition.