He’s a 4-month-old Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix and the latest addition to the dubbatrubba menagerie, which now numbers two dogs, two cats, three teenagers and one tween.
Bibo (pronounced “BEE-bow”), a.k.a. Justin Bibo, Bilbo, Bippo, Bibonator, Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo, et al. is a loaner. He came from a non-profit in Xenia, Ohio called 4 Paws For Ability, which provides service dogs for children with disabilities and military veterans. He’ll be with us for about five to seven months, then will go back for his official service training. So we just have to get him socialized and used to going to new places, along with the typical puppy training.
Yes, an excitable, chew-on-the-shoes, pee-on-the-floor, chase-the-cats ball of fur is the last thing we needed. But dogs like Bibo are exactly what a lot of kids and their families need.
Half a year of extra work* to help provide years of peace of mind for kids and their families? Yeah, we’re in. Welcome aboard, Bibo!
*Our daughter Leah is doing most of the work, she’s a future Dog Whisperer.
Hooray, D2! Bibo is a cutie!
Your reasoning is the same reasoning that launched our fostering experience. We’re four weeks into an eight-week thrill ride full of poop, pee, vomit, needle-like nails and mini teeth. But yeah, these little critters are going to make some families very happy in a few weeks. (That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.)
Congrats to you and the D2 Crew. Bibo is in great hands!
(need another puppy?)
I think Leah will struggle with letting Bibo go, but the service dog aspect will soften the blow.