Cannon-Mackey - Stella - Eudora, KS
Berner Garde 23572
DOB March 11, 2002
My name used to be Borka. I was born on a cold spring morning outside of Budapest, Hungary. One day a man scratched inside my ear and made it hurt a lot. Before I knew it he put me in a crate, put the crate on a truck, and took me to a place that was very noisy. A man there put my crate inside a big silver tube where it was very dark and cold.
After a long time and a lot of noise, someone opened the tube and put my crate on another truck. I rode in the truck for a long time. When the truck stopped, they took me out of the crate, put a string around my neck, and put me in a pen with a bunch of other berners. Another man grabbed me by the neck and held me up in the air, then he put me in another crate.
I saw a lady look into the crate – she smiled – and then she took me to Kansas.
When I got to BARC in Kansas with all of the other berner puppies, I didn’t know what was going to happen. One day another lady reached over the edge of the pen and picked me up. She squeezed me tight and rubbed my head – I didn’t know what to do and I was afraid she was going to make my ear hurt again. She put me in a truck, but this time I was in the part that the people sit in. She took me to her house and put me in a crate, but this one had a soft bed, water, and toy. She gave me good-tasting food and I got to play with the two English Springer Spaniels that lived there too. I also made friends with the bunny, Henry, that lived with us.
It took me a while to warm up to my new dad. He calls me his “princess” and lets me sit in his lap. I still don’t trust other men and I don’t like loud noises or thunderstorms. I think I’m pretty talented – I can make rooster and cow noises and I do a “buffalo dance” when I want a cookie. I am a little bossy, but I like things the way I like them and that’s all there is to it. I also love cats!
At my home in Kansas, I like to lie on the deck and watch the birds fly over the prairie; I also like to bark when a car comes down the road. My favorite place is sitting on the sofa with my mom and dad watching movies and getting belly rubs.
I love my mom and dad, my BARC brother Duncan, and my new brothers Eli and Caleb. Thank you BARC for finding me a good home.
Shari Cannon-Mackey and Alan Mackey