Bolo - boisterous, ballistic and beautiful.
Bolo is our "problem child". He is a big bundle of loving energy, but he has no idea how to direct that energy. If our dogs are going to get into mischief, guarunteed, Bolo will be the merry ring leader.
Bolo is a strong Wheel dog and has the best work ethic of the team. Of course, being at the back of the team means he always comes back dirty after a dry land race through the mud. His favourite technique to cool down is to flop in one of his self-dug holes with his face in or on his water bowls.
At one point, J was coordinating the SHCV's rescue program, taking in dogs that were at risk of being euthanased in pounds and rehoming them where-ever possible. Bolo is his one rehoming failure - thank heavens!
When J picked Bolo up from the Lost Dogs' Home, poor Bolo was in a pretty horrific condition. He was skin and bones, coated in filth and totally unsocialised. He was believed to have a cruciate ligament injury and a psychological issue. He would not acknowledge humans or even other dogs. It took multiple baths and even clipping (a rare event with Sibes!) to get his coat to a reasonable state. J persisted, despite Bolo sometimes reminding him of a particular Spanish weapon - hence Bolo's name!
When it was attempted to rehome Bolo, J's efforts came home to roost. After 4 months of care, Bolo had emerged from his shell and was happily interacting with people and other dogs and even following orders. A "forever" home was found for him. Unfortunately, he was going to be an only dog, at home alone, while his owners were at work each day. Bolo has a particularly piercing scream when he howls, and he had the police called on him after the first day, prompting his return to J, Ishka and Frankie. Bolo HATES being alone. Fortunately, these days, he always has company.