Bronco Yellow Labrador Retriever Male 4.5 Months Old ID#3348
Bronco is a 4.5 month old Yellow Labrador Retriever that came into Brookline’s care from a breeder who surrendered him. Bronco was unable to be sold by the breeder. Bronco was born with an issue with his left eye called entropion. Entropion is an abnormality where the eyelid rolls inward. Bronco is happy to be a Brookline lab and will be getting his eye evaluated in the near future.
Please read his blog from the bottom up.
August 6, 2023
Bronco with a weekend update!
It’s been a busy few days. I’ve been told that I’m doing wonderful and really settled into a home life schedule.
On Thursday I was at a brewery that had ducks. I looked at them but didn’t pay them any mind. I don’t have any type of prey drive when it comes to ducks, squirrels, rabbits etc. I learned how to drink water out of a cup and I became a pro.
I now easily go into a crate as long as it’s accompanied by a treat. If it’s light out sometimes I will whine a little bit after my foster family leaves the house but they will talk to me through the Ring camera and it settles me right down. I sleep in my crate at night time without any issues.
Loud noises like the vacuum don’t seem to phase me. My FD was mowing the grass and I wanted to be with him. I hopped up on the tractor and rode around with him it was relaxing.
I am a couch cuddling connoisseur! That is my favorite hobby.
On Saturday I got to play with a dog 3x my size. We chased each other around the back yard for about 2 hours. We played great together. That exhausted me for the rest of the day.
I play fetch with a tennis ball and will bring it back every time. I love to chew on things, so far my favorite chew toys are a Nyla bone and a deer antler.
So far I’m good with people and kids of all ages and I have not had any issues with other dogs whether they are young or old. This week another Brookline dog will be coming to spend a few days with me. What a great opportunity to see how I am in a house with another dog full time!
I’m told that I have a pup cup coming in the next few days. I don’t know what that is but I’m looking forward to it.
See ya in a few days and check out my video of me out here living my best life!
August 3, 2023
Bronco here with an update on my eye!
Yesterday I saw an Ophthalmologist at VRC in Malvern. I was well behaved and a perfect gentleman for the whole appointment. Several vet techs even came into pet me because they heard that there was a cute puppy there and they couldn’t resist!
The Ophthalmologist confirmed I did have a previous eye surgery to fix Entropion. The problem is I was too young for that surgery and it wasn’t the best option for me at that age and as a result there was an over correction and now my eye droops.
I will need to be reevaluated at around 9 months to determine if I need another surgery or not. The concern is if my eye doesn’t close entirely I could get contaminants in it like dust that will cause irritation. Also, my eye could get dry if it’s not being properly lubricated by my eyelid opening and closing.
As of now it’s 50/50 of whether I outgrow the issue or if I’ll require a corrective surgery and only time will tell.
After the appointment I went on a walk through the woods on a sniff-ari. There is so much to smell and it was all new so we didn’t get to walk real far.
My foster sisters play softball and was working on some preseason drills last night in the back yard. That meant I got to play lots of fetch and it wore me out. I slept like a baby after that.
More to come!
August 1, 2023
Bronco here checking in with my one week update. Home life is the best life!Friday night my foster dad and I made a trip to Lowe’s. I was such a good boy. I waited patiently in line and got lots of head pets from other people at Lowe’s.
Every day I am becoming more comfortable inside and outside of the house. I love to nap on the couch with my people nearby. I am told I can snore like a grownup. I think that’s a compliment. We picked up a baby pool for me to play in and while I was a bit hesitant at first I was splashing in it in no time. Check out my video!
I am becoming more confident on walks. I do lots of zigzagging on the leash.I am told I am doing really good behaving once I am in the crate. I need a little assistance getting in there but once in I can settle in nicely. Sometimes people talk to me through the Ring camera and it helps me settle down.Today I went to a dog park and there was 4 other dogs there. We all sniffed each other and I was pretty indifferent to the other dogs. I was a hit with the other humans at the dog park and got lots of pets.Tomorrow I have a big appointment with an eye specialist at VRC. Send some of that Brookline mojo my way!
That’s all for now. Until next time!
July 27, 2023
Bronco checking in on day 3 which will be my last of the week.
Lots went on today. Today I found out what a Kong with peanut butter was. Let’s just say I loved it! The downside was it was a trick to get me in my crate. I think the reward was worth it and we will keep working on the crate. I had a vet appointment this afternoon and I was well behaved in the vet office. I got some shots and blood work done. I also did well in the car again.
When I got home the wonderful folks at Brookline sent me a package in the mail. It was loaded with goodies! Thank you all so much. I buried my nose in the bag of treats. I went to the bathroom outside every time today. I don’t see the big deal but foster mom and dad were thrilled.
I play with all my toys really hard. Check out a video of me throwing one in the air and losing it.
After I’m done playing hard I nap really hard. I will check in with everyone next week.
July 26, 2023
Bronco checking in with an update for day 2!
Home life is really great. I started the day (much earlier than my foster family is use to starting their day) with lots of toy playing. I am a professional at finding the squeaker inside the toys.
Some observations about Bronco. I like to be where the people are and I like to be nearby at all times.
I like to wear myself out with lots of puppy zoomies and after short spurts of energy, I am an expert at couch cuddles!Today I learned how to go up and down steps. So far I am much better at going up them.
I like to eat slowly and graze my food but will eat my whole meal eventually. I absolutely do not have any sharing issues with food.
I love belly rubs and lift my leg for it. I am not yet house broken but I am working on it! I got to wear a Mickey Mouse towel while my foster sisters got a shower. At dinner time I took a ride in the truck to go get pizza. I didn’t get any of it but it sure smelled good. I ended my evening with some fetch outside. I play really well, check out my video!
I have a vet checkup tomorrow and will find out a little bit more about my eye Entropion.
July 25, 2023
Hi All! Bronco checking in with an update. Today was a big day for me! I got sprung from the breeder and officially became a Brookline dog!I got picked up by a nice Brookline volunteer and made my way to my foster family. I met my foster sisters and got in the car for the trip home.When I got home the first order of business was a bath and I was brave. I went to the bathroom a few times in the yard and did lots of playing. I worked up an appetite and ate dinner.So far I am playful and I am great with everyone in the family. I absolutely love kids!When they leave the room I whine so they come back to see me! I love playing with my toys.
I take treats nicely and will do almost anything for a treat. At only 18 weeks old I have already mastered the lab lean.
Foster dad brought this thing out called a crate and I’m not a fan of it so far. I’m not sure what it’s for but I hope he puts it back.
Check back in for my update tomorrow!
Adopt Your New Best Friend!
PLEASE NOTE: While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue. (Note: Sometimes a foster home falls in love and adopts their foster dog so the dog doesn’t make it to “Available Now”)
If you are interested in adopting this Lab or any other Lab from our Rescue, please visit our Web site, www.brooklinelabrescue.org, for more information on our adoption process. If you need additional information about the adoption process or whether you are in our coverage area, please send an e-mail to our Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can still help us help our Labs!
Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Donations are always needed to help with veterinary costs, transportation, and supplies for our dogs. For information on donating to BLRR please click here. https://brooklinelabrescue.org/get-involved/donate/ Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976-0638