Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time of Arrival

One year ago today this marvelous little Australian Shepherd came into our lives. She was thin and hungry and ten days later surprised us by giving birth to four puppies, three of which survived. Several weeks went by without a sound from her, I was beginning to think she was unable to bark. She has since made up for that time of silence. Australian Shepherds are highly versatile dogs and have assisted the seeing and hearing impaired, worked with law enforcement in narcotics and rescue endeavors, helped with therapy in nursing homes and have even pulled sleds. They have a very high energy level and need a great deal of exercise on a daily basis. Without appropriate amounts of exercise they can become bored or frustrated and develop destructive habits. It is wonderful to watch this little dog do her laps around the ten acres she has here. For a current picture of "Mini Pearl" look at the posts for October.

2 comments:

  1. What a great day when Minnie Pearl came to your house. She has brought much happiness, and she is happy too.
    QMM

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  2. What an adorable little girl she is, and how lucky are you that she decided you could stay at her Weedy Acres home! Good on ya, Cobber!
    Sandi
    ps
    I'm here via Queenmothermamaw...how lucky am I to know such a personage as she!
    Sandi

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