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.