Doggy Diligence

After losing 16 year old Annie, we are on the search for another Aussie to keep Zoe company.  And what a process it is to get "approved" to adopt a new dog from the aussie rescue group, even though we got Zoe from them when she was but 3 months.   After completing the lengthy online application, …

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Annie, Farewell

  Annie, you came into our lives On your one-year birthday So fearful, so quiet, so timid Learning the way of family life And friendship And joy From Maxx, Watching carefully, Then accepting, loving, no longer hiding.   Your favorite days Were always a run on the beach, Chasing the birds, the dogs, the spirits …

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A Dog’s View

What do our dogs think, as we go through our daily routines and family growth and contractions and changes?  I wonder it often,  as Zoe follows me around the house, wanting to go on every car ride, every walk, giving loving kisses when her family is sad.  And Annie, as she ages (17 in two months!) …

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16 Going on 112?

My oldest girl Annie turns 16 today! Annie has lived with us since her first birthday--shy at first, extremely fearful of males, she didn't know how to play or walk or talk...er, bark.   Annie was the second Australian Shepherd to join our family, she quickly became a favorite for all our guests.  Annie is a beautiful blue …

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