Australian Cattle Dog Day

May 17, 2019 at 10:00 am (Dog Photography, Dogs, Eponaleah) (, , , , , , , )

I must be feeling nostalgic for the beloved Cattle Dogs I have shared my life with.  They were such wonderful dogs, though challenging if you don’t understand them.

We have a Beauceron puppy now, and his intelligence and drive reminds me so much or those Queensland Heelers from years gone by that it takes me aback.

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We lost our 11 year old lab last June, and though he too was a heart dog, he was just so very, very different than stock dogs. He told jokes (no kidding!  he really told jokes!), and he was happy to hang with you and just chill.  I miss him every day, but I digress…

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I came across this today, and I will I knew the origin, for I would credit the author.  This is truth:

”I am not a dog. I am a Heeler. I’m half wolverine, half barb wire and all attitude. I am either your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on YOUR attitude. I can herd the wildest cows or the gentlest sheep with equal determination. I can work all day in snow storms, pouring rain or blistering heat and then ask you to throw the ball when we get done. I will argue with you at every turn. After all, I know what I’m doing and the best way to getter done. I am easy to feed. I will eat your steak or the dead, rotten gopher I found in the field. You will never be without a navigator in the truck. I will protect you from burglars, grizzly bears, badgers and that strange shadow in the corner of the barn. I will hog the bed and the couch. I will steal your sandwich, your chair, your boot and your heart. You will never have to go to the bathroom alone. I will lick your face right after I eat fresh cow shit. I will sleep next to you when you are sick and heal you with my love. I am Heeler. Respect me. Love me. But NEVER underestimate me.”
~Unknown
Australian Cattle Dog - Queensland Heeler - Cheyenne
This was our last ACD, shortly before she died.  I do miss her, despite all the other dogs that have come since.  There is nothing like a Cattle Dog.
So, with that tugging at my heart, I have been designing a new Zazzle collection, just for Cattle Dogs.  I have only just started, but I really like it, so far:
Blue Heeler Mama

Blue Heeler Mama

by Novelteeart

Watercolor Blue Cattle Dog Belated Birthday Card
Watercolor Blue Cattle Dog Belated Birthday Card
by Novelteeart

 

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