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Puppy love

July 12, 2008

 This post is for dog lovers.

My baby is one today.  It’s been a fun year, we had no idea who this guy was, that we brought into our lives last September.  He was just #8, my husband picked him out from several pictures that the breeder emailed us.

pup # 8

A wagon load of cuties, I couldn’t pick one.
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#8 behind tree.  We should have known, look at that devilish look.

Still has that devilish look…

 Things weren’t going to be too easy.  “Are you sure Mom said to put my head in your mouth?”
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Things got better, Melvin begrudgingly began to play with Trace.
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“Hey you guys, I hope that sheep was done with that!”
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BFF
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Although with a youngster you get some funny questions – “Melvin, why would the humans put steaks in a pocket?” 

“Is this where molasses comes from?”
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Even though wet behind the ears, gradually he has become the ultimate all-around farm dog.

Helping in the garden.
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Or not….

Always listening for perpetrators.
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Posing for endless photos.
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Predicting weather.  He calls this one Aussieola Wind.

Multi-tasking:   practicing ferociousness while getting a tummy rub.

Or scratching his own itch, when we don’t have time.

 

Generally, though like any other farm dog, it’s his job to eat, poop, be ready for anything and sleep as much as possible!

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I’ve been hooked.   Who could resist this face?
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I love my Tracy.

 

Happy Birthday T!!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2008 7:45 am

    Bake him a cake eh!

  2. shanemac permalink
    July 12, 2008 9:09 pm

    What an exceptionally handsome dog Tracy is! No wonder you’re proud.

  3. July 13, 2008 3:19 am

    Happy Birthday Tracy ~ What a handsome dog.
    We purchased our Banjo and Danny the same way you purchased Tracy – from a photo…. so difficult to pick one from a wagonload of adorable faces 🙂

    Obviously you picked the right one! Give him a big hug for me. There’s nothing in the world that compares to a great farm dog.

  4. Jamay permalink
    July 13, 2008 6:46 am

    You may want to think about getting a tattoo of him on your lower back!

    Still enjoying your blog so much.

  5. July 13, 2008 8:52 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous bunch of puppies! Of course, Trace is THE most gorgeous. : ) Thanks for the trip down memory lane. It’s been a while around here since there’s been any puppy breath.

  6. July 13, 2008 11:02 am

    oooohhh, those puppies! so cute they bring tears to my eyes!

    He’s grown into a handsome boy, that’s certain.

  7. July 13, 2008 3:00 pm

    What a good looking dog! Love the montage~

  8. matronofhusbandry permalink*
    July 16, 2008 9:39 pm

    Linda, I’ll just share the applesauce cake with him.

    Shanemac, Thanks.

    Debi, it is so hard to pick. I guess we found the right one. Finding out later he was related to our last dog was a bonus.
    We had dog children before a real human baby, so we’re suckers.

    Jamay, are you telling me that my backside is that big? Or maybe I should just do his initials!

    Karen, it was fun looking through all the photos for the post. But, as you know with Aussies, it takes about 4 years to settle them down. I miss the puppy breath stage, but each phase is fun – now he’s teething again… Sigh.

    Hayden, I know what you mean, I couldn’t decide. I would take them all if I could. There is another litter coming this fall, and the breeder promised to send pics. I will be sorely tempted.

    Sarah, thanks, sometimes we go a little overboard about the dogs.

  9. September 28, 2008 12:24 pm

    They sure are photogenic dogs! I’m thinking my Tui must have some Aussie Shepherd in her (she’s a mut, but an obvious farm dog background in there somewhere). She’s got the same head and body shape, and semi-long hair except she’s all black apart from one white tuft on her chest, and the tiny spot on her chin (which has given her the nickname, Sugar Plum Fairy).

  10. January 14, 2010 12:02 pm

    I hate to be a pest but we really want to do the best we can with our new little puppy and was wondering if you could give us some advice. Besides a wide variety of veggies and yummy table scraps:) do you have a particular type of regular dog food that you prefer to feed them? Do you ever give them cooked eggs?

    I gave our little guy a peice of carrot yeterday just to see what would happen…and he ate it. I thought only yours did that as I have never had a dog that liked veggies before, how interesting.

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