Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Abby the Survivor

by Pam
(Littleton, Colorado)

Abby and Friends

Abby and Friends

Abby came in to the rescue I work with on the weekends and help out for during adoption events. She came to us on March 28, 2009. She was about 5-5 1/2 weeks at the time. She was found on the side of the road next to her Mom and some of her siblings that had died. She was so tiny and so thin. The rescue had her for a few days and then I was lucky enough to be allowed to foster her. Two days later, she wasn't eating or drinking. I panicked like any new mom would. Turned out she had Parvo. I have never been so afraid in my life. The rescue pulled her through and today she is a normal and crazy Aussie. She loves water. She will fetch a ball 3-4 times, but she would prefer to just hold the ball and show you she has it. She smiles like I have never seen. She will run and hide if she sees you come in the house with any sort of grooming tool. She knows it won't hurt and it's more of a game than anything, but she lets you know it isn't a lot of fun for her to stop and be brushed or bathed. She loves her dog brothers (Doogie is a 20 lb mix and Goliath is a 65 lb Red Tri Aussie). She also loves her human brothers. I could not love her more than I do. She is truly my best friend. I'm so happy she is here and is mine. Attached is a picture of all three of my babies. From left to right...Doogie, Abby, Goliath.

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