Dwayne Carrick and Bo
by Dwayne Carrick
(Lexington, N.C., U.S.A.)
ME and BO
Hello, Bo is my 2 yr old Aussie. I got Bo last year off Craigslist from an older lady that said he just had too much energy for her. I have horses so I was looking for a herding dog. We went and saw him and right away I fell in love with him. I have had many breeds of dogs and thought they were smart but NOTHING can hold a candle to an Aussie. Bo and I go every where together.
I am fortunate enough to have a job to where I can take Bo to work with me. He is our company mascot now. He goes with me in LOWE'S home improvement warehouse. They love him there cause he carries things for me. The store manager said one day he wish he had 5 of those. He carried a 15 lb roll of cable one day and everything he carries he takes right to the checkout. He cracks people up doing this but if I don't give him something to carry he will pick something up to carry himself.
He is also the hit at tractor supply going in the store with me and offering help. If I ever leave Bo outside everyone asks "where is Bo", he is very well loved by everybody. He gets in the back seat of my truck and down the road we go. If I forget to roll his window down I am reminded by a paw tapping me on the shoulder. He actually taps me on the shoulder. One time means not down twice means not down far enough. He hangs out the window and everybody that passes us laughs their head off at him.
I have horses and before the truck comes to a stop when we go to the pasture to feed, Bo is out the window and herding them up to feed. Bo is the best dog in the world. He gets smarter everyday and does anything I ask him to. He will sit for 8 hours if I have to ask him to do that or will run all day if we have to.
I would absolutely die if anything ever happens to Bo. To tell you how close we are, my mom said if anything ever happened to me before Bo she would have him put down and buried on top of me cause nobody else could do anything with him and he would grieve his self to death. We are super close. I will never own another breed except the Aussie and long live Bo.