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My Bud, Mr. William
by J Hillenbrand
Going bye bye RULES!
Howdy. I'm Jay in Noblesville, IN, and this is William the RADDEST dog ever. I'm a Leo and have always had cats. Mr. William is my first dog, (outside of a relationship), and I couldn't be more pleased with him as a companion. The kitty pic is Mrs. Slocombe, his sister, and the RADDEST cat ever.
Mr. William came to me by wild circumstances. He first belonged to a Chinese national student at college here in Indiana. Supposedly, she paid a fortune for him. My friend does in-home sitting and care, and William was her client. Long story short, after traveling back to China once the girl never came back. That has been three years or so. My friend happily kept him for about a year and a half, until her girlfriend brought home this nasty, moronic boxer who made it his mission to KILL William without delay. They were about to turn the poor guy over to the pound when I stepped in to rescue him from certain death or the gulag.
It took a couple of months of very structured training to teach him that Mrs. Slocombe is NOT a sheep and NOT to be herded. He is sharp as a tack, (the reason I took him - he's half cat), and so figured this out pretty quickly; it just took a bit longer to sink in fully because he is PETULENT as the day is long. Now, after nearly two years, the two have developed a very sweet relationship. They give kisses and snuggle together all the time. William occasionally nudges her and gives chase, but she has come to see it as play, and even incites it from time to time.
He is absolutely OBSESSED with ANY ball, but particularly enjoys killing anything inflatable, (as the kids next door have learned more than a few times one comes over the fence). He is a very finicky eater, and would much rather play than eat most anything.
I believe he is a mini-Aussie blue merle; but would appreciate ANY information anyone might have about that. Unfortunately my friend's girlfriend INSISTED he get "fixed" so there is no hope for pups from him, which disappoints me immensely.
Aneehoo, thanks' for the cool page. I'll be checking in for all of our NTK Aussie info. Cheers! J & Mr. William