(Costa Mesa, CA)
My puppy is named Sirius Black after the Harry Potter Character. I saw his picture online and even though I wasn't looking to purchase a puppy, much less an Australian Shepherd, it was love at first site.
Had him shipped from Montana. So happy to have him. At 8 weeks, he was already potty trained, able to walk on a leash, sat, stay.
Within 24 hours of having Sirius, I was walking him on leash in front of my house when a dog, who was off leash with owner, attacked us both.
My poor puppy was all chewed up and I was bitten by the other dog as well. Poor puppy, bleeding in my arms, I rushed him to emergency case and he underwent several hours of surgery while I endured stitches in the emergency room.
Afraid he'd hate other dogs, we immediately exposed him to some nice smaller dogs who our friends owned. Sirius, however, was still afraid to go outside at night.
We worked through that he he's almost back to normal. What a brave and loving dog he is. So smart and good hearted. My husband, who is an avid outdoors person, is going to train him for search and rescue.
We Love Our Sirius Black.