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The Love Of "Aussie"
(Madill, OK )
Aussie and his ball
We rescued our guy when he was about 6 months old. He was our first Australian Shepherd. My husband saw him in the shelter the first day he arrived and of course they aren't available for adoption immediately. We went back every day to see him until he was available. We took him home and he was the smartest, most lovable, and most well behaved dog we have ever owned. He was loyal and protective. He loved to "go." He had the classic Aussie wiggle butt.
We didn't have large livestock for him at first so he would "herd chickens". If one got out of the pen he would corner it and hold it down gently with his paw until we came and got it. We eventually got him a herd of goats that he could help us with occasionally. He played with a basketball until he poked a hole in it then he would grab it and shake it as hard as he could while running around the yard.
I am sad to say we lost him earlier this year to kidney disease. It was and is still devastating. We grow really attached to our pets and "Aussie" was one of a kind. We still have two mini Australians, but we still miss him.