Likes: Hiking, running full speed through an open field, coming to work with Master, and seeing my friends.
Pet-Peeves: Nix, the neighbor's crazy dogs, and being ignored.
Favorite Toy: I like chewing on tennis balls until they break in half!
Favorite Food: Raw meat!!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere that has critters for me to chase!
Best Tricks: Sit, Down, C'mere, High Five, Other Side, BANG!, Go get [insert name of what you want me to get. I don't know everything but if you point at it I'll bring it to you], and lots of others!
Arrival Story: After being rejected to adopt a Blue Heeler (he needed to be adopted with his brother, and I could only have one dog) I went back to Petfinder, typed "Border Collie" into the search, and there she was at the top of the list. A tiny orange puppy by the name of Mei-Li, listed vaguely as a collie/retriever mix. I filled out an adoption application, thinking to myeslf "I bet everyone is looking at this puppy. I don't stand a chance, but I might as well try." Wouldn't you know three days later I would be on my way to the Foster's house to meet the little ball of fur. It was love at first sight! She was so round, and wiggly, and reeked of puppy breath. She was perfect. I brought her home that night, re-named her Ava (it was that or Eve, and my boyfriend voted for the former) and we've been inseparable ever since.
Bio: While Nix is aiming for his herding title, Ava has other goals in mind! She earned her Novice Trick Dog title on November 2nd, and is in the process of aiming for her Intermediate. We've got our goal set to Expert Trick Dog, and if she manages that then we'll try one step further for Champion.