Favorite Food: Don't know yet, only get to each puppy food:(
Favorite Walk: In the mountains
Best Tricks: Laying flat on my belly then catapulting into the air onto Chloe
Arrival Story: Ever since the attempted adoption of the rescue aussie last December, my husband and I put thoughts of a second dog on the backburner for a while. However, the past couple of months we began to give it more thought. We knew Chloe loved playing with "most" other dogs... like dogs that didn't want to eat her or push her around... so we decided that this time, as much as we would like to help a rescue, we thought it would be better to get a pup. We had often talked about a Rott or Dobe as our second dog, but because of size of the dog, and because we just love the aussies so much, we decided that would be our second dog. So the search began. I first contacted the breeder who we purchased Nikkita from. They were not breeding anymore. Then I contacted the breeder were we got Chloe. They would not have any litters until possibly the end of the year, but they were not certain. After those two avenues led to dead ends, we went the avenue from which we found Chloe... puppyfinder.com. It took about two weeks, but there she was... our beautiful little aussie. Her ad name was "Gypsy" and she was an adorable 7 week old blue merle female. From first look I knew she was meant to be with our family. I immediately contacted the owner and through several emails, we finally worked out the details and the pup was going to be ours. But first and foremost was the name change. Gypsy reminded me too much of a friend's horse so that name just wouldn't do. After much thought and deliberation, the name "Echo" was chosen. Her registered name is "Echo of the Black Knight" after her daddy who is a very handsome black tri. Now onto the next task...how to get her to us. We thought it was a hoof to get Chloe from South Carolina. This little girl lives in Beach City, Texas! Yep, you heard me right, Texas! Well, I am absolutely terrified of flying animals because of the horrible things I've seen and heard over the years, but honestly, this is the best way that was recommended by both the breeder and my vet. Well, if my vet recommended it, then it can't be all that bad. The breeder was so wonderful in working with the airline and setting everything up. Friday couldn't come fast enough for me to pick up our little girl, but it finally arrived. I was sitting by the baggage claim patiently waiting for the flight to arrive when the carousel started beeping and the luggage started coming through. I went to the door and within a couple of minutes, here she came, our beautiful little Echo. She looked so tiny in the crate and she barked as soon as she saw me. She was like, "let me out of here!" And as soon as we were out of the terminal, that is exactly what I did and our little Echo was in my arms giving me lots of kisses:) And that is how our Echo came into our lives.
Bio: Echo was born on July 7, 2010. She should have been born on the 4th of July because she is a firecracker! She hales from the big state of Texas, but she's not a cowdog at heart. She's a beach girl and loves the water and was swimming at the age of 8 weeks. A future dock diver? She has a lot of ball drive and has an aunt who's a title flyball dog, so a possible flyballer as well. Her daddy is a handsome black tri and her mom a beautiful blue merle. Echo is very intellegent and is willing to please. She loves her big sister Chloe and mimicks everything she does. Including taking away every toy that Chloe picks up!
Today is a very sad day because our very good from Joe from Manor Care passed away. Jeanette, the nice girl at the front desk told mom when we got there and it's a good thing too cuz mom was very upset and cried a lot. With mom being so upset I got upset and felt better when she sat on the floor and let me get close to her and let her hug and cry on me. Mom really needed me and I wanted to be there for her. Mom finally calmed down and we were going to see Joe's wife Lois but then we ran into her and their son in the hall and we all cried again. After some time mom finally calmed down and we went to visit Roy, but that was all. It was late already cuz we visited Kay from church and then with the news of Joe most of the residents were in bed already anyway. I'm just gonna be with mom and help her get through this. Please also say some prayers to help Joe's family through this difficult time. We love you Joe and you will be greatly missed.
Well I can and that is exactly what my weekend was...BORING!!
It started out with a ride to the cabin that had mom so nervous I couldn't relax cause I could feel her nervousness the entire time. Of course, if I had to drive in wind, rain, fog and at night I guess I'd be nervous too. And cause the weather was bad, we couldn't play outside when we got to the cabin.
Saturday was hunting season and it was cold again. Dad spent the day outside hunting and mom would only let us out to potty cause she was afraid of a stray bullet cause she knew there were so many hunters outside. I don't like hunting season at all!
Sunday I thought we'd get to play a little, or at least go for a Kubota ride, but it started snowing earlier than the weatherman told us so mom packed us up and off we went. Fortunately we made it home before it really got bad. Mom did let us play outside for a while and she even came out and threw the frisbee for a little, but she got cold so it was short-lived.
I know one thing for sure and that is that I don't like winter at all! I hate being in the house and not being able to do much cause it's dark by the time mom gets home from work and the cold doesn't bother me, but for mom and dad, well they rather hang inside by the fire. I know if it wasn't hunting season mom would have dressed warm and at least took us for a ride, but no can do cause then we'll disturb the deer and that's not good.
Oh well, I guess there is no use in complaining since I can't change so I'll just make the most of it and pray for spring to come back soon!
We went for visit to Country Meadows on Tuesday and I got lots of treats! We stayed in the main area for a while cause there were some people who sat down and talked with us so I did some piano playing and tricks for them and they loved every minute of it and so did I cause I got so many yummy treats:D I also liked this cool thing they had set up for Christmas that had three chipmunks that sang and danced. Everyone thought it was cool how I sat and watched it. What can I say, I'm an inquisitive kinda dog:)
Dad didn't get a deer yet, but he saw a whole lot of doe so hopefully Saturday he gets one. When dad gets a deer, that means some yummies for us cause mom will give me a little piece of steak or bologna cause she knows where it came from and no chemicals to hurt my belly. Gotta love living off the land right!?
Other than the visit to Country Meadows, not much has been going on around here. Mom finally got the photo books and calendars done for Christmas so hopefully that means she's done spending so much time on the computer at night. Speaking of that, I forgot to tell you about Monday night.
So mom was in the office working on the books and calendars and I kept bugging her. She let me out a couple of times, fed me, watered me and everything, but I still kept bugging her. After about 2 hours she finally told me to show her what I wanted. You know what I did? I went downstairs and sat in front of the TV. Yep, I wanted to watch my nightly news and when mom realized it, she finished up what she was doing, came downstairs and turned it on for me. I was very happy then and ate my dinner too. Mom said she can't believe how much I like watching the World News, but hey, I gotta keep up on the goings on and what a better way then with the news every night!