May 10th 2011 1:39 pm
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Mom said I had to write a diary entry to get the word out about how great it is to adopt a dog. I'd rather be running around playing right now, but adoption is really important, so I guess I can sit still for a little while.
I was kinda sorta adopted, but not really. You see the man that bred me was mom's uncle. He got really sick when my litter and the other litter that lived there were ready to go to new homes. Mom works with lots of humane society dogs, so we all came to live here. She got my brothers and sisters to the homes that her uncle I had already contacted. There were still more than a few of us left, so mom got us into the humane society's program. All but me anyway.
Mom's uncle had been herding cattle with my great grandpa for more years than anybody can remember and he had recently passed away. Mom's uncle wanted one of the puppies to raise and I was the one she picked. She said I was the friendliest and sweetest of the bunch, so I was perfect for that kind of work. I would be around lots of people at the stockyard and on farms, so I needed to be comfortable around strangers. Well, I never made it to mom's uncle because he passed away before mom could bring me to him. Mom said she would take care of me if anything were to happen to him and here I am. Oh yeah, and all my brothers and sisters found forever homes too.
Mom says I am the most in trouble little son of a gun the farm has ever seen. The first time she took me to meet the cows I ran up behind the brahma bull and sniffed his back hoofs. Mom almost fell over. The bull didn't care though. I've never had to herd the cows and they've never tried to chase me. I love herding the goats. I get in trouble all the time for herding them when I'm not supposed too. Oh, the kitties are fun to herd too. Also, jumping in the fish pond and then getting covered in dirt and running inside and sliding through the house is great fun.
That's enough about me finding a home though. It seems like us cattle dogs can find homes pretty easy. Mom has moved a few of our litters through here and we tend to get adopted very quickly. My best friend Leo is not like that though. He has been here for about a year and no one has even sent an e-mail to inquire about him. He is a big black dog and they are tough to find homes for. He is super great and I love him. Mom says she would adopt him in a heartbeat if we didn't already have so many sweethearts living here. I am keeping my paws crossed for him though and I know one day the perfect people will come along and sweep him away and love him forever. Now time for me to go run and get into some trouble.
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