Australian Cattle Dog/Mixed Breed
Picture of Tommy, a male Australian Cattle Dog/Mixed Breed

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Home:Alton, IL  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Tommykins, Tom-Tom

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 1st 2010

Food!, his fleece toys and orthopedic beds

Going outside in the rain

Favorite Toy:
fleece tugs

Favorite Food:
Anything except vegetables!

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
He doesn't really do tricks

Arrival Story:
Tommy came to our family on July 1, 2010. We had lost two of our elderly dogs the previous year and decided that we needed a new addition and companion for our adopted Keeshond Gypsy. My mother saw his picture and profile featured in the local newspaper as Dog of the Week for the Metro East Humane Society in Edwardsville, IL. She liked his description and especially his face--he had a sweet, gentle expression. So we went to visit, including Gypsy. Tommy had been turned in because his "owner could not care for' (read; Didn't want to); the profile said that he would need "gentle training" and that he didn't have a great start in life. In the meet and greet areas, he was curious, loved attention, ignored the kitten they brought in (we have 4 cats), and was nonchalant with Gypsy. The results were promising, so we took hom home on a 1 week trial period. He fit right in, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whoever gave him up didn't know what they were missing.

Tommy--his registered name with the Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America is "Song and Dance Man at Cresthaven" for Broadway hoofer Tommy Tune--is now a treasured part of our family. When he joined us he did not understand car rides and had no idea about stairs, but he has blossomed into a happy, confident, willing-to-learn companion and chow hound who happily hops into the car because he knows it means going fun places. He has the "very sweet" temperament of his profile and inherited most of the hound traits of his backgroand und. He Gypsy are great pals--except when she is on their orthopedic beds and he wants it (he thinks they're all his). Then he stands and barks at her to "Get off--that's mine and I want it!", which she can't hear since she is deaf due to ear surgery. I hope to attend training classes with Tommy and eventally earn some Obedience and Rally titles and whatever other activities he shows aptitude for. In any case, we are very happy that Tommy is part of our life.

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April 9th 2012 More than 4 years!

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