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Picture of Shelby, a female Australian Shepherd

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"Me & Mom!"

Home:Clayton,, IN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

Christmas 2013

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"Christmas 2013"

Christmas in the barn 2013

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"Christmas in the barn 2013"

Christmas in the barn 2013

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"Christmas in the barn 2013"

2013-Ready for a sled ride

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"2013-Ready for a sled ride"


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"Let's go for a ride as soon as you get the windshield off!"

My dog family-2011 Christmas in the barn.

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"My dog family-2011 Christmas in the barn."

Does this hat make my face look fat? (2011)

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"Does this hat make my face look fat? (2011)"

2011 Christmas time in the barn

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"2011 Christmas time in the barn"

Pretty Christmas package? (2011)

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"Pretty Christmas package? (2011)"

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

August 1st 2007

Shelby loves going for walks in the fields, & watching the horses in the field.

Sharing toys with her Weimaraner sister

Favorite Toy:
Tennis ball & /or pink soft-sided frisbie

Favorite Food:
Ice cream & doggie treats

Favorite Walk:
In the fields

Best Tricks:
Hi-five, rolls over, sit, sit-stay, sit-stay-come, leave it, bring it, down, down-stay & go 'round, weaving thru my legs, & back up. Currently taking agility classes.

Arrival Story:
Shelby is my 3rd Aussie. I went 2 yrs after I put my last Aussie down. When my friend had a litter & called for me to come see them - I was "hooked". Who can resist such a cute little puppy? But I had missed not having my faithful companion so I was seriously thinking about getting a dog. The timing just seemed right & that's how Shelby came into my life. :-)

Forums Motto:
Shelby-the little tornado!

The Groups I'm In:
..:: Herding Breeds Association ::.., Aussome Aussies, Australian Shepherds, For the Love of Aussies, Greatest American Dog Fan Club!, Lovable Aussies, Pups N Purrs, Worldwide Pen PAWS, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 20th 2008 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 1857 days

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Nov 5th.

Thank you Dogster For Making Me DDP!

March 2nd 2014 2:51 pm
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That's pretty cool! Thank you Smiley for the congrats! Here we go again with another winter storm! Yesterday (Sat.) was such a nice day in the mid 40's & sunny. While Mom cleaned house, me & Dad took the Ranger back to the woods to burn a big brush pile of yard & tree clippings. I LOVE it when I get to go on the Ranger with just me & Dad. Wren was in the house with Mom being the girlie girl that she is! Mom & Wren did walk back to the woods though when Mom got her work done. I had been busy digging for field mice so Wren joined in with me. We also played chase & jumped back & forth over the creek. I was sure pooped when we got back to the barn. Mom & Dad brought the horses in the barn, fed the horses & us dogs. I was out like a light on the settee in the barn 5 mins. after my supper.

OMG! Today winter is back! Sleet, wind & snow! Awful! Mom & Dad put the horses winter blankets back on them before turning them out this morning. Mom's horse would have just as soon stayed in the barn but Dad said everyone needed to go out to pasture & move around. After the barn chores were done, me & Dad took the Ranger to go check on our fire to see if all the stuff had burned up. Of course, it was cold so Wren went to the house with Mom. She is such a girl!

I spent most of the day helping Dad. We tidied up the barn, moved some shavings, cleaned the heated water buckets & filled all the bird feeders.

This week is suppose to be really cold all week. So that means a pretty boring week.
Hope all my dog pals stay warm & safe..............Shelby


Dogster Is Staying

February 22nd 2014 1:24 pm
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So good to hear that Dogster is staying. Not that Mom always keeps up with posting in my diarty or skips a week before checking up on all my dogster friends but we still LOVE having Dogster.

I don't think this winter will ever end. In Indiana this year we broke a record for the snowiest winter ever! AND the coldest I am sure! Mom has been feeding the birds & I help her every night. The other night I was excited to help Mom so I was racing across the drive to the garage to get the bird seed & slipped on the ice. OMG! I went sailing on my side for several feet. It was quite frightening. Mom was afraid I had hurt myself. Once before I was running in the wet grass, turned real sharp, slipped & wrenched my back. I yelped & couldn't get up. Mom & Dad had horses in the trailer ready to take off for a camping trip. I couldn't move my back legs & crawled to Mom. Mom was so upset. She told Dad to go on without her because she was taking me to the vet. Dad calmed her & me down & I quit yelping. Dad made me lay still for a few mins. & massage my back. Finally, I got up & was able to limp around. In a short time I was able to walk very gingerly. Dad lifted me in the truck & said I probably pinched a nerve & would be ok. It takes us about an hr to get to the horse camp & that gave me some time for the muscle to relax. When Dad lifted me out of the truck I seemed to be ok. But ever since that happened Mom worries I will hurt my back again when I slip or fall. But I was fine after slipping on the ice.

It seems every weekend Dad has to get the Ranger out & plow the driveway & the drive to the barn. Of course, I have to ride with him & help. AND Mom watches out the window & worries that I will fall off the Ranger because Dad never puts my harness on. But I hang on so she doesn't need to worry so much.

Today, (Sat.) it is in the 50's. Woo Whooo! Feels like Spring! Dad washed all the vehicles & scrubbed the garage floor. I wanted to help but Dad said I would track in & out so I hung out in the barn. Even the barn cat, Albert, went outside. Mom said he was so bored having to stay in the barn because of all the snow. I guess cats get bored too. I thought all they did was sleep mostly. Hmmmm......

Well, that's about all that's been happening around here. Guess it is suppose to get cold & snow more next week. I am sick of all this cold & snow. The horse pastures have been so wet & muddy that Mom won't let us go out there & play. We have had to play chase in the barn & end up getting yelled at for barking, running & being wild. B-O-R-I-N-G!

Bark at you all later............Shelby


Thank you to all my doggie pals!

January 19th 2014 7:45 am
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Wow! Mom got several e-mails of goodies/gifts from several of my doggie pals. Thank you, Chloe, Echo, Pety, Whisper, Dixie, Sophie, Gizmo & I hope I didn't leave anyone out! Thank you for the hugs---I LOVE hugs & the hot choc. hmmmm...........

We are having one of the worst winters in a long, long time. Record snow fall so far here in Indiana & record cold temp. We haven't gone to the woods to cut camp fire wood yet at all this winter. But then Mom & Dad have spent several weekends painting over at Aunt Nila's. I never get to go there though because Rosie, the Pit-bull, doesn't like me. :-(

We got another 2 1/2 in. of snow last night. After Mom & Dad brought the horses in, us dogs got to go play out in the pasture chasing each other in the snow. We had a ball & all came in panting & covered with snow. Mom had warmed some chicken cubes & poured over our dog food. Since I can only have dry dog food, Mom thought a little warm chicken broth would be good on a cold night. was good! Mom feels bad for me because I can't ever have any other food but dog food & certain dog treats because I have such a sensitive stomach. I love to eat too! Wren gets to eat ANYTHING & I get so jealous of that!

Today Dad got the Ranger out & me & him started clearing the drive-way. Mom & Wren were watching out the window. Mom gets upset with Dad because he never puts my harness on & secures me in. Oh, heck Mom, I know how to hang on! Mom rolled out the window & yelled for Dad to be careful with her "baby"! Geeze, Mom! I am NOT a baby! Dad yelled back that I knew how to hang on & that I was a 'sports utility dog'! I don't think Mom liked that too much though because she mad a face back at us! Me & Dad cleared our drive-way then went next door & cleared Joe's drive way. Dad said Joe usually has a little football gathering on Sundays. Joe's friends are elderly & Dad didn't want them getting stuck in Joe's drive. Then me & Dad headed for the fields in the back. Dad wanted to burn a big pile of brush & trimmings from our yard & Joe's yard. With the snow on the ground, it would be a good time to burn the pile. So I had a pretty busy morning while Wren stayed in a warm house. She's such a princess!

Well, it's getting close to lunch time & time for me & Dad to head for the house.

Hope everyone is staying safe & warm.............Shelby

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