Likes: Going to the barn to play with her friends. Snuggling with "momma". Having playdates with my Golden Retriever friend Tanner C.
Pet-Peeves: Dogs that try to push me around. People who won't play with me.
Favorite Toy: Rubber tug. I know it by name and carry it everywhere.
Favorite Food: Bacon and vanilla rawride bones.
Favorite Walk: To the park where I love to play ball and play on the kid's "castle" with mom and Megan.
Best Tricks: To get the horse from the corral. Get my towel to dry off from the pool. I know my toys by name and bring me them to my mom and dad to play.
Arrival Story: After we lost our first Aussie, Nikkita, of 14 years, we did not think we would want another. Not because we didn't like Aussies, but because Nikkita was such a wonderful dog, we did not think any dog could come close to helping fill the void that we felt after losing Nikkita. All that changed when my husband found Chloe' on the internet.
It was late November of 2006 when I found out that I had to have surgery that would put me out of commission for about 6 weeks. My husband thought that I needed someone to keep me company while he was at work so he started to search the internet, just looking at various Aussies. One night he called me into the home office and told me to look at something. When I looked at the computer screen and saw that adorable little face staring back at me, I knew she was meant to be with us. We immediately emailed the lady who had the puppy to let her know we were interested. After a few phone calls, it was done. The pup would be ours and we would pick her up in a week. The only thing was, she was in South Carolina and we live in PA! The owner did agree to meet us in upper NC so that did help.
A week later we made the trek to NC and picked up our little "bundle of joy". She was very shy at first and cowered back in her crate for the few couple hours of the ride. However, by the time we returned home, Chloe' was comfortable with me and my husband and snuggled close as we sat on the sofa that first night. That is how our precious Chloe' came into our lives.
Bio: Chloe' was born September 16, 2006 (two days after my husband's birthday) in South Carolina.
She has 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Her mother is a blue merle and her father a black tri.
Chloe' began training in herding and agility at the age of 18 months.
She loves all animals, especially the barn cats that she likes to chase everywhere! She especially loves playing with her friend Fin, a Border Collie, at the barn. She enjoys going on trail rides with me and my quarter horse Tequilla. She will bring Tequilla in from the pasture when it's time to ride. She is quick to pick up on all commands. She LOVES to swim!! Her first summer with us, she was hesitant to get into the pool, but once she did, we couldn't keep her out. Now she swims and dives all summer long.
This was about the most boring weekend ever! The only fun I had was Friday evening when all the neighborhood kids came and played with us. We played for hours with Anna, Miranda, Dane and nother neighbor boy. I had a lot of fun with them, but my Saturday and Sunday stank!
Saturday mom and dad just laid around and watched TV all day. Now I know the weather was crappy, but still, we could have went for a ride or something. Then Sunday mom and Echo went to search training and I was stuck at home, again doing nothing. I sure hope I get to do more this week. Mom said I might have a visit at Country Meadows, it depends on whether or not dad gets the grass cut today (which it isn't looking good cause it's raining... again!)and if not, then mom will have to cut it tomorrow so that means no visit for me:( Okay, I'm done pouting now.
I've been hearing stuff when mom and dad watch the news and it sounds like some people are getting hit really bad with tornado, hail, rain and all that kind of bad stuff. I'm thinking of all my pals who may be in that mess and praying that everyone will be okay. If you're going through that, hang in there and POTW with you!
Tuesday I had my first visit of this year with Danny and boy did I ever have fun! We played frisbee for a long time and then he took me for a long walk. He was a little shy with me at first because I haven't seen him since last November, but after a few minutes, it was like we didn't miss a beat. Mom was surprised how much energy I had and that I didn't tire out on Danny this time like I usually do. And I had a special treat cause when we went for a walk, I got to see my Brett:) We walk passed his house all the time, but I never see him. This time he was outside so I got to say Hi. I only had a second though cause Danny is a boy on the move and wanted to keep walking. I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to see Danny again next month!
I haven't done much since my visit. Last night mom took Echo to Manor Care cause it was her turn and needless to say, I wasn't happy. But I guess fair is fair. It still didn't keep me from pouting when mom got home. I was pouting so much that mom called me "pouty puppy".
I don't think we have much going on this weekend. We are actually home for a change, although I wish we were going to the mountains. Mom said it's suppose to rain off and on this weekend so maybe we'll get to go for walks between the rain?
Well, I gotta go take my morning nap. I hope all my pals out there have a great weekend and stay safe in whatever you do!
First I want to wish my mom a Happy Belated Birthday! Her birthday was Friday, but we were in the mountains.
Our trip to the mountains was pretty uneventful this time. We went up Thursday afternoon, but it rained so we didn't do anything that night. Friday mom and dad cut grass so we played in the field, that was until it rained. It rained the rest of Friday and all day Saturday. We did go for a ride with mom and dad to Burnt Cabins where they went antiquing. We had to wait in the truck though:( Mom and dad's friends, Dave and Pam, came over Saturday evening. I REALLY like Pam!! She loves dogs and I laid with her on the sofa almost the entire time she was there. She can come again anyday:) Sunday was a little better. It finally stopped raining, but was windy and cold. We did get to go for a ride in the Kubota later in the day and that was fun. But I rolled earlier in the day and I was all stinky. You know us dogs, if there is something stinky around, we're gonna roll in it! Mom wuoldn't let me on the sofa or bed cause I stank. I was really upset about that, but I guess it was my own fault. Monday we headed home. Poor mom got really sick on the way home. As sick as she was, she still gave me a quick bath when we got home so I didn't stink and could get on the bed and sofa. I love mom for that cause I didn't like not being able to cuddle and sit with everyone. Dad cut the grass and mom laid on the sofa, making occassional trips to the bathroom. I made sure I was by her side every minute in case she needed me. Mom felt that bad that she went to bed like 7:30 or something like that. All I know is that it was still light out. Dad was at some meeting so us dogs stayed in the bedroom with mom.
So as you can see, I had a pretty boring weekend, but at least we got to go away.
Mom said tonight I have a visit with Danny...Yipee! I like having visits with Danny cause I get to play ball and go for a walk. I haven't seen him since like last year cause he doesn't get visits in the winter because of the cold so I'm really looking forward to it. Mom has a visit at Manor Care this week and it's Echo's turn, but I'm not sure who she'll take sice Echo has search training on Sunday. But as always, if I do anything exciting, I'll tell you about it.
Well, that's all for now. I hope everyone had a good weekend without rain!