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.
Ok, now I know Dogster isn’t working cause they named me a DDP 2 days in a row! I saw it was an error cause my life is not that exciting, but I do feel honored (error or not) and I thank Dogster for the double DDP!
I wish I could live up to my two DDPs but posting something exciting about my weekend, but truth is, I didn’t do much. I did get to go swimming every day which was lots of fun and I did get to meet the newest addition to the Waple/Eppley family...Sadie. She’s a Goldendoodle and cute as a button! Very submissive to me and Echo, but after a little while she got use to us and we got to run around the yard and play a while. Mom had to be with us though to be sure we didn’t get too rough cause Echo and I tend to do that. Mom said we were very good with Saide:) She did take some pix, but right now with Dogster not working properly we can’t get any pix to post. As soon as that is all fixed, you can be ready for a flurry of pix cause mom still has some from NC to post.
Other than swimming and playing with Sadie, I didn’t do much. Mom and dad were gone most of the day Saturday and then we did have a little cookout Saturday evening (that’s when we met Sadie). Sunday mom and Echo were gone most of the day for search training so I just hung out in the AC with dad cause it was HOT outside!
I don’t know if I have anything on my calendar this week or not, but I do know something is up. Mom was fitting me with some sort of collar last night and it had this big thing on it with two little prongs that I could feel on my neck....this can’t be good! I did hear dad say that mom better get control of our barking and going in the neighbor’s yard all the time or he will...yikes! I think the collar was a shock collar of some sort, but I did hear mom tell dad he is NOT allowed to touch it and she will take care of getting us to stop. Mom said it has a beep warning, vibration warning and then the shock. She’s pretty confident she won’t ever have to get to the shock part and I hope so too! I know mom is very apprehensive about using it, but to be honest, if she doesn’t and dad does, it will be much worse so I’m glad mom’s on the task. I know, I know, we need to stop barking when were told and we need to stay in our yard, but hey, it’s hard sometimes!
Anyway, that’s about all I have for now. I’ll be sure to let you know if anything exciting happens and I’ll keep you posted on our progress with the collars. Have a great week and bark at you all later!
I got in major trouble last night and it was all my fault too.
Lately I've been taking to leaving the yard and going to the neighbors house. I went to visit Anna grandpa one day while he was sitting on the porch and last night when I saw a car pull up, I went over to say hi even though mom told me to stay. It wasn't just me cause Echo went too, but she only went cause I told her to. But that's not what mom was really mad about. She was furious with me cause when she called me to come back I didn't. I know! I know! I can't do that, I have to always come when mom calls and I don't know why I do the things I do sometimes. Well, I do kinda know why I go over there cause whenever Anna is there she calls us over to play so in my mind I figure I'm allowed over there whenever someone is home, but mom said that is NOT correct and she is going to talk to Anna about calling us over. Anyway, last night cause I didn't come to mom when she called, after she did get me back in the yard she tied me out. Can you believe it?!?! She tied me out like some criminal dog so I couldn't escape. I was so embarrassed and not happy that I had to stay in one place, but I guess that's what happens when I don't listen. I'm gonna try to do better and hopefully I won't get in trouble anymore!
Not a whole lot has been going on around my neck of the woods since my last post. We did go swimming a few days last week which is always fun, but I pay for it later cause my hip hurts. Mom tells me not to jump off the side and to go in the steps, but I don’t listen so it’s no one’s fault but my own. Mom told me if I don’t stop jumping and running like a nut, she’s not gonna let me swim so I better stop cause I love to swim!
We did go to the cabin this past weekend, but we didn’t do anything really exciting. Following mom around on the tractor while she cut grass Friday evening and sitting out by the fire later in the night was fun. Saturday we did go for a couple walks and it was nice sitting in the woods for a while. I did enjoy walking down to the small bridge up from the cabin cause mom let us go in a swimmy for a little. I wish we could have gone to the big swimmy hole in the Bota, but it started to rain so that was a no go cause mom was afraid it would storm and definitely no swimming in storms! We do a lot more walking now since mom and dad have their fitbits and I don’t like that much. First off, cause of my hip I can’t walk that far so they always drop me off and keep on going. Second, because they walk so much it means less time in the Bota:( Mom said they’re trying to wait until we are in the cabin before I get my hip fixed cause of the steps and I’m okay with that cause honestly my hip only hurts from time to time and I don’t want to have that surgery cause it sounds like a very long recovery and you all know I can’t stay still for more than a few minutes when I want to play! Anyway, we did go to the property and mom and dad staked out all the buildings and I was standing inside our barn and house...well what will be our future barn and house that is and let me tell you, the house is huge! It will be sooooo nice to only have one floor and no more steps! Saturday night it rained so we couldn’t be outside and Sunday was the usual with us getting home in the early evening.
This week we had visit at Manor Care and it was really nice to see everyone. A couple of the rooms were really hot and I minded it, but I was sure to still pay attention to the people cause I know seeing me makes them happy:) Mom said we can go swimmy the rest of the week as long as there are no storms cause it’s supposed to be hot all week. I just have to remember not to jump and run like an idiot or mom will make me go in on the leash or worse...stay out all together...YIKES!
Well, that’s about all I have for now. Hopefully Dogster soon gets running smoothly cause I want to see what some of my pals have been up to.
BTW, if anyone knows how to get in touch with Zaidie the Westie, please let us know. Mom lost her info and she’s no longer on Dogster:(