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.
First I want to thank Dogster for the honor of being DDP. It is an honor to be picked and I'm glad they like my adventures so much that they pick me!
We went to visit Emmie, Ali and Jan this weekend and it was a really nice weekend:)
We got there late on Friday so we just hung out downstairs til bedtime then we headed upstairs with mom and dad for bed. Saturday morning Emmie had her first soccer practice and I would have loved to see her, but it was indoors and no dogs allowed:( But when they got back Emmie played with us for a long time outside and it was so much fun! Then after she woke up from her nap we went for a walk on the trail near her house. Mom said I did very well listening to Emmie and walking nice on the leash:) Sunday we had more fun cause mom and dad hid Easter eggs for Emmie and we had an Easter egg hunt! Echo and I helped Emmie find all her eggs and then we played frisbee and ball and just had sooooo much fun! Needless to say I was very tired after my weekend with Emmie and I slept the entire way home and then dozed while we were watching TV. I was glad that it was finally a nice weekend and we got to spend a lot of the time outside having fun:D
Mom said this week the temps are suppose to drop back down again and I don't like that cause it makes my hip hurt more, but hopefully this nutty weather soon straightens out and we have warm weather all the time. As far as my plans for the week, we are going to the cabin later in the week and of course it's Easter so hopefully we get an Easter egg (don't worry not chocolate!). As always, if I have any fun adventures I'll be sure to tell you all about it. In case I don't get a chance to post before, me and my family want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and hope you get to spend some time with your friends and family too!
We went for our visit at Manor Care the other night and everyone was doing very well. We were happy to see Sarah was up and about and even had a new hairdo:) Barb wasn't able to go with us and mom didn't feel right leaving one of us at home so we were doing our best to behave for her and she said we did very well. But because mom was on her own, we only visited with the 2nd floor and Roy and she said we'll start with the 3rd floor next time. The 3rd floor doesn't always have the same people all the time cause it's rehab floor so hopefully no one missed us! After we were done with our visit we went to the barn with mom and it was nice to be there. Echo and I played while mom cleaned T's stall and cleaned her shoulder where Sophie bit her, but with due cause because T was being mean to Sophie. Horses!
The weather is getting nicer so yesterday mom took us for a walk then played with us in the yard. We played frisbee and then mom and I tag team to get the frisbee from Echo and I love when we play that game! Needless to say, I'm paying for all my activity yesterday cause my hip is a little sore. Not to worry, mom takes good care of me:)
Well, that's about all I have for now. It sounds like a beautiful weekend is on the way so I hope all my pals can get out and enjoy it!
Well, the weekend was not quite what I expected. I so forgot how much in disarray the cabin was when we left and it was even worse when we got back. The work Randy did looked beautiful, but all the furniture was stacked up and there was dust just everywhere from the sanding he did. It was raining when we first got there so mom had no choice but to let us in the cabin. I immediately found my way through all the mess to the bedroom and that's where I stayed except the one time when Echo got me to come out and then we both got in trouble for spilling the cat food. We finally did get to go outside once the rain stopped and I'm here to tell you, every one of dad's buddies was at the cabin and it was just total craziness. One guy brought his dog, Wolf, with him and that was nice cause Echo and I got to play with him. Mom was slowly getting the cabin put back together and it was like 11pm until everyone was finally gone and the cabin back to normal except for a little dust and dirt here and there and I was very happy to have things back and because of all the chaos I slept like a rock!
Saturday we went to visit with Clair and Velma for a couple of hours. Well, mom and dad visited with them and we hung outside on the porch. It wasn't a very nice day, in 50's and windy, but it was nice to be outside instead of stuck in the cabin. When we got back mom took us for a Kubota ride and we played in the woods for a little until mom got too cold. When we got back to the cabin a couple of dad's friends were there and we pretty much had someone at the cabin until about 1030pm that night. Our friend Pam came with her husband Dave and I always like seeing her cause she is very much an animal lover and gives us lots of attention:)
Sunday we kept the blinds pulled and that meant we finally had some peace and quiet. Don't get me wrong we like the company, but this weekend was just too much with the cabin being messed up and then a constant flow of people. Anyway, in the afternoon cause it was so nice, mom took us for another Kubota ride and we hung out in the woods for a while. It was so peaceful and the sun felt so warm while I was laying there watching the squirrels, it seemed to wash away the craziness of the last few days. When we went back to the cabin we had to pack up and head home. I'm really hoping the next trip is a little less hectic and less people!
Today I'm just relaxing and recovering from my romps through the woods. With my hips I get stiff and a little sore, but I can't help but want to run and play. Fortunately mom knows we well and after I play she gives me a pill to help me feel better:)
This week we have our visit at Manor Care and then we're going to see Emilie this weekend which I'm looking forward to so I'll be sure to tell you all about that.
Well, it's nap time. I hope everyone had a good weekend and can enjoy some of the nice weather I hear is coming our way!