Australian Shepherd
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Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Meekers, Meekoman

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

September 13th 2006

puppies! he also likes to hunt lizards-he "pounces" on them

having his nails trimmed

Favorite Toy:
rawhide & stuffed toys

Favorite Food:
chicken & treats but he eats everything he can find!

Favorite Walk:
in the woods so he can hunt lizards & suirrels

Best Tricks:
helping with new puppies, wonderful off lead heel, sit & stay, great recall

Arrival Story:
We found Meeko at Animal Control with Bonnie & Clyde--I went back to look in the kennel they were in & saw what looked like a little old dog, all wet & dirty. The only reason I even noticed him is that he "talks"--he so wanted to come out too. We almost named him Meetoo! He is the most mellow Aussie ever & he is our "greeter". He makes the rescues comfortable during transition. He's also great at rounding them up:)

Meeko is the sweetest gentlest dog ever & can make friends with anyone. When he's happy to see a dog or person he bends his body in half while wiggling & "talks". Too cute! He loves to please & just a joy. He follows his hero Camo everywhere. He is a blue merle & does have dark grey merling but it's hard to see-he is silvery on his throat, between his toes & on his muzzle & sometimes people think he's old. He's a head cocker & a heart stealer:) Meeko had his first seizure May 4th & a second July 24th--now on anti- seizure meds--potassium bromide. My poor baby.

Forums Motto:
adopt a rescue!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 23rd 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Punky found a
Layla's been
Kiki was
Brodie was
Kodee was
adopted! Hello
Tango's been
Callie was
Bear was
adopted !!!
Mijo was
Lilly was
Max was
Blaze was
Mia was

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What it was like...

my story...

November 17th 2008 10:50 am
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When I was just a little puppy people took me away from my mommy & brothers & sisters--they put me in the car & took me to a scary place full of sad dogs--some were old & some were young--it was so cold & I missed my family & wondered what had happened. It was crowded, noisy, stinky & some of the dogs were sick, some wimpered in pain, most barked a lot, but the worst part was that it smelled like fear & despair. At night I huddled together with the other puppies trying to stay warm on the cold concrete. In the morning the lady would come with a big bowl of food & then she'd hose off the mess we made & get us soaking wet--it was so cold! We cried & jumped at the chain link gate to get the lady's attention but she was always busy. Once in a while though, she'd put her fingers through the holes & her touch felt so good--but we knew she was sad too. The lady gave us lots of food since she knew we'd have to fight to get any but sometimes we were still hungry. The food was hard & not what we were used to. If we fought too bad she shot us with the hose to break it up--so we were wet most of the time & our noses stung from the smell of the place. We knew something was very wrong but just waited hoping our mommies would come for us since that's what us little puppies do.

One day two new people came & everyone thought they were there for them & we all barked & cried with hopeful joy! First they let two of my friends out & I was left behind but then they came back to look in my kennel again so I wiggled with joy & cried to them to please take me too! I was so excited when they opened the gate again & let me out! The other dog's sad hearts must have broken a little bit more when they only took us. They still barked but it had lost that hopeful sound.

We were the lucky ones--so happy to get out into the sun & feel the grass--it was wonderful but we were scared too, we weren't sure we were safe so we wagged our tails & crawled on our bellies toward the people to show our respect & graditude. The people touched us gently & it felt amazing! They picked us up & put us in a car on a blanket that felt so soft & warm.
We drove a long way & tried to sleep but the ride made me sick & I lost some food. No hose! When we got to our new home we had our first warm baths & we smelled so good...they fed us wonderful food-- each with our own bowl! We were happy & we knew everything was okay now & we were home. We had warm soft beds & the big dogs welcomed us, played with us & showed us around--we learned to go potty outside & not in the house-this was our first time ever in a house! Camo made us stay together & broke up our puppy fights & Moxie taught us how to hunt lizards. Emmie made us be good & let us know we were safe. Our new people taught us about collars, leashes, took us to the vet & we even learned to "take walks"! We learned a lot since then & are so very grateful to be out of the scary place where dogs are sad & lonely. My mom hopes people will care about all the forgotten sweet pups who so desperately need homes & someone to love them.

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