It's been a year since I lost my dog "Duke" -- and not a day has gone by that I haven't missed him. I know some people get another dog right away, but I didn't really feel ready until now. I found Blue at the Johnson City Animal Shelter...and like Duke, he's an Australian Shepherd mix. I really like Aussies, they're a good size, intelligent, and athletic, with fun (often silly) personalities. I'm not exactly sure what he's mixed with, but he's got short legs and big meaty paws (I'm guessing he's got some Lab in him). I'm hoping he won't get too big! He gets his name from his bright blue eyes (and the fact that I'm a Duke fan, go Blue Devils!). It's been awhile since I've had a puppy (he's 4 1/2 months), so I'm rediscovering what it's like to have a shadow following me everywhere I go around the house and relearning the habit of putting my shoes and remotes out of the danger zone. So far so good...Blue is very affectionate without being excessively clingy -- he seems to be a pretty laid back dog. We've already played fetch a bunch today -- I'm looking forward to taking him out on the trails on Friday! It was sad separating Blue from his 'littler' brother at the pound -- he is mostly white (with lots of black and gray speckles), and shares a lot of the same characteristics as his brother. I hope he'll find a loving home - let me know if you want more info about him.
Click here for my "Tips for Dog Training" (I need to re-read that myself!)