A week ago Becky, the rescue liaison of Chilton County Humane Society sent me a photo of a white and black puppy: “Australian Shepherd. Female. 12 weeks old. Can you take her?”
So pretty. Of course I’d take her. Then Becky kinda sorta mentioned that she was one of a litter of five, all girls. Now, one thing I can’t bear is to break up a litter and leave some behind in a kill shelter. Take one, take them all. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I saw how beautiful they all are!
These puppies are very likely mixes, as they have tails, and most Aussies do not. They are white, the natural throwback of Aussies, but what else? I’m not sure. Weeble and Wobble look a lot like Brie and Marcel, whose mother is a purebred Border Collie. Maybe that is it. But Wiggle and Waggle kinda remind me of Jack Russells. I’m not sure. And truthfully, I don’t really worry about such things. My primary focus is to make sure that my puppies are well rounded, with good temperaments and happy spirits. That certainly describes these girls! They have an extensive photo album, but let me introduce you to them briefly:
Wiggle is the one in the litter with the most pronounced tan markings. She has a full facial mask, some body markings, and a brown tail with white tip. She is always trying to pull my shoes off my feet. Her collar is pink.
She loves attention and is the one in the litter who tries the hardest to get into your lap. I think that she may have some Jack Russell in her, but in a good way! lol She isn’t hyper, just smart and interactive. Adopted
Waggle has markings similar to Wiggle, but they are lighter, more fawn than tan. She is foot for foot with her sister Wiggle. Her collar is pink with a floral print.
Waggle is a gentle puppy. Like Wiggle, she wants to get in your lap, but she won’t push her way over the other puppies. Instead, she depends on making eye contact with you. Adorable! Adopted
Weeble is predominately white, with fawn markings on her right ear. Her right eye also has a dark marking in the inner corner. She likes to carry around large sticks. Her collar is striped.
Weeble is always taking in her surroundings. When it is nap time, she is the last to fall asleep and the first to wake up! She prances around looking for adventures.
Wobble is the whitest and smallest of the litter, with just a touch of coloring on her left ear. She wears an orange collar.
Wobble loves balls. She came around the corner carrying a fresh orange in her mouth, which looked lovely against her orange collar.
Wannabee is the only tri-colored puppy in the litter. She wears a red collar.
Wannabee looks more like a border collie than an aussie. Not only that, but her energy level is a bit higher than her sisters, so perhaps her daddy was a border collie!!! I love to play with her name: “I wannabee a border collie! I wannabee the center of attention! I wannabee…..” well, you get the idea! Adopted
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This litter is really a joy. They are very easy going, not overly demanding, and happy to play with each other, spend time with us, or take a nap. What more could you ask? They are fascinated by the hole that has been dug by the Border Collie litter, Kai, Kaz and Kona. When they climb into it, their heads just peek out! It is so deep I think if you listen carefully you can hear Mandarin Chinese!!!
Today Wannabee arrived. Poor pumpkin has been stuck at the vet’s since she got here. We noticed immediately that she had a hernia. It was a fairly complicated one, so the vet wasn’t able to deal with it immediately. When Wannabee arrived, I figured she’d be thrilled to see her sisters. Wasn’t I surprised when she gravitated toward the border collies Kai, Kaz and Kona. She must figure that she looks more like them anyway, so she’d just going the gang! Too funny!!!
February 21st Update:
Someone, I believe it was Serena, donated a starter agility kit to Gisele. Knowing that I have nothing else to do with my time, she gave it to me. Having watched the video of Boomerang the Lab learning agility with Betty’s daughter, I got inspired and got the tunnel out today. I figured it would take a while to get them to go into it, and even longer to go through it. Silly me! Within 5 minutes, all the puppies were running through the tunnel. Weeble likes to run through, likes to wrestle in it, Kai thinks it is a great place in which to get out of the sun, and Chicabowow the chihuahua???? After just 5 minutes, he would run through every time I said, “Tunnel” !!!! I kid you not! Gisele says that is only because he has been hanging out with Border Collies!