Check out how some of
those that have found families are doing, these dogs are so
talented, they write to us.....
My name is Bucky Thomson, and
today is my birthday. I am one year old. For the pass ten
months since I left River Runs Kennel, My home has been in
Royal Palm Beach with my Mom and Dad, Jon and Linda
Thomson, and my Aunt Jeanette.
My parents and Aunt tell me I
have added a great dimension of love, smiles, and happiness
to their lives, since Kevin Gillum of Buckeye Plumbing gave
me to Dad for his 63rd birthday.
I have to admit, I'm a little
spoiled. That big basket of toys in the living room is mine.
And I still check each time Mom comes in from shopping for
what she bought me. (Usually there is something for me.)
Every Saturday I go to work with
Dad and see all my friends at Buckeye Plumbing. There I am
a Star! My picture appears in the yellow pages ad, and in a
local magazine ad.
All in all, I've had a pretty
good life here. The training wasn't so bad. Mom says I'm
stubborn sometimes, but I know how to get around her. Those
smiley looks and wet kisses work every time.
The only compliant I have was
the last visit to the vet, Dr. Baker. I thought Dad said I
was going to be tutored. Was I wrong!
Thank you Mrs. Michaels for my
great start in life.
Alicia, Jerry and Timmy of Lake
Wales here with updated pictures of Rhed Canyon.
We drop by your website often to
see new cousins of Canyon. He is doing great!
Loves the pool now; goes to
hockey and soccer games; loves to catch Frisbee & jump!
He is getting much better on his stranger manners and will
play by himself when we are busy. He is crate trained,
and trained to stay in by himself while Grandma is at work.
He picks Timmy up from school w/ grandma and loves when it
is "boys play day"; he gets to play with his many
human friends outside. He listens whenever he is
called, and knows when he is in trouble. He is an
absolute dream and we are hooked on Aussies!
Thank you so much for your
thoughtfulness when we were thinking of buying an Aussie.
Alicia (Jerry, Timmy and of
Just a quick note to let you know how much we love Zeke,
and how much we are enjoying him!!!!! I think his little legs
have grown 2 inches already. He has been to the vet for his
first shots and is due to get his rabies shots. He
started puppy training 2 weeks ago on Monday.
Yesterday he was a pretty big stinker in class!! but
today I practiced healing, sit and stays with him, once in the
morning and again after dinner. He looked great!!!
His color is so beautiful, the brown is darker now and his
hair is just starting to grow a little. At first he
would not lit us brush him, he would take a flying leap off of
the couch!!! Now it doesn't bother him.
I took him to the dog park last week and he did not know what
to do with the little dogs!! He is used to his big sister
(Jasmine, the Doby, and Godiva, the weimararaner, and Pearl,
the golden) He and Jasmine are so good together, they
wrestle all day and half the night. At first he was
sleeping almost thru the night but the last 3 days he woke me
up at 2 am. I took him out to pee then put him back in
his crate. he barked bloody murder until 4 am, until I decided
to get up and shower for work. Someone at work suggested to
leave him out of the crate after he pees, so I put him to bed
with me and we both got a little more sleep!!! I hope he
lets me sleep tonight, cause I work in the morning. I work 6
am till 6:30 pm at Cape Coral Hospital. Jasmine had a
rough week last week. She has not been to training school in
about 4 months, so she started back 2 weeks ago. She refused
to do anything and set down like a mule. The instructor
had me take her off the floor. Then last week she got
bit by something in the yard. When we went to bed she was
fine, but when I got up her face was swollen HUGE and her eyes
where swollen shut. I gave her 3 cortisone pills
before I went to work and my husband took her to the vet. He
did not see any fang marks so he thinks she got stung by wasp,
and possible got them in her mouth. She was stung about a year
ago and was covered all over with hives. The vet gave her 2
shots and some cortisone pills. Well 3 days later she
pees in my bed!!!!!! and I mean pees!!!!!
She sleeps right on my side every night. She never got up at
all so she must have just peed in her sleep. So
she went back to the vet to see if she had a UTI. She
did not have an urinary infection, and she got her yearly
shots on that visit. Needless to say this has been
a crazy few weeks!!!!! Well I won't bore you
anymore, but just wanted to let you know how much we all love
Zeke, and enjoy him so much, Thanks for such a beautiful
Merry Christmas! Just wanted to give you an update on
Boomer. He continues to do well. He has had a wonderful
Christmas...all the dogs got toys, but somehow Boomer ended up
with all of them. He is a very tired, happy boy today.
He is an incredibly good-natured and happy boy. He and
my 7-year-old collie-mix Skye have earned the nickname
"The Two Bubbas of the Apocalypse" as they are
always together playing, getting in trouble, or just plain
having fun. It is fun to watch the two of them go
tearing around the yard or wrestle. However, I've come
to the conclusion that I
don't know how anyone with less that an acre raises an
Aussie--I have 1.74 acres and the two of them use ALL of it in
their daily games.
Boomer was neutered as agreed when he was six months old.
The doctor did such a good job that Boomer didn't even seem to
be in any pain. I gave him the pain medication just to
slow him down a bit so his incision would have a chance to
heal. He shows great interest in Frisbees, soccer balls,
and tennis balls. I can't decide whether he will be a
more awesome Frisbee or Fly Ball player--he is good at both
and shows a lot of talent.
All in all, Boomer is a wonderful pup. Thanks so much!
Wishing you all the best for the holidays,
...and Boomer, Skye, Koko, Maile (the
old frail sick cat, who gets
along great with Boomer) and Haiku (the young spunky cat
who is the
third Bubba of the Apocalypse)
was searching online for Australian Shepherds to see
pictures of dogs like "Canyon" and low and
behold...there he was w/ Canyon!!! We loved your site
and have a recent picture of Timmy & Canyon, below.
Canyon also wanted you to know what is going on with him...
Hi, Aunt Julie!
love my home with Timmy and my parents, Jerry and Alicia.
I even have my grandparents around to love me too.
I love to play with my boy, Timmy. We play in the
pool and he taught me all by himself how to jump in the pool on
the count of three. We spent endless summer days
swimming and exploring. Now that he is back in
school, I help him with his homework and his afternoon
snack. I play hide and seek with him. He thinks
I don't know where he is, but I always find him. My
mom takes great care of me and I love when she gives me
a bath. She always blows me dry and brushes my
hair. She does try to keep my teeth clean,
but that toothpaste tastes funny. I also have
Frisbee time with my dad everyday when he comes home from
work. When he comes in the door, I barked,
jump and howl so he will take me outside and play
Frisbee. I love to run and jump to catch the
Frisbee. He throws it just right. Every
Saturday I go with my family to Timmy's soccer games.
I am the team mascot. I even wear a yellow bandana for
his team. I go with grandma to school everyday to pick
up Timmy and sometimes his friends come over to play.
They think I am pretty smart and I show them my tricks.
I feel like I am part of the 'cool' dudes club.
do have some manners I am still working on. My parents
are working on my stranger bark. I am a little too
intimidating towards strangers ringing the bell. Mom
says I am a B-, I used to get a D. I listen real
well and I am still learning commands. I know what
ball, Frisbee, sit, stay, come'ere, stop and how to read my
owners body language; especially when I play a bit too
owners are looking into doing agility shows. Mom
thinks I need more work, but Dad and Timmy think I am ready.
I am! I am! I will keep in touch and tell my birth
parents hello for me!
Let me know if the picture is
not ok. I will try to get more pictures of Canyon for
Thanks for your love and hard
work for Aussies. We truly couldn't have found a
better addition to our family.
I can't remember life without
Alicia, Jerry, Timmy and Canyon
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