She’s a miniature Australian Sheepdog (recognized by the American Stockdog Association, but it’s too new a breed to be recognized by AKC).
She’s adorable. She’s so smart. She has approximately 20 different playtoys. She knows the names of all of them and will fetch them according to name. “Get your chewman” and she’ll get the chewman, “get the dragon” and so on.
Included are two “spiny balls” that are identical except for color. One is named “pink” and the other is “purple”. She will get the proper one when told to “get pink” etc.
If I tell her at night that she gets to go to the office with me in the morning, she remembers. She gets wild and won’t let me forget that I promised to take her (on normal days she knows she doesn’t get to go and is reasonably calm, or as calm as an aussie could be, accordingly).
She knows that when I spell something it must be something about her, because it doesn’t matter what I spell, she goes ballistic wanting to find out what it is, Is it a new toy? Is one of my doggie friends coming over? TEll me!! TELL me!!!
She “talks” at me if I have forgotten to fill her water bowl, or if she wants outside. It’s sort of a combination of a bear cub growl, and a slight low pitched whine.
If it’s water, she’ll talk and then “punch” the cabinet doors below the sink with her paws.
Okay, so. She’s also neurotic and behaves as if there is pure amphetimine in her veins instead of blood. She’s addicted to her “boomer ball” (a hard plastic ball that she plays “soccer” with in the back yard).
She loves to be petted and scratched, but despite the fact that she enjoys a good rubdown and nice hard scratching, if you brush her even with the lightest gentlest touch, she acts as if she is being tortured.
She hates movies. She watches them and is convinced that the noises and creatures on the screen are going to get her at any moment. She sits there with her ears pinned back, staring at the screen and shaking like a little leaf.
Anyone else have a truly awesome adorable dog?