Things have changed around here a bit! My roommate has been looking for a new dog after the passing of Sam. I say 'looking', but really, we pass time by looking at puppy pictures… we never SERIOUSLY looked. It so happened though that a 15 month old female border collie fell into our laps. Dixie is a failed cattle dog, in that she was supposed to be able to go into a cattle herd and instinctively know what to do with no real training. While she has the instinct for it, her herding abilities were not being harnessed and she was spending her life on a tie-out. So Dixie has waltzed into our lives as our new little foster girl.
Unfortunately, Dixie isn't going to be the next forever dog in this house. She is truly lovely, but she needs a home that is willing to work her to her full potential. Right now she'd like to herd the little dogs in the house, and that's something we're unable to put up with. Although she's mostly fine with Epic, poor Bailey seems to draw her wrath. She does respect Tucker, the large dog, and would no doubt be fine in a home with larger dogs. She would be a great agility prospect, but is probably a bit drive-y for flyball. She is very toy motivated, and is as cuddly as can be. Dixie is truly a people dog, and although she does like to romp with Tucker, she is most happy cuddling up on the couch or running around the yard playing fetch.
Since Dixie came to us, she has learned to 'sit' and 'down', and is learning about her crate. She settles VERY nicely in her crate, and sleeps there peacefully at night. She is also working on housetraining, as she was previously an outdoor dog. She is also scheduled for a spay on January 5th.
So, if you know of anyone interested in a beautiful, sweet, lovely little sports or working prospect… give me a shout!