The people who rented the house that is 1 1/8 mile from the farm had an
Aussie/ACD bitch and they moved out and abandoned her. We took her in and
she presented us with 8 Traveler pups.
I asked Sandra if she wanted one, and she said two. One for her family and
one for the neighbors.
Last week amid the arrangements for my vacation and taking Sandra her pups
and one for a friend of mine in Arkansas, the phone rang and it was Dolores
Butcher, calling to ask if I still wanted a pup. She said that I would
have to come get it since it was too hot to ship. Ron's family reunion was
to be held not twenty miles from there, and we would be passing within ten
miles from her house (with an empty puppy crate, ) So we now have Susie Q,
a gorgeous tri female with the foxy little face that sheltie pups have, and
Durango, a male pup that we brought out here for a man from Durango CO,
who happened to call while we were there.
I will let Sandra tell you about her pups. We had a wonderful visit, but
it was too short.
My friend who got the other pup has a 13 year-old son who is interested in
squirrel hunting, (and there is a big NKC hunt there every year) She will
have a chance to see what she can do :-). She was one of the smallest pups
in the litter, a tri with LOTS of blue and red freckles ( from the ACD).
When the puppies ran and played, she always bit the other's heels and
grabbed their tails, so she not only looked the most ACD, she actred most
like one too. My friend also has a goat and plans to get more.
I talked to Dolores this morning, and she still has three sables, two
females and one large male (that has a red nose, and light eyes) and one
tri. The clear sable female looks very much like my daughter's Dixie, and
the other has more black tips than many of the Augie descendants that I
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