Cute Australian Shepherds are my weakness. I’ve been an Aussie mom for nearly 22 years, and they just tug on my heart strings. I want to treat every Australian Shepherd I see and scratch its butt.
So Monday, after visiting with the adorable Mocha, I stopped in at my friend Susie’s to visit with her two male miniature Australian Shepherds. Which is to say, they’re just a little smaller than your average Aussie.
But Susie’s Australian Shepherds looked … different. I’ve hung out with Wylie and Tuffy before. In fact. Wylie has snapped at me. At ME! The treat bringer! Turns out he’s a jealous dog and doesn’t want me to pet Tuffy. Treats are the great equalizer. They’re both my best pals, now.
Do you see what’s different? Tuffy and Wylie had been to the groomer earlier in the week for shaving. Evidently they’d gotten into something gross (they live out in the country at the edge of nowhere), and it couldn’t be bathed away. They’re the strangest looking Aussies I’ve ever seen, all shaved to nothing.
But I didn’t want to undo all of Susie’s hard work by giving the fluffless babies too many treats. After all, Jones Chews are meant as a dessert for dogs, not a meal. So I left a small bag of treats with Susie and headed home. To my own Australian Shepherd mixes. Who love treats.
I’ve treated quite a few Australian Shepherds over time. Let’s look at some of the pretty darlings?
So! If you’re considering getting your own cute Australian Shepherd, do your homework! They’re the perfect size (between 40 and 60 pounds), the perfect face (who can resist those eyes?). the perfect coat (fluffy! *squeeeee*), and the perfect intelligence. But PLEASE do your homework!
Until I write again …