Blue killed a lizard that has been living in our backyard for a long time. I’m not sure what he plans to do with it, but he has proud of himself.
I felt bad for the lizard. Also, I think Blue Tailed Lizards are pretty. That’s right, I said it. I like lizards.
Blue is an Australian Cattle Dog and he loves to put things in a group. That boy will herd anything.
Blue is now trying to herd bees. He stares at them while they are fluttering around the flowers, but if they try to leave the area he pounces and nips at them.
I tried to explain to Blue that bees are an important part of the ecosystem, so he should leave them alone. Also, getting stung by bees is painful. However, Blue is ignoring my advice.
I need to find some cows, sheep, chickens, cats, or small children for Blue to herd. He needs help to channel his herding drive.
I got to wondering what my dogs would be like as people. This is what I came up with.
Ben is a Great Pyrenees and the laziest dog I have ever seen. I think Ben would be a mid-level office worker that spends all his free time watching T.V.
Blue is an Australian Cattle Dog. He would make a wonderful drill sergeant, because he loves barking out orders and telling everyone where they should be going.
Joey is a Labrador/Pyrenees mix. He is hyperactive, stubborn, and goofy. I can picture Joey as an excellent high school P.E. teacher.
Norton is a terrier mix. He may be the smallest dog in our family, but his brothers never mess with him. He has a big attitude. I think Norton would be a successful politician.
Buddy is a Rottweiler/Beagle mix. He is all about fairness. In fact, if Buddy sees one of his brothers being mean to another brother he will jump into action and defend the one being wronged. That’s why I think Buddy would be a social worker.
Hilary Lewis describes Australian Cattle Dogs as loyal, tenacious, intelligent, independent, active, hard working, protective, courageous, possessive, suspicious of strangers, aloof, stubborn, and as having a dominate personality streak.
Australian Cattle dogs are great, but before you decide to adopt one you need to know what to expect. They are not easy dogs. Without proper training, an Australian Cattle Dog can wreak havoc in your life.
If you are considering adopting an Australian Cattle Dog, I highly recommend this book.
I have an Australian Cattle Dog, so I was laughing and shacking my head the whole time I was reading it.