Pet of the
01/29/2013 09:14:12 AM
This week’s pet is Gracie, owned by
Brenda of Negaunee.
Says Brenda: I adopted my 'baby girl' from the Upper
Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter a few years back when
she was just a pup. She is an awesome dog, SO SWEET!
However, she is Australian Shepherd, which makes her an
excellent herding dog. And she is also extremely needy
Every morning as I walk into the kitchen, after just
rolling out of bed, she stands up and puts her paws on
my shoulder. I tell her, "'good morning & what a
beautiful girl she is" while I scratch behind her ears
and give her a hug. If this routine is deviated from in
any way, the consequences will be swift. I have tried to
by-pass this step while trying to get to the bathroom
quickly and been rudely reminded that she is a 'herding
dog.' This reminder comes in the form of being hit in
the back of the knees while still half asleep and ending
up on the floor. Totally my fault, she is operating on
her instincts and I was just operating on a weak
I try to get up and continue walking to the bathroom,
(which is now a mute point), but find it very difficult
because I am being followed by two dogs & two cats. All
I can think about is 'Thank God the bird is in her
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