"The First Day of Winter arrived in full Swing with unsettled Weather and Snow here "Just North of Wiarton. Thursday Bandit rolling around in the green going into the very next Friday morn with heavy wet snow."
"Should anyone own a Checkerboard Aussie, they would surely know how much they LOVE the Snow ... right down to the last Snowflake."
"This 1st Day of Winter was being celebrated with an Annual Christmas Photo Shoot. What a perfect background the Snow provided."
"Yes it was time to do our Annual Season's Greeting photos. Bandit his usual, "knock it off with the camera will ya" look along with a huge grin."
"Out into the wood shed Lexus went to help her Human Mom to collect a bucket of wood. There are squirrels in here somewhere I just know it !"
"Time to pose "pretty", but really I am sure there are squirrels over there somewhere."
"Blowing a bit of "steam" off before my photo shoot. No no no ... okay take it quick cause I am a busy girl you know."
"Merry Christmas & All the Best in the 2013 New Year from The "Checkerboard Aussies".
"We didn't forget Buddy ! His Christmas Photo Shoot is scheduled for Sunday when his Human Rob is home with Cindy. What a handsome boy he is, yes?"
Knowing how everyone can get a lot little overwhelmed prior to and over the Holidays, we thought everyone could use a little doggie advice ....
Season's Greetings from The "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes.
It was just over a year ago now that I, Missy Mercedes, came to my new FOREVER HOME "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard". Um, that might not be right as we could move some day, so maybe it should be rephrased to say "live with our "FOREVER HUMANS" ???? That sounds about right.
"Missy Mercedes 2011"
I am getting to be a big girl now, as a whole Year and a bit has passed now. I LOVE my FOREVER HUMANS, Cindy and Rob, as well as Bandit, Lexus and Buddy. However Lexus and I tend to "get into it" from time to time, but girls will be girls as you well know.
Buddy is still a little rammy for me, but that is because he didn't begin life with our FOREVER HUMANS like the rest of us did. *Sigh* I am sure he will adjust eventually, as you do know how boys can be, don't you?
Bandit? well he is just a big old push over. Everyone knows that, don't they?
Signed Missy Mercedes of The "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes.
"My Humans and I were pretty "Over the Moon" last night, as my human brother, Paul, came to visit us. I always give him one of my biggest smiles. He was pretty tired as it had been pretty late when he had arrived, so we really didn't get any quality play time in together."
"This morning had been a totally different story, as we were all happy happy to "hang together". We even got outside to do a bit of catching and fetching together, of course after a bit of bonding went down first."
Bandit, Lexus, Buddy and Missy Mercedes of The "Checkerboard Aussies".
"This is Bandit,who is of course the Top Dog around our place. See that look of innocence? do not trust it as since he has been feeling better the past couple of weeks he has been a "huge" pain in the butt. Our dear Lexus girl in now in a "heat" cycle, causing our Top Dog much grief of almost going out of his mind, and giving cause to me almost going out of my mind with his pining and whining. The look of innocence here can be quite deceitful. Ha ! I am please to announce, that after today we should have two proud "Checkerboard Aussie" parents by the first part of February."
Stay tuned for more Adventures of the "Checkerboard Aussie".
Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes, The "Checkerboard Aussies".
Welcome to The "Checkerboard Aussies". We are four beautiful Australian Shepherd dogs who are cared and loved for by our owners, Cindy and Rob Roth. We live "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard". Our Cindy blogs all about where we live and what goes on over there HERE.
Let us introduce ourselves.
"The top left photo is Lexus, top right is Missy Mercedes and bottom right is Bandit. The face in the photo directly below is that of Buddy."
"By the Way, to keep things clear Bandit is the Top Dog Reindeer in this Pack."
Let us share a little more about ourselves with you.
Bandit: Blue Merle Australian Shepherd Male, Born July 2005.
I was purchased as a Puppy from an Ontario Breeder.
Lexus: Red Tri-coloured Australian Shepherd Female, Born November 2009.
I was purchased as a Puppy from an Ontario Breeder, non-related to Bandit.
Buddy: Blue Merle Bi-coloured Australian Shepherd Male, Born 2010.
I was purchased privately May 2012 from a Family who loved me
Originally purchased in 2010 from a Registered Ontario Breeder.
Mercedes: Black Bi-coloured Australian Shepherd Female, Born 2011.
I was purchased as a puppy from an Ontario Breeder.
We are all non-registered, however Purebred Australian Shepherd Dogs. Bandit, Lexus and Mercedes came from a history of registered parent dogs. Buddy himself is a registered dog.
We do not show or compete, finding no need to be registered as we are Pets to our Owners. Any of our Offspring will be sold as pets, and will not be Registered.
Our owners only allow us to be bred once a Year, which in turn produces an offspring litter in the Spring. Buddy and Mercedes have been too young to breed up until now, however Bandit and Lexus have been proud parents of two healthy litters in 2011 and 2012. All their pups are still enjoying their Forever Homes.
Our Offspring will not leave to go to their new Forever Homes until they have been de-wormed, received their first shots and have passed a complete Vet Check at 8 weeks of age.
My owner, Cindy, does have a list began for people who are interested in purchasing one of our Offspring in 2013. Deposits are required and accepted. You may contact her by Email to inquire further about this at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who are not familiar with the Australian Dog, such as us, please find out more by *clicking* HERE.
Stay tuned as we will be posting photos and goings on in our four lives here time to time, as well as any photos of our offspring their Forever Home humans send our way. We hope to have a Guest post from one or two of our Offspring's humans from time to time too !
Bandit, Lexus & Buddy & Mercedes, The "Checkerboard Aussies".