Monday, December 31, 2012



"Missy Mercedes"



"Missy Mercedes"



"Missy Mercedes"


Health & Happiness to You & Yours in the 2013 New Year, The "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012 Gone By

Yes there had been Christmas at our house, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".  Some were more "spoiled" then others at our house.

I, Bandit, being the "top dog" of course always seems to get the little bit extras, however there had been a little competition in the way of one of his favourite boys this time around.

"Really now, which boy do you think was the the most "spoiled" in this collage of photos?"

Yes, everyone LOVES the Bandit boy !

Bandit of The "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

First Day Of Winter Celebration

"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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Making The Rounds

"Not one bit fazed by the cold East Winds.  Just trotting around "making the rounds" and strutting my stuff."

"Mom let that Missy Mercedes girl out too.  I had to run, run, run to keep away from her...darn well tuckered me right out."

Bandit of the "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Of Past

"Christmas 2011 ~ Merry Christmas with a big old "Checkerboard Aussie" grin from Bandit, a "Ain't I Styling" look from Lexus and "I am really not impressed" from Missy Mercedes."

The "Checkerboard Aussies", Bandit, Lexus & Missy Mercedes.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Missy Mercedes 2011

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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hanging With The Crabby Cabbie

Our Human Dad, Rob, is The "Crabby Cabby".  He always has an Van as his totally "awesome" Crabby Cabbie vehicle and we ....

".... all jump in it every chance we get."

Us "Checkerboard Aussies" LOVE us some rides out and about the country side, or even a quick jaunt into town and back would suit us just fine.

Did you know we had our very own FACEBOOK page too?  We do so !  The link to it can be found by *clicking* right HERE.

Bandit, Lexus, Buddy and Missy Mercedes, The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Sunday, December 9, 2012

My Brother Came A Visiting

"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."

Signed, Bandit.

Bandit, Lexus, Buddy and Missy Mercedes of The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Saturday, December 8, 2012


The "Checkerboard Aussies" have their very own Facebook Page now !  We are all so excited our Mom put us up on Facebook!  Can you imagine how excited us Aussies can be?  pretty "woofing" excited  !

Come on over to Facebook to "LIKE" our page by *clicking* HERE.

Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Missy Mercedes, The "Checkerboard Aussies"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Face of Innocence

"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".

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Catching Some Snow

"Nobody is watching ... let's catch me some Snowflakes"

~ Bandit November 27th 2012 ~

Bandit, Lexus, Buddy & Mercedes, The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Friday, November 30, 2012

Meet The "Checkerboard Aussie" Gang

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

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".