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This section will be devoted to your Aussie stories. Please tell us your story about your Aussie and you. Just type up a story either by email or in your a text editor and then email it to us. You can add a picture if you want, just 1 please. Do not edit the picture as we will edit it to fit into the website ourselves. Make your story complete and precise but as short as you can. No vulgar words of any type will be posted. By you sending us your story and/or picture along with it you give us the right to post it on this website if at anytime you wish it removed just let us know and we shall do so. Give the title to your story, your name, your location as in City, State and Country if not the USA, story and picture if you have one. We will post it as soon as we can if all within it checks ok to post. IT MUST BE ABOUT a experience with a Australian Shepherd or it will not even be considered.

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My Rescuer, Daisy May
by Linda McCune
Warrensburg, Mo.
Daisy and Me

With no hints of the change in my life style to come all appeared normal, nothing seemed adversely different in me than any other day so I had no idea of what was to come this night. It was nothing more than a typical evening around here, watching the television as we normally do and playing with our Aussies prior to going to bed.

Around 9pm I decided I would go to bed, it had been a long day and I was tired so off to bed I went. Our Aussies at the time we had 5 that has now changed to 6 wonderful wiggle butts most generally stay in the house with us at night and this night was no different. Off to bed we all went. My husband would come down later after watching his show.

All was good I was sleeping just fine as was my husband, no concerns noted. I am in my mid 60’s which makes me have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom nothing unusual for me to do this.

It was around midnight when I got up to do my thing as I have done many of time before so it was that time of night. I got up to go and felt light headed but not bad. I went and did my business.

When I started back to the bed I got extremely dizzy and went totally limp, I had no control over my legs or arms and fell to the floor. Landing face first on the tiled floor. Later would find out that I had broken my nose, pushed it up in to my sinus cavity a little along with other bruises and concerns.

I laid there on the floor unable to get myself up, legs would not work, arms would where not able to push or pull me up. I could not scream or talk, body functions where gone. There was blood all over the floor I was laying on and all over myself. Fear had set in I had no clue of what to do, I could not yell to get my husband to come and help me. The thought of, “this is the end” started coming to me.

About that time, I felt something brushing on me but I could not roll over to see what it was as I could not move and the lights were out. Then my face was being licked and I knew it was one of our Aussies, it was Daisy. She licked my face for a bit then laid beside me for a brief time. Again, she returned to my face licking and whimpering. Suddenly, she just left and I thought to myself was that the last thing I will see?

At that point, the light came on and my husband walked in to the bathroom and saw me on the floor covered in blood and un able to move. Called 911 and I was off to the hospital, saved but terrified of what had happened. It boiled down to me having a Diabetic seizure/comma type experience, did not even know I had Diabetes.

After all was over my husband explained to me that Daisy had jumped on to the bed and was jump, licking on him. Jumping off the bed and back on it a few times. He figured she wanted out so he got up to let her out. But she would not come to the door. Daisy would run to the other room and comeback he said she just keep doing this so he followed her and that is when he found me.

I truly believe if not for my little rescuer I would not be here. I love my little girl more than ever for her insight to understand and know I needed help and do what was needed at the time. The good Lord and my Aussie where with me that horrible night my praise and love for both will never diminish.

Tillie, Momma’s little Girl.
Waltzing Matilda of Holly Hilltop
by Nettie Grimes
Berger, Mo.
Tillie, Waltzing Matilda of Holly Hilltop

9 months old...

She sat quietly for 10 seconds for a treat!

She is a bright and energetic dog. I want to get a video of her running when the mud clears. She is really fast. She has an elegant almost regal prance when running along at slow speed.

If I am carrying a load of towels or anything, I have to give her something to carry, too.

She wants to go everywhere with me. She's learned so many words.

She has a mind of her own and can be quite mischievous. But...she is a sweet girl. She has trouble understanding that she is too rambunctious for some people. She is really listening better. I find if I say, “Tillie, look at Momma,” before giving a direction, she listens better. Having her sit before she comes in front outside calms her down, too.

She is a spunky one and really bright. She tried to have a bossy little temper at around six months and I had to get pretty firm with her. She is much better now.

Do all Aussies do that tilt their head back and forth thing when trying to understand you? It is so cute.

She was hiding behind the corner of the playhouse one day waiting for me to say, “Come on,Tillie. You can have a piece of candy.” Candy = a couple of Cheerios.

When she gets a small Milk-bone dog biscuit, she wants two and wants me to hand them to her. I pitched them on the floor next to her one day and she looked at me with astonishment. She waited for me to hand them to her. She takes both in her mouth at once and heads toward her bed to munch on them. Jim laughed and said, “I don't think you are training that dog. I think she is training you.”

She may be a little spoiled. It is my fault.

It have discovered that an Aussie's temperament is very different than a Sheltie's.

They are not better or worse...just different.

I am crazy about her.

Epifania's and Maya, Competition Day.
by Epifania
Lake Saint Louis, MO.

I recently recieved a note from Maria about Maya and Epifania. They have had Maya in training and sent me these pictures and this note: “Maya won her first puppy show. She came in first for all bread and 2nd for puppy class. We are so proud of her and when she gets older she is going to be going into agility competitions. We can not wait to see what she will become in the future”.There is no other reason I can think of than the above for doing what we do, the smiles, the pictures and the stories recieved from people we have meet over the years makes every minute we spend with our Aussie's and thier friends and ours 100% worth it.

Scout, a Bundle of Joy.
Bryan Burger and Scout
by Bryan
Sioux City

Scout has been a great addition and blessing to our family both here at home and at my work. Scout was supposed to be an outside dog but Janice tells everyone that he is our "outside dog" that never spends anytime outside. She is somewhat correct but not entirely. Scout goes outside with me most everyday but he has never spent the night outside. He loves to be on the go - rest is not in his vocabulary unless it is dark outside. At the end of a hard day of play, he finds his place of rest either at the foot of our bed or lying on the living room floor resting up for the next day of "work". You were absolutely correct, Aussies must get plenty of exercise.

Livi is all the time teaching him new "tricks" or commands so that he becomes more obedient within the family. Sometimes, during the process, she even ends up with a 50 pound "lap" dog which can be comical. Scout has been on many family camping trips with us and has grown to love this favorite past time of ours, especially if he can make new friends, whether human or pet. He is not partial to one or the other.

When it comes to work, I am fortunate enough that I get to take him with me everyday and he gets to enjoy his second family that loves to play with him. If you recall, I own a landscape business and each day, he gets to go out to the different job sites that we work on and interact with the "guys" (aka my employees), customers, and sometimes the customer's pets. They all treat him like he is family and are always looking out for him and rough housing with him - he loves every minute of it. They have even commented that he never wears out and they don't know how he can play so hard for so long. I think he has more stamina than the Energizer bunny!

Since he goes with me on a daily bases, he does not like to be left behind. He knows when I am getting ready to leave and he will beat me to the door many times. If I walk out the door for just a minute and he gets left inside, he will sit there and whine until I come back in. He is so much like a kid that it is not even funny.

Everyone that meets Scout is absolutely amazed at how well behaved he is and how well he listens for still being a pup, I have been very impressed with how well he minds while being off leash. Rarely do I keep him on a leash or on a tie out and he stays right with me. Shortly after we got Scout, I received material on a job site and after about 30 minutes on the job, the delivery person asked what I did to make that dog follow me everywhere I go. I think the answer is simple, I love him and he loves me.

I have received many compliments on how beautiful Scout is and that his eyes are just precious. I have to agree, his eyes will make your heart melt. Very seldom does he get a bath because he is not a big fan of them; however his coat stays shiny, gorgeous, and soft just by brushing and a daily dose of fish oil. For anyone considering an Aussie, I would have to say that yes they are heavy shedders but with some TLC grooming it is not as noticeable as I would have expected.

I could go on and on about Scout's traits and characteristics that make him special and unique to us - constant licking, "nub" tail, jealousy - but I mainly want to say "Thank You". Thank you for giving us the opportunity to own one of your pups. Scout has truly been a bundle of joy in our lives so far and I can only imagine what this next year will have in store for us. I keep up with your website regularly and keep watching for your new litters. I have recommended you guys to several people after they have fallen in love with Scout. Who knows, maybe we will even entertain the idea of getting a second pup from you someday. Have a blessed 2020!


Bryan & Janice Burger

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