Well, that didn't take long. The City of Norman has a wonderful animal shelter. Unlike most municipal shelters it is a no-kill shelter. And they do a great job of making information available online regarding animals they have on stray hold and also up for adoption, There have been two dogs on stray hold I had my eye on, an Australian Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees. I swung by on Saturday to see when they were coming off hold and going into the adoption program. It would be close to a week more for both.
The Aussie was described as high energy and, in the end, I decided to not wait on the Pyrenees since I really didn't need another 120 pound dog in my small farmhouse. So, what did I do?
I came home with an Australian Cattle Dog.
This is Merle. He is 3 years old and, boy howdy, is he a character. Good natured to a fault, but wants to be right next to me constantly and complains loudly when he can't be. He is smart as a whip and, even after just two days, is learning the household rules. Our Great Pyrenees, the eminence grise of the household, it not impressed but tolerant. Our Golden Retriever-German Shepherd mix seems to sense that Merle will be a playmate and they are slowly working out how to interact with each other.
Anyways, I'll post more about the Dallas show later in the week. I've got a work presentation this week and I need to get my notes together.
What I am listening to: Down Under by Men at Work