Monday, December 2, 2019

Dallas Show - Intermission

I mentioned in a previous post that we had to put our old dog to sleep recently and I'dprobably be looking to bring the pack back up to it's normal level soon.

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


  1. Such a happy thing when a dog gets a home. Glad he's fitting in.

  2. That second picture is awesome. Well done, sir. Well done.

  3. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! And I love me some Men at Work.