Friday, March 25, 2011


So, we had a visitor the last couple days.

Nicholas' friends Nick and Doose were going to Arizona for Spring Training for a few days and we volunteered to babysit Nick's Australian Sheperd, Isley.

Wikipedia describes the breed as "highly energetic."  Wikipedia defines understatement as "a form of speech which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected."

She was not around long before a bunny, lulled into a false sense of security by Leo's general lack of interest, met its maker.  For the remainder of her stay, every time we opened the door she bolted like a sprinter out of the blocks, circling the entire yard in pursuit of those wascally wabbits.  Alas, they were quick learners.

Leo seemed to enjoy the company, rolling around and wrestling and trying to keep up.  At one point he was either considering mounting or sumo wrestling her, I'm not sure which.  He probably wasn't sure either.  He was sort of pushing up against her with this weird sort of bow-legged stance.  Problem was he was approaching her broadside or face-to-face like the great, romantically inept doofus that he is.  Oh well.  Like master, like dog.

We proved to be poor babysitters.  The first evening she seemed to be going in and out of the house constantly.   It was raining like crazy and we assumed she was just whining to get access to the bunnies again.  Then she was coming around and whining and we assumed she just wanted someone to play with her.  A few pee spots and scattered doodie in our bedroom proved otherwise.  So, the first evening did not go entirely well, but she settled in somewhat and was a good dog for the remainder of her stay.

This evening she's gone; her master returned and picked her up this afternoon.  We'll have to watch Leo for signs of depression.


Blogger Denise said...

She had the cutest ears! They moved all around, flopping, rotating. She made Leo act like a big puppy.

----by The Carpet Cleaner

March 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger khanten said...

She is extremely cute. Too bad about the bunny. It's a cruel world!

March 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Garage Sailing said...

That dog is adorable, but her expression says, "Crazy."

March 26, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger BJackie said...

Bummer about the carpet - but damn she's cute.

Hmmm. I had been considering an Auzzie Shep for our next dog. But now I'm reconsidering...

March 28, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

You have to talk to my friend Diana who got 3 of them (sibling puppies) at the same time. I told her she was CRAZY. And now she is! Though they love them to death.

March 29, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

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