Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dixie Look-a-Like-a-Kelpie

Awesome Aussies
Shirley is a cross of Australian Cattle Dog and Kelpie, another tough, tractable, medium-sized herding dog from Down Under. Since both breeds in her background are very athletic, it's not surprising that Shirley is an agility champion with many titles. Her owner is David Coggan of Belmont, Queensland, Australia.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bookin' it at the dog park

Tripawd Party in Mesa

We finally met some fellow tripawds this weekend! We met up with's Renee, Jim and Wyatt Ray (who were making their way through Arizona to Texas) and Eleanor, Tevis and Chuy from Mesa. Coloradans Ted and Mary happened to be in Tucson for work and drove up just to meet us. So nice! We all played at the Quail Run Dog Park, a large dog park with nice shade (bonus!) in Mesa.

Dixie did really well with the other dogs and bonded with Chuy right away. Chuy is missing the same leg as Dixie.

Wyatt is definitely a crazy Shepard puppy but he was very sweet and so handsome! Wyatt is missing one of his back legs.

We all shared our tripawds' stories: car accident, cancer, abuse. It was wonderful to talk to others who can relate to our experiences. Adam and I told Dixie's story on camera for Renee. Hope I wasn't too negative — "I thought Dixie was going to die!" — and gave some good advice — "Don't blame yourself and go to for support!"

Dixie and I ran into a tripawd in our neighborhood on Friday. I told him about and our meet up. His dog gets carsick so they couldn't make it out to the party in Mesa. I hope he joins the site because we'd love to have a North Phoenix tripawd party!

Friday, April 2, 2010