Who are we?
My name is Cooper. I’m a five-year old Australian Cattledog of the Red Heeler variety. I just found an article on Wikipedia about Australian Cattledogs… I had no idea we were such an impressive breed! My family bought me as a puppy from a man at a rodeo. He had kept me in his small kitchen alone every day… I guess he didn’t realize how energetic a working dog is. I’m pretty sure I wrecked that kitchen.
I was in a bachelor’s paradise with Dad and his three sons. And then when Dad fell in love with my now mom I realized my calling was to be HER heeler…. and drats, her cats’.
Salutations, my name is Jack… often known as Tuxedo Jack, for obvious reasons. I have a few other names which you’ll discover as you read our posts.
As a kitten I lived with a family who thought I should be an outdoor cat. What were they thinking? I decided to move, and explained my plight loudly next door. My now mom finally took me in. SHE knew I was an indoor cat. It’s impossible to keep this beautiful coat clean when you sleep in the dirt.
Over the years, I’ve lived with a cockatiel, a guinea pig, hermit crabs, fish, mice, a hamster, a Blue Heeler and three different cats; but training Cooper is the most exasperating!
Hello, my name is Buffy. I’m named after Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I used to suckle my human mom’s neck. She hoped that naming me after a vampire slayer instead of a vampire would help. It didn’t. I was adopted as a kitten by my forever mom shortly after being rescued from a construction site (who leaves kittens at construction sites? ). I’d only known her, her son and Jack until we moved here. And THEN I learned about D.O.G.S. My new dad is awesome, but why he ever thought having a dog was a good idea I’ll never know.
We’ve been together now for three years, and just moved from suburban Southern California to a family ranch in McCall, Idaho. Although Cooper still tries to herd Jack and me, we are tolerant of his shortcomings and I only have to hiss at him two times a day now.
Who are we? Join us on our adventures and find out!
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