Thursday, October 8, 2015

One of My Many Loves

I have been an animal lover as long as I can remember along with most of my family.  My husband and I have a soft spot for herding dogs, i.e. German Shepherds, Shelties, Australian Shepherds.
Four years ago, we rescued a Yorkie named Rascal.  We had our name on a waiting list for another Australian Shepherd, but it didn't look like we would ever reach the top of the list with the breeder so we rescued Rascal.  Within two weeks of Rascal's arrival the phone rings with the offer of a Blue Merle Aussie, male, and six weeks old.  We took the puppy and raised him, trained him and sent him out of the show circuit.  He is one major point short of a champion.  His name is Indy!

I have been working with Indy over the summer on agility training.  He is not a hot weather dog, so now that fall is upon us, Indy has perked up.  He enjoys our morning training sessions and is excited from the time we leave the house until we get started in the training field.  Tuesday, we had the opportunity to try competing on video.  We successfully completed our first attempt.  Below is the link to the YouTube that I submitted NADAC.
(Harry, on the left and Indy on the right)

We will be competing at our first trial on Friday, October 16th.

I know this is not quilting related but my animals are part of our family.  So many quilters have pets so I thought I would share my success.

Yours in quilting,


  1. He's a beauty and fun to hear about. I love watching agility trials, so amazing what those dogs can do.

  2. Indy is only in intro or novice classes at this point. I hope I can progress more in the Spring. The weather and my quilting business is preventing us from practicing now.