The above definition of ‘durable’ aptly describes
what an Australian Kelpie is supposed to be.
A hardworking pooch.
However, after ten to fifteen minutes of
chasing a rope around the backyard…
…the only thing Candi wants to do is sleep.
Somehow I don’t think she would have made it on the farm.
She even strikes this pose on a sunny day in mid-winter.
And back in the day I think I could have outlasted her in summer.
She may be following Taji’s lead though.
Sixteen and eight weeks since they became ours,
….no way Candi would acquiesce to Taji.
Until the vet told us they would not
kill or hurt each other,
I feared that I would be digging
grave for a very small dog.
Candi will do anything in her power to…
to instigate any form of play which
will burn off some energy.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, Taji has no
chance of catching her .
a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.
You could be forgiven for thinking it was a little more
than a state of active opposition or hostility.
More like open warfare when they were younger.
Candi, our Kelpie, loves to play fetch, catch
or whatever you wish to call the game.
Eyes on the rope only…
and she manages a catch quite regularly.
Her goal is achieved.
And without leaving home we can
exercise her regularly during the day
and we achieve our goal also 🙂
three or four times a day.