In addition to our one house dog and fish tank we also have a plethora of farm pets. Some are rescues, most are permanent farm residents, and some were purchased or bred to be raised humanely for food for our family. All are VERY LOVED!!!
Watch a video of our farm from Dec. 2015 here:
I wasn't able to give him my complete heart right away as it was very broken. As God healed my heart Fez won it and by March 2014 I was sure he was the dog for our family. The kids began training him and he caught on to every trick right away.
He loved being a farm dog and guarding and herding all his animals. He made me feel safe on the nights Brian had to work late as he would bark nonstop at any movement in or outside our yard. No one was going to get by with Fez on patrol!
Now he is doing great and LOVES all his kids. He has gained all his super smart Aussie confidence back. He no longer runs or cowers in fear but greets all our friends with a warm welcome. He is submissive-natured and has been a great buddy for all of our foster dogs and puppies!
In Memory of Shaka's Story (RIP):
After months and many almost heart-breaking decisions of bringing her back to the shelter she finally broke from her submissive-urination issue (when a dog, in excitement or fear, will urinate on themselves when looked at or touched). Once her confidence was built she was the most awesome dog EVER!
Being my only baby she was very spoiled, I was like a soccer mom, but with sheep herding (yep, we seriously learned how to herd sheep together), agility (she was a natural) and pet therapy (we were trained and licensed as a pet therapy team and visited institutions and hospitals to bring the suffering joy). She spent many years being a mommy to homeless, orphaned kitties and puppies and was amazing at transitioning to a home full of human orphans!
Posted by Shannon
Soli Deo gloria - Glory to God alone