What??? They're for me??? COOL!!! (Baby Casey sees "her"
Casey was previously known as red tri female #3...this little girl headed for her new home in Manitoba with new
"Aunt Kim" & "Mom" Teresa
This page is an upside down (chronologically) on-going "journal" as she grows
and shows Teresa & Shawn how versatile an Aussie really is!
"Don't mess with the gate watcher!"
First you bring them home...then you keep them away from the
Then you get a cuddle from "Dad" and go watch and see if he
needs more help in the barn!
and Mom loves to take photos of me being a good girl!
Hello! It has been forever since I have sent Casey
pictures so here are a few. I get terrible cow pictures so couldn't send any of
those but she is doing AMAZING! Very aggressive, hates the stubborn ones, hates
when there is anything "out of place", loves to go to the head and LOVES doing
chute work! She is incredible and I can't imagine a time without her. I want
MORE AUSSIES! Are you having a litter this fall/winter??? I would love a red
merle and I think I can even talk Shawn into it!
Started bringing cows home
from pasture today. Casey was in her glory! Rounded up a huge
group all by herself (with a bit of direction from her dad). Didn't
miss a single one. She hates when they don't listen to her. Wish I
had videotaped this. It was impressive.
She really wanted to go hard
with these two but listened well and calmed herself down to take
them where they needed to go.
The meaner the cows get, the tougher Casey becomes. She
doesn't like to lose! Loves to go to the head and "compete." I wish this picture
wasn't blurry. Of course, she won. She is so quick and so smart. 98% of what she
does is pure instinct/intelligence/genetics. We have given her very little
"herding training." I think she is pretty amazing. To me, the sign of a true
herding dog is the dog who can go out and instinctively know what is needed,
watch her environment and her master and figure out what she has to do. If you
have to teach instinct, that kind of defeats the purpose of working bred dogs.
Or maybe I am wrong and it's not stock dogs in general but Aussies specifically
who are so amazing. ;) I don't think we will ever be without one. She goes
everywhere with us and I trust her in any situation at any time. Love my
Mikatura Aussie. Thank you!!
February to April
Well, maybe next week when I've grown another half inch?
No? Oh well, let's see what we can do now!
told..."Casey is growing! And her personality has changed so much in
the past week. We LOVE her, she is soooooo gentle and sweet with us
but definitely shows her feisty side when she gets playing with
other dogs. I've brought her with me to two of the obedience classes
that I teach and she was awesome! She is very smart and has
picked up on everything we've taught her very quickly. We will
also be starting a puppy class on Monday and maybe beginner Flyball
Time off for our "model", swimming!!!
July & August
At a cattle show, showing off Casey as the new "poster" dog
for the ranch!
(Underlined names in the following pedigree are links to photos
and/or more information about that dog.)