Monday, 24 April 2017

Introducing Moxie and Banjo

She is brown and he is black with a dusting of cocoa. They both have some
white areas on their coats.


We have two new additions to the homestead. Meet Moxie and Banjo. 



We drove about an hour down the Coast on Friday to collect them. 



They are two months old. Their mother is a short-haired Border Collie and their father is a white Kelpie. Both parents are farm dogs, working with cattle.



20 comments:

  1. Awwww, so cute!! Double the love, and maybe double the trouble? Enjoy the bonding process. :)

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    1. There will be cases where it is double the trouble no doubt. What I am enjoying is learning more about normal puppy behaviour by watching them interact.

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  2. A couple of decades of excellent company right there - wonderful.

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    1. Yes we have missed having canine company. What is great about having two pups is that they keep each other occupied for such long periods. Of course there is the other side too - making sure all shoes are out of reach, saving pot plants and so on.

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  3. Oh you are very wise getting two pups Sherri. What great companions they will be to you for many years to come. Will they be working dogs? I have a soft spot for Kelpies and Border Collies. :) X

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    1. Seeing the two of them together reassures us that we made the right decision in getting both of them. The behaviours that look like puppy naughtiness when you have only one puppy, for example racing off with a shoe and running like mad when you chase them for the shoe, makes sense when you see the two pups playing together. They are constantly picking up a puppy toy and running like mad while the other chases them to take the toy and then they play tug of war til one manages to get the toy away from the other and then runs off with it while the other takes off in hot pursuit. Of course we are very careful not to leave shoes lying around where they might get them.

      Sally I think it is more likely they will be companion dogs than working dogs. Now my husband has retired they will be good company for him while I am at work.

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  4. OMG! Cuteness overload! How will you ever get anything done now... surrounded by such sweetness? :-) I just want to reach through the interwebs and give them big smooches!

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    1. Well I am definitely practicing slow living now, as everything I try to do is punctuated with puppy interactions. I have lost count of the number of times in the last few days I have looked at them and thought that would make a great calendar photo. (You know the sort of calendars you see at the beginning of the year that are full of photos of puppies and kittens.)

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  5. How adorable! I love the names. Have fun getting to know your pups.

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    1. Thanks Julie. Banjo was named for Banjo Paterson. Moxie's name came about because I like the word - it means courage, fortitude. She certainly does have more nerve than Banjo.

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  6. Aren't they gorgeous. We lost both our dogs in the last few months and l miss having a dog around.

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss Jay. Our dog Chloe passed away just over 12 months ago. She also was a kelpie collie cross and she was a gentle, friendly girl that was loved by all.

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  7. Sherri we had a Border Collie when the kids were growing up. He had the loveliest eyes and was a great pet for the kids.

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    1. My ideal dog would be a chocolate and white long haired Border Collie. Don's idea dog would be a red cloud Kelpie. So Kelpie/Collie cross keeps us both happy.

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  8. Hope you will all have a happy life, together...

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  9. They are both gorgeous, Sherri. Lovely that they have each other, they can make much mischief together! They are going to keep you "entertained" and laughing for a good many years, I think. Meg;)

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    1. They are very entertaining Meg. I refer to them as my free to air TV.

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  10. Dogs really are great pets. Congratulations on your new additions. Look at those gorgeous little faces. You are in for so much fun with them.

    Kylie

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    1. Thanks Kylie. I have been pleasantly surprised because I thought that two puppies would be twice the work but it turns out to be half the work. They keep play with each other all the time and keep each other out of mischief.

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