This little puppy is absolutely precious. On Sunday morning, I pulled puppy duty and watched the little fluff-ball for a few hours and we had a ball. Thor immediately took to being comfortable around the chickens, which is great because he needs to be trained to not attack them from an early age.
I stood in the yard with Thor and my jaw dropped in amazement as the little puppy went into automatic herding-watching mode per his innate abilities.
He sat and kept a close eye on the chickens.
Even though Thor had the entire yard to his tiny self, he choose to stick to a position where he could keep watch over the chickens.
And the funny part was...the chickens knew he was there and they appeared to be influenced by Thor's presence.
Today, Stefie took him for another visit to the veterinarian who said the dog is on the small side and probably will not reach 20 pounds, but he has a hefty amount of spunk for such a little thing. He played vigorously with Howdy; they ran and ran in circles around the house, jumping over Liyla laying on the floor, as if she were a hurdle.
Howdy loved having the little guy for company and to match his high energy. However, they also shared a few moments of chilling out.
Thor's fur is so soft and fuzzy, just like Howdy's has been in his first year of life. Then, the fur begins to change to a coarse double-coat that is weather-hardy. But, I think an Aussie's coat of hair is beautiful, all the twists and turns and curls...beautiful and shiny. However, the cuddly puppy coat of fur adds to the mini-dog's adorableness!
It's a wonderful thing to have puppies! Thor is a welcomed addition to the family. Since Belle the Yorkie has moved away with Stefie and Brice, she now has a friend to keep her company. Belle had been in the dumps at times because she apparently missed being with Howdy and Liyla every day. Dogs do enjoy having a companion, just as people do.
Even though that puppy is pretty darn cute, my Howdy is fairly precious in his own right.