I own a Cattle dog who is a bit strange. They are unpredictable as a breed, and part Dingo(Australian Wild Dog), so they are a lot different from your average domestic dog. This animal is also known as a Queensland Heeler, and sometimes if grey, called Blue Heelers. Some people even refer to them as “Velcro Dogs”, because they never leave the side of their master. Mine generally sticks to me like glue, and stalks me with a tennis ball in his mouth. All he wants to do is PLAY, PLAY, PLAY…. It can be exhausting, not for him, but for me.
I met a young woman in Sedona Arizona who actually said to me: “I am an animal intuitive, I read the mind of dogs.” I raised my eyebrows in disbelief and said: “I understand my dog too. He only has 8 levels of thought. They are: Food, Run, Ball, go Outside, Poop, Pee, A dreaded Cat, and Sleep.” It is a simple life, and God Bless him, he deserves it. He gives me the unconditional love I’ve always wanted. My “Good Boy” never judges, and never looks at me with a critical eye.
However, be forewarned these dogs are weird. My dog sits at the pantry door, where HE KNOWS the food source is, and he grunts like a pig. I am serious he snorts when he wants food. If he is bored, he gives me a deep whine, and he stares at the door. If my husband and I are talking a lot he lets out a mournful sigh…. THAT MEANS SHUT-UP ! If he gets excited he give one yip, and that means he is having fun. Oh, and if I throw the ball in a direction that he hasn’t predicted, he growls like he is exasperated. It’s funny to watch and sometimes he has me laughing.
Lately, he gets “physical” with his play. He is only a 55 lb. dog, but he can push me over, and even knock me down. These animals are used to working with cattle and horses, and they are tough. Heelers are a herding dog, and will get really frustrated when a group of people split up. When my husband takes a nap, he lays by the door, until he wakes up. He keeps tabs on us at all times. If you are paranoid at all, and it gives you the creeps to be followed, DO NOT GET A QUEENSLAND HEELER ! (Your paranoia will become real.) I really don’t mind, I think it’s fun to be needed. He’s our boy, strange or not, we love him.
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