is our dog! We have been thinking about getting a dog soon for the kids to enjoy, but had no real plans. A friend at school jokingly asked David if we'd be interested in a sweet Australian Shepherd a friend of hers had. The dog was so good at being a dog, she kept trying to herd the horses on her horse farm, which was getting in the way. The solution was to find her a new home :)
To David's surprise, when he came home to tell me about the conversation and laugh about how crazy that would be, I said we should go look at her and meet her. Our only other dog was David's childhood dog, Sunny. She was an Australian Shepherd and was a great dog, so we figured this would be the breed to go with, having children around!
When we met her, she was very protective of her owner, did not like men (David), and was unsure about the kids, but very good at sensing fear. Getting her home was fun. We went to Walmart and got a collapsible crate to put in the van and she rode all the way. She was very shaky when we got home, but we loved on her a lot! She was used to going inside and outside, and we felt so bad not letting her in, we let her have the front screened porch.
We also had to add a fence, so we went all out and got the white picket fence, which is really cute with our house! The kids love Ariel and her time is now spent herding children, not horses :)