Back in 2008 a stray dog by the name of Dozzer, a red cattle dog was sleeping on our doorstep when I came home from school one night. The poor old girl was puffing and panting and was simply seeking some water and shade. I spend all night out there with her as I have always been a dog lover only my parents were against having them as pets as we traveled a lot. Eventually it got dark and I hadn’t left Dozzers side yet, I somehow convinced dad to let her into the backyard for night and there she slept, chasing away the cats that stalk our guinea pigs and guarding our backyard. We had already decided that if worse comes to worse we will keep Dozzer, “She’s old anyway and we can’t just dump her at the pound” my dad told me. I was over the moon and selfishly hoping that her owners couldn’t be reached. However the very next day we reunited her with her family. Her owner was so relieved to have her back and I was glad to see the two of them soo happy although broken-hearted that my dreams of owning a dog had just walked away with the pair of them. Later that day dad made a remark to mum about how saving a dog from a pound would really be no different to keeping Dozzer if her family was not found.
|At work after my first day of my first Job (Dog Groomers)|
I started scouring the internet and one dog caught my attention. A scared looking Blue Heeler with no name, located in Ballarat. I called about her and asked all sorts of questions. Nobody knew anything about her, a lady had picked her up wandering along the Ballarat highway in the middle of no-where. Nobody had come to claim her nor had any new families come to meet her for possible adoption. I printed off her picture and shoved it in dads face, to my surprise the very next day we were driving down to Ballarat to meet her. We had her name picked out and everything ready for her arrival, there was no doubt in my mind that this little girl was coming home with me. I decided on Kiah (k-eye-ah) meaning from a beautiful place in aboriginal it seemed fitting, after all Australia is very beautiful.
|Kiah and I on her First day at Home|
We couldn’t bring her home straight away, she had to be de-sexed so we said our goodbyes and I spend a sleepless night hoping that dad would give me the day off school to go and pick her up.
|Snuggles after a long Day of Study|
We've been best buddies since, and in late 2009 came the newest addition to our little family. I met Brandon when I was in year 7 and we'd been close friends, by 2009 at the young age of 14 we figured out what we had could be so much more and started dating. Everything spiraled from there, it felt as though we'd known each other forever and everything just fell into place after that. With the support of each other to help us through we achieved things we never could have dreamed of and the best thing of all, Kiah approves, She likes everyone and is kind and gentle to every person who walks into our house unless she feels they're hurting me or threatening to me, then they have another thing coming (like a true Heeler she goes for the ankles) She has a very short temper for those she's not too fond of, doesn't take any crap, wont sit near them or anything but she will sit still for hours while Brandon makes her punch herself in the face with her back paws and slide her across the vinyl to sweep the floors. She will let him do anything and at the end of it all she doesn't get up and walk away pissed off and annoyed, she jumps us and gives him the biggest, sloppiest kisses.
Our little family couldn't be happier and this is what inspired my banner. The country couple with a Heeler by their side.
(Even made it into a sticker to put on the back of my ute)
So now you know our Story
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