Gypsy has had to learn that there is only room for one type of dog on this farm...an obedient dog. Maya learnt sitting on command after one 'lesson', but Gypsy is always so excited, it took her quite some time to learn that she won't get a bone unless she sits first. And I have to say it quite loudly and authoritatively, "SIT!" Duncan calls her 'The Woof' because of her unfortunate tendency to bark at night.
During the first year of her life, Gypsy has had a number of adventures including being bowled over by a ram, nearly run over on numerous occasions, going to the beach for the first time, and being sterilised. She has enjoyed many play fights with 'Auntie Maya' and lots of visits from other dogs, but her favourite creature in the whole world is no doubt...Miss Ebony Puss! Whenever Ebony ventures outside, Gypsy is right there to welcome and sniff this strange animal. She will watch the cat for hours, absolutely enthralled as if she is in the presence of a deity. Ebony is not so thrilled.
Gypsy is slowly finding her feet as a sheep dog. She is definitely 'into everything', but I love her to bits. I admire her spirit and attitude to life. She reminds me that life is meant to be plunged into head first and enjoyed. She is a loving dog who will lick you to death. She is a good friend.
|Bath time! 4 months old |
|An out-of-focus Gypsy with her friend the (sadly) late, Meg |
|Gypsy annoying poor Ebony again|
|Oh there you are, Puss!|
|Making a hasty getaway|
|Come on, Puss, why don't you want to play?|
|Do you think I'm safe here?|
|Resting after her surgery to ensure there will be no more Gypsies. |
|As excitable as ever despite just being under anaesthetic.|
|Gypsy's first trip to the beach in Dunsborough. It's a big world out there when you're a little dog.|