Thanks for visiting Heavensown Australian Shepherds!
Our Love for the Australian Shepherd has been going strong for many years now since we found our first Aussie Patches on the side of the road. She was so little, frightened and soaking wet from the pounding rain. Someone had either dumped her off or she had wondered a very long way from home.
We has no idea what kind of puppy she was, only that she needed us. Little did we know how much we would come to need and care for her.
We named this little girl "Patches" because she had beautiful blue/gray spots all over her body and long tail . We later found out that tails are normally docked in Aussie's. We took Patches to the Vet and had her spayed which is how we found out that she was an Australian Shepherd. WHAT A SURPRISE SHE TURNED OUT TO BE. SHE WAS MY FIRST PURE BREED DOG AND A RESCUE AT THAT. Patches constantly amazed me and my family with her wit, brains and charm.
I had never know a dog as smart as this little girl nor a dog as loving and loyal.
Unfortunately I did not know a lot about the breed and did not realize that most Aussie's need to have a "job" to keep them physically and mentally challenged.
Patches seemed pretty content to be our companion, play fetch, warm my feet at night and run off offending mean neighbor dogs, but it was her strong need to herd that became her demise.
(our Aussie's now get to herd on our family farm)
Patches escaped our fenced yard and was killed by a neighbor when she tried to herd his truck tires. I cried inside for days and still miss her now some 8 years later. I had lost my best friend........... Please learn from my mistake and be sure your fence is very tall and very secure if you have one of these wonderful dogs.
While she was with us Patches became our friend, protector, children's playmate, and the foundation for a love of the breed that grows strong here at Heavensown today.
The incredible love and devotion that she gave us will always be in our hearts.
We miss you Patches and will always love you!
She was a gift from Heaven thus our Kennel name became..........
I pray for blessings for you and your Aussie's from the Lord above,
May your special companion fill your heart with love.
I hope you will be thankful each and every day,
That such a wonderful friend was sent your way.
Donna & James Fowler and Family
The Heavensown Aussie Crew here on the Fowler Farm
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