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We picked up Joker 2 weeks ago. At first we thought he was not bonding with us because when we brought him home he automatically befriended our mini Aussie, Sirius.

Sirius is usually wary of other dogs (he's more of a "people" dog). We were amazed at the fact that Sirius was instantly excited and ran around the house to show Joker where everything was. "Here's the kitchen! Here's the bedroom! Here's our food bowls! "Here's our toys!" Joker wandered into the patio and was so shocked by our rabbit, Trix, he didnt know what to do with himself.

It's been 2 weeks and Jokey Pokey (our nickname for him) is a HUGE, happy puppy. Joker is bigger than Sirius now, but Siri is still his big brother. When they play in the yard you can really see he lives up to the name we will register him as: "Tons of Fun". I am suprised at how big he is! We used to joke and say Sirius looked like a wolf, he's our wolf cub. Now Joker looks like a bear, so he's our bear cub!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We love him dearly!

UPDATE 1: Joker is doing well. He might be going to herding competitions in December. We came across a little mini that needed rescuing. He is a beautiful blue merle, 10 months old. His dad got stuck under an electrified fence and he almost did too. So we took him in. Joker and Sirius LOVE him. My husband saw that Joker's mom and dad were expecting pups and got excited. lol. We definitely have enough but we're looking forward to seeing the new puppy pics.

UPDATE 2: Joker will be 3 at the end of the month! Can you believe it? Here are some pics. The first pic below is him 3 years ago when he first met the bunny. The third is him and the bunny today. Enjoy!

UPDATE 3: Joker is turning 5 next Tuesday. He's been such a joy but more recently, our bunny passed away this morning. He was old. He and Joker had a love-hate relationship. Joker loved him and the bunny would growl at him, but I think that's because Joker was 50 pounds and Trix was 4 pounds. That bunny ran circles around Joker and pushed him around. Last night Joker laid down next to the bunny and nuzzled him. He wouldn't leave his side. I'm so grateful to Joker for being there for my little guy while he was going through it.
Joker truly is a kind, sensitive soul and we love him so much.

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© 2015 Karen Redmond, Owner, Buckingham Ranch Aussies, Lee County, Fort Myers, Florida
Breeder of Fine Australian Shepherds - Aussie Puppies Occasionally Available for Sale, Mini Zebus, Parrots