Our Kennel is situated outside the small Village of Keene Ontario, 30 kms east of Peterborough nestled in the valley of the Northumberland Hills. I've owned various breeds of dogs my whole life and was introduced to the Aussie breed 20 years ago and that was the end of my search for my breed type. I acquired my dog training certification with my first Aussie and two short years later, purchased my second Aussie, who became my foundation bitch for my breed program. I truly love this breed and can't imagine my life without them. Please visit our photo gallery and about Aussies and take the time to learn about this versatile, brilliant , energetic little dog, to ensure this is the breed for you.
Just a Dog
From time to time people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for “just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have passed with my only company being “just a dog,” and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by “just a dog.” In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.
If you too, think it’s “just a dog,” you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” just a sunrise,” or “just a promise,” “just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
For me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog.” It’s an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday people can understand it’s not “just a dog.” It’s the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just and man or woman.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog,” smile, because they “just don’t understand.”