The Best Dog Ever!

We have the best dog ever. Her name is Star. My son, Joshua prayed for many years for a dog. We had always rented and were never allowed to have one. He finally got his long awaited dog when he was 13. Joshua is now 22. Star is the most patient loving dog I have ever seen. She is an Australian Shepherd. She LOVES all the babies on the farm. When we get a new batch of chicks, she just trembles with excitement. She follows us around as we carry the box of chicks. If we sit it on the floor, she lays by it with her nose up to it. When you take the lid off the box, she sticks her nose in the box and just looks and occasionally gives one of them a lick. Last year we had a batch of kittens that always were on our front porch or in the front yard. They would come up to Star and try to nurse. She would just lay their patiently and let them try. After we give a baby goat or calf a bottle, she cleans off their face for them. I thought you might enjoy these pictures of Star with some chicks.


The Best Dog Ever! — 6 Comments

  1. what a good dog Star is. Every farm has that “once in a lifetime” kind of dog. Looks like Star is yours.
    Our Speckles was like that. Loved babies and never hurt a chick or a chicken. Wasn’t too fond of the vet though : )

  2. Aww… I agree with Patty, there’s always a “once in a lifetime” dog. For me it was Missy – I easily proclaimed her to be the sweetest dog in the world. She put up SO MUCH! Although she did have a little trouble with animals that could fit in your hand… all animals were meant to be played with according to her and sometimes it took a little trial and error to figure out how to play with them. Oh well, at least all the animals that she killed were crickets and mice. 🙂

  3. Star sounds like the sweetest dog ever! I enjoyed looking at the pictures with her and the chicks…so gentle!


  4. Marci what a good dog.. And the baby chick how cute. Now what kind of chick? broiler?I’m so happy Josh has a great dog and how much he is loved in your family… Brenda

  5. Hi, that’s for commenting on my blog. Would you mind emailing me at sjutton at yahoo dot com. Eliminate the at to @ and the dot to . – you know!

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