Her Friends Call Her Neener

Here is (a portion) of our dog Sydney. This July, she’ll turn 10 (older than any other dog we’ve had), but she’s pretty much always looked the way she does now. She’s a blue Australian Cattle Dog, so she is a black/gray/white mixture. She has a little more white on her face than she used too, but she was covered in what was like a little white blanket of fur over her “real” fur as a puppy. I remember taking her to the pet supply place when she was about 2 months old and someone asking me if she was old because of the gray/white!

I cannot even begin to convey just how smart this dog is, so I won’t really try. I know we counted one time and she knows over 50 words. She totally outsmarted our German Shepherd into giving up his toys or just getting him to do what she wanted. We always joke about letting her do our taxes.

I love her. She’s one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. OK, I’ve only had three dogs, and I’d say it’s a 3-way tie for first place!

Here is Sydney, otherwise known as Neener to her real friends. Don’t ask how that came to be, but she is also known to sometimes be called “Cadda’  Dog Teeny Neener Cadda’ Dog Teeny”. And yes, that’s said by adults. She had been playing in the sprinkler with my kids, so her fur was kinda’ wet.

You can check out other pets at iheartfaces. And who doesn’t love cute pet pics?


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maranda
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 19:24:06

    Oh wow! The angle in this picture is awesome. Such an intense look in her eye. Great picture!


  2. Randi Ray
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 19:27:00

    What a babe! I love all the texture in this picture.


  3. Evette
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 19:40:45

    Great capture! Love the angle of the photo and the clarity of the fur. Awesome shot. Very wolf-like.


  4. Jessica Hekman
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 03:20:14

    awe, so sweet 🙂 Love the angle.


  5. sarah
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 12:01:38

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You should frame this one!


  6. asmalltowndad
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 16:34:19

    Great pic Sis!
    I know the love you have for Neener, and the loyalty and love, Neener has for your family. The texture in the fur and the look in Neener’s eyes make a wonderful pic.


  7. hopelesslycrushingonyou
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 18:14:42

    wow 10 years is a long time in dog years….the angle she almost looks like my dog…jasper…same colors…except she is a mix breed terrier…



  8. Momma
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 18:54:36

    Sidney is a very good and smart dog and I am not a dog lover. I do remember the first time you brought her to our house though. Do you? I couldn’t figure out what kind of animal she was.


  9. 1beautifulmess
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 00:46:08

    This is a really great pic Char!! Very impressive!


  10. Lori
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 20:41:16

    Sydney Bean!! What a beautiful girl! I miss her so much! There must be some Navy job in Jacksonville Ash wants!
    COME BACK!!!!


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