The puppy photo looked so CUTE! Playing with a toy – butt up in the air, leaning down on her elbows…oh if only I had known what that posture says…A cheeky young dog posture saying “NO!, I’m a naughty kid – I don’t have to – make me!” I have had cattle dogs all my life, but this was the hardest dog to train – ever! So I spent a long time fully training her as a protection/guard dog.
But, then the horrible thought…if I ever have to go back to Australia suddenly (with not enough time for quarantine), what would become of a guard dog? I have terrible tinnitus (ringing/deafness), and Amber already told me if the phone rings, or the alarm sounds for my medications, or someone is approaching the house – even the microwave ding.
But who would have thought she could save my life…with my cancer giving me sudden high blood pressure moments, Amber must have realized every time I feel the pain in my chest, check my bp, then lie down and Amber gets to cuddle with me. Now she can come and tell me and save my life – and I didn’t even train her that trick at all! Now, forever, she has a future by my side, and if anything happens to me, I’m leaving a wonderful dog for someone else to love just as much. See her training here: