A ‘Kelpie’ Kinda Cute

We have a few dogs who live here at Granite Glen.

You see Axel a lot – he’s a house dog (to my father’s utter horror) and ginormous.

dawgs_2146 eYou see a little of darling Diamond, the border collie who is a very cute, very greedy little girl.

dawgs_2150 e

You will explode stealing other dogs food, Diamond. And wipe your chops please!

Through a series of unplanned events, we have also ended up with a new pup.

A kelpie.

Named (by Dash and Violet) SPARKY.

dawgs_2127 eKelpies are something else.

dawgs_2143 eINTENSE would be a word for it.

sparky_2144 eThat steady gaze, those ears. (OH those ears!)

She and Diamond get let out of their runs for an hour or so each day.

dawgs_2159 eThey are work dogs but also need to be socialised.

And to just be KIDS.

dawgs_2171 eAxel, who is now middle-aged, enjoys their company for about 15 minutes.

dawgs_2177 eHe likes snuggles. He’s not so big on the POUNCING or the NIPPING these days…

dawgs_2184 eAll that young energy soon wears a bit thin.

He is very patient, but eventually just STANDS UP and walks away.  Often with a pup nipping at his heels or his jowls, but he rarely gets cranky. Just keeps walkin’…

dawgs_2199 eSo these pair try those sharp puppy teeth out on each other.

dawgs_2207 eYour turn or mine?

dawgs_2205 eMINE!


dawgs_2206 eDiamond might be a chubster who prefers eating to action, but she knows how to throw that weight around with any newcomers…

dawgs_2209 eKnow your place, little Sparky…


Two VERY different pups, but equally lovable.

One more look at those ears before I sign off this morning…

dawgs_2143 eYeah.

A very Kelpie kinda cute.

11 Responses to “A ‘Kelpie’ Kinda Cute”

  1. Nothing better than a kelpie!
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  2. Oh my gosh, he’s adorable.
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  3. Awwww!
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  4. Okay. I’m in heaven with this post. I LOVE pups!!!
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  5. Awww, LOVE Kelpies!
    Mz Pip is Kelpie x Blue Heeler, black with the Heeler slivery grey paws.
    I bet Sparky has the Kelpie’s intense energy that goes on like the Energiser Bunny lol ;)
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  6. I agree with sentence #2! (Oops, I think?)
    Wonderful to see a border collie and a kelpie in the country where they should be and not in backyards in suburbia looking dismal.
    Axel sure is a big “dawg”.
    Hope you got some follow-up rain, I guess here in Brisbane, some sporting people would like none to come – time might tell on that one if the unthinkable becomes the thinkable?

  7. OH! We are in the process of deciding on wether to buy a bordercollie or kelpie as our new sheep dog… after seeing these kelpies I think I’m going to vote for a kelpie! Such a beautiful dog.
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  8. Axel is huge! I love the ginormous ones :) I have a Sparkie too! My girl is far from a working dog like yours. Then again I wouldn’t have the energy to keep up with a Kelpie, let alone a Border Collie and a family and a ranch…LOL! Love your photos. Beautiful.
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  9. I had a little start to think that Axel was middle aged. I began to go back to 2011 and I see he was fully grown THEN. How time does fly. It seems like you just brought Axel home.
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  10. Love me an earful of puppy…

  11. Sweet sweet lovable Axel, so patient and peaceful with the young whipper-snappers. Dogs are the best pets altho with the space constraints we are under now a kitty is a better fit all around. Our CatCat is perfect for us. Altho slowing a bit, I hope to see her around for another several to many years. Her long-haired Calico self is so pretty and so soft…
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