The Under Dog

Once upon a time there was this little black kelpie…

puppies_4223 eHe was part of a tribe,  one of nine in the whelping…

puppies_4194Things weren’t always easy for this tough little runt…

puppies2_4198 eAnd yet, he had ‘something’, he appealed from the front. pups_7041eLike his brothers and sisters, well-handled by all…

pups_7052 e‘Under’ learned to stand steady, hold his ground,

roll with each fall. pups_9034His bulk was so small, yet his aura so great…

pups_8911The hardest of hearts all soon called him ‘mate’.

pups_8904He never backed down and he never gave up…

pup_8917This curious, cuddly, character-filled pup.

pups_8260Not handsome, I’ll give you…

puppies_8940 fAnd yet quite the heart-throb…

pups_8945His proud little manner…

pups_8949Made him Prince in our dogs…

And while everyone loved him,

Here with his own clan

It came time to farewell him

And to share with Merry-Anne! under4While he did call out

for his siblings behind

In an instant, I knew

We had made a great find… under3Plans were afoot

to spoil and to cuddle

And Alan’s big hands… underMade the perfect spot to snuggle…


My apologies to proper poets out there – but we really HAD to do a tribute to our ‘Dexter the Under Dog’.

If you follow me on Facebook, you will see Merry-Anne is kindly sharing some photos there of our favourite little runt in action.  And yes, he is being THOROUGHLY spoiled (first meal at the pub, second meal, first crack at the mince in his new home!)


12 Responses to “The Under Dog”

  1. Love it!
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  2. Sure is a little fellow, “runt” never sounds like a nice word, but we all use it.
    Looks like he has found a good home, hopefully he will make a fine working dog.
    Certainly looks alert – the photos on the steps!
    Hope you are getting some of the rain associated with the cyclones off the northern coastline???
    BNE is getting the “on and off” stuff, wish it would do all the “on” part and have a rest for some “off” and then when needed more of the “on”. Bloody weather never co-operates, does it?

    • No rain yet Colin… I have washing on the line and windows down on the ute and all! Everything crossed for those out west too.

      • Well if that doesn’t work, you’ll have to resort to frenzied rain dancing, no one at least will witness this display except your startled family, dogs, horses etc.
        Yep, sure needed out west.

  3. My smile for the day. What a cute little bloke!
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  4. Can’t wait to see which one makes the calendar! ;)

  5. BB, nice pups – all of them. I was thinking about you down there in the heat and dry. I decided to take a box outside, close it up, tape it real tight and send it to you so that you could open it up and get a puff of -16F air to cool your brow. Well, I couldn’t find the right size box then other things came along that must be done. So… I didn’t get it done but be warned I was thinking about it.
    Have a fun day!

  6. My heart is melting! Thank you SO much for sharing this sweetness with us!
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  7. Awww, perfect home for a lovely young chap :)
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  8. How sweet a pupper he is too. So happy he found a true forever home with folks who will love him as much as he can absorb.
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  9. Well he is adorable! I have been without a dog since last April and every time I see something like this I become weak and think I need to become a dog person again!

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