Meet my new best friend "Sunny" and what a story he is.
The story with Sunny is rather unique and crazy & I think Klaus is smiling down from the Rainbow Bridge
and looking out for me. It seems rather ironic that the last journal I wrote I was telling how I had put my beloved German Shepherd to sleep and how I spent my 4th of July spreading out his ashes at his favorite spot in the forest and now I am writing this journal, the next one, to introduce you all to the dog I have nicknamed "Awesome Dog". Then again, this story has a LOT or ironies in it.
My shutterbug buddy Cheryl and I were photographing the sunflower fields in the middle of "heaven knows where" Colorado, way out on the eastern plains miles upon miles from anywhere. I wouldn't have even been there this night if it hadn't been for my car which had a blowout of epic proportions the evening before while photographing the sunflower fields. So we went back up to retrieve the car and figured we may as well stick around and shoot the sunflowers at sunset. Cheryl was set up in the field shooting the sunflowers, tripod and all when she suddenly heard a noise coming right from behind her. She turned and looked and found this little doggy laying down right at her feet, dirty, starving, very friendly but a tad shy. I knew right there & then there was absolutely no way I was leaving him there...not a chance.
We managed to wrangle him into the car where Cheryl took him home and fostered him for a week with her 3 cats and 2 dogs. Needless to say he is now laying on the floor quite close to my feet as I type this. We put an ad out saying "found dog" 2 weeks ago but so far, not a single call. Not one. Pretty ironic that he came into my life almost to the exact day which Klaus passed away. So far he is completely awesome with what I can only describe as perhaps the most affectionate dog I have ever met. Usually one thinks of Border Collies & Australian Cattle Dogs (he is a mix of the 2) as very hyper poochies, however this guy? Nope, mellow as heck. We took him to the vet and the vet estimated he is about a year and a half old....still a puppy really. Got him all updated on his shots & he is in great shape, though underweight quite a bit. Someone trained him and trained him with herding commands as I have discovered. Considering he was found out by farmland, I really am not surprised. So yep, he knows how to herd, fully from what I can see...responds to whistles and hand signals...the whole 9 yards. My guess is that he is a farm dog who probably got away and got lost.
It is just crazy how the ironies all come together and how it brought Sunny and I together.
I am a lucky guy and I think Klaus is watching out for me from above. A lot.