Monna Lainson Designs

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Newest Addition to Our Aussie Family

Those of you that know me are aware of my love and fascination of Australian Shepherds, which started with my beloved JJ. JJ was with me for 11 years and went to the Rainbow Bridge last December at the age of 13. Since then, Riveroaks Traveln' on Route 66, better known as Izzy, came to live with us. And I'm proud to announce that two weeks ago, Meenzer's King High Ticket, aka Keno, has joined our family!

Although my heart has longed for another Blue Merle like JJ, fate has brought two beautiful Black Tri's to me, and I'm perfectly okay with that. To me, black tri's are elegant and and their coat patterns are interesting. And on the plus side, they usually don't carry as much coat as the merles which is a bonus for a working person like me! Less brushing, grooming and vacuuming! LOL

Keno is 14 weeks old now, and is a bundle of energy. He is SUCH a sweetheart! Gentle and absolutely fearless, thanks to the excellent start in life that Angela (the breeder) provided for the litter. I was amazed and impressed that Angela spent so much time and effort socializing these puppies - many breeders do not do that. But Angela's puppies go to their new homes as happy and confident puppies, ready for their new lives, whether it be as a pet or in the competition ring. THANK YOU, Angela, and thank you for trusting me with him!

Our plan is to show Keno, although it will be a new experience for me. I hope Keno will forgive me for the mistakes I am bound to make! LOL

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check back tomorrow when we launch the June DST Blog Train. Oh my - the color palette is AWESOME, and with almost 100 designers participating, it is one huge mega kit! I promise you will love it! See you soon!


Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Oh darlin', Keno is SOOOOOOOO purdy! LOL! Hope he won't mind my calling him PURDY, but that he is and I can't help but be reminded of Mark and Jessica's BRODY BOY when I look at Keno! Aren't they just the MOST awesome breed!!! No one knows better than YOU my friend and Robert SOOOOO wants one somewhere down the road!

WOOT! WOOT! Or is that WOO, WOOOOOOO ... look out, HERE comes the JUNE BLOG TRAIN! Can't wait!

ENJOY the rest of your weekend sweetheart and I'm wishing you an INCREDIBLY wonderful week ahead!

Linda :)

Scrappee said...

Hi Monna!
Back from my travels at last! The girls were great travels and we had fun! I see you have a new blog and another new Aussie....oh my goodness, what a cutie pootie Keno is!!!! Your four pawed family is certainly growing my frined! Guess it is keeping you busy for sure. Have fun with the every growing family!