Video: Australian Cattle Dogs

Posted By on December 12, 2011

CattleDogsVideo_lookslikeToDuring a little channel surfing this weekend spotted an interesting and educational segment on Australian Cattle Dogs. It interested me because our 14 year old Tootsie is Blue Heeler and the comments were very characteristic of her breed. She is a good pet, but I can attest to the warning regarding “need for exercise” and tendency to “herd” everything – in our case everything from a large yoga ball to small children … often by “nipping at their heels!”

Still, she is my kind of breed and does a good job of patrolling our property, hunting for odds and end scraps including birds, rabbits, foxes, “old” coyotes and mink … AND she does a good job of protecting her family.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.