Tales of the Rampant Coyote

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A New Addition

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 29, 2014

A little over a year ago, our 15-year-old dog Maya died. She was a rescue – we got her when she was 4 years old, and she came with us through a move and had been there while our two daughters grew up. When she passed away, it was a lot harder on all of us than I’d expected. And that, we thought, was that. We didn’t plan to get a new dog.

But time heals all wounds, I s’pose. And I also s’pose we’re a dog family. We’d started discussing the possibility in the vague future two or three months ago. And then some puppies became available.

This weekend, after returning from a holiday trip to Cedar City, little three-month-old Clara joined our family.


Anyway, she’s half Border Collie, and half Australian Blue Heeler (AKA Australian Cattle Dog). Or, as I like to put it – half Lassie and half Mad Max’s “Dog.”

And yes, according to my wife, her full name is “Clara Oswin Oswald Barnson.” Although I’m beginning to question the wisdom of naming our puppy after the Doctor’s most willful companion to date (if you don’t count River).

Life around the Rampant Coyote household just got a lot busier / crazier. But she’s awesome.

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  • Cuthalion said,

    Aww… I think I’ve heard Blue Heelers are really smart, too.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I’ve heard the same. She’s too smart for her own good, I think. At least, for our own good. She’s gotten comfortable enough now that she’s up to testing her boundaries — which includes swiping stuff. Fast, as we’re not looking.

  • David W said,

    Wow, two smart breeds, and hybrid vigor on top? I hope you have plans to keep her busy!