Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy! Oy! Oy!

Meet Sophie, an Australian Cattle Dog with quite a story. After spending her entire life as a housepet, Sophie had to go all Survivor recently. After going overboard ala Goldie Hawn last November, Sophie swam five nautical miles to an island St. Bees in the Great Barrier Reef. There she was first spotted by rangers as looking pretty bad, but soon she started looking pretty healthy. Once young wild goat carcasses started showing up, the rangers figured out how.

After 4 months, the rangers trapped her and brought her back to the mainland. And supposedly, once she saw her owners, she went right back to being the perfect household pooch. I say supposedly, because as my momma once told me: "Once a dog sucks eggs, he always sucks eggs." Ask any squirrel in our backyard and they can confirm this is a fact.

Any way, nice story to end a bad day. I always liked Aussie Cattle Dogs. We had one once. At least now, I can hope she swam back to Australia, instead of the more likely scenario of being creamed on Pamplico Highway.

3 comments:

Mike Reino said...

Damn, you beat me to it.. Guess I'll write about something else today !

pluvlaw said...

The funny thing will be when that dog unfortunately attacks the neighbors poodle in front of their kids and rips it apart, emotionally scarring the kids. Kind of hard to argue you did not know Sophie was a bloodthirsty killer at that point.

Mike Reino said...

Betcha Sophie's favorite movie is 'Silence of the Lambs'....