The Secret by Patricia Montgomery


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This image won the Your Pets challenge on July 23, 2009.

These little brothers are Blue Heelers (Australian Cattle Dogs) and celebrated their 3-week birthday on October 11th. Their father is a Blue Heeler that belongs to a friend of ours. Their mother is our beloved pet, Dottie, an abandoned and abused Blue Heeler who wandered onto our property one day about 5 years ago. It was divine intervention!

Dottie was starving, ribs showing through her thin coat, and the only food I had was some cat food. I fed her, she fell in love with me, and me with her. Dottie is a very smart dog with a large repertoire of tricks that always impress folks who meet her for the first time.

This is Dottie’s first off-spring and we were so excited to get some of her pups. We expect them to be just as smart as their mother!

Thank you for stopping by to comment on this image. I don’t normally respond with individual thank-you comments due to time constraints (slow dial-up speed). I prefer to spend my limited time on RB by commenting on your work instead. However, I want you to know how much it means to me that you took the time to view and comment on my work! Patricia

Please don’t copy or download this image. My photos may NOT be reproduced and/or used in any form without my written permission. If you want this photograph, I would be honored for you to purchase it.

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  • Jennifer Potter
    Jennifer Potteralmost 6 years ago

    So adorable Patricia!! Great title! – Dawn

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonalmost 6 years ago

    Cute one you captured the moment here !

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous capture …so cute..

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777almost 6 years ago

    Awwwwww What a Gorgeous Portrait….

  • Davies
    Daviesalmost 6 years ago

    Your story about Dottie just touches my heart
    Patricia and the kindness you have given her. My little dog chloe came into my would around about the same time with sadness and is still with me today. These two little darlings are just beautiful and I know the blue cattle dog very well because we used to have one.

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful animal portrait, Patricia. Great capture. Agnes:))

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Beallealmost 6 years ago

    Awww… so precious!!! Perfect timing on this capture. Love the title too! I’m so glad you rescued Dottie, and took her in, and gave her fed her nutrition and love; congrats to her first little puppies!

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 6 years ago

    Oooooooh, So sweet. Just love puppies. Great title.

  • jujubean
    jujubeanalmost 6 years ago

    just too adorable!! I’m glad Dottie found a good home.

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBellealmost 6 years ago

    Patricia, they are adorable! we used to raise Blue Heelers,such smart dogs. I can see these are already turning the steel blue color,Very nicely done shot,God Bless,Mae

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