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Horn's Blue Kit Cody
Kennel name: Blue

Blue was the patriarch of our ranch. He was a true gentleman and a joy to be around. We are sad to have to report that we lost Old Blue in Oct. '08. He died peacefully in his sleep. He was a great dog and we miss him greatly.

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Blue's Lone Ranger
Kennel name: Ranger

Ranger is Blue's son. He is a gorgeous blue merle with copper trim. Ranger is the kind of guy who just likes to lean on you and sneak in a few kisses. He has a very soft, loving disposition; but, if called upon to work the horses, his aggressive working personality comes through. Ranger is now retired and it is expected that he will live out his coming years on our place. He's just the nicest dog ever and the favorite of all people who visit our dogs.

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Beau is a beautiful, friendly dog that loves all living creatures. He is a purebred, but after trying for several years, I have given up trying to get his papers. He has produced some wonderful puppies with Bonnie, the kind that every family wants around their kids. With no mini female anymore to breed, Beau is retired. However, we would consider breeding him to outside females if you are looking for some great family oriented puppies.

MVR Masked Blue Cisco Roper
Kennel name: Cissy

Cissy would love to be a lap dog, but she's a little too big for that role. Her greatest job is US. The first time she gently took my hand in her mouth and stood between me and the tractor, I wondered what she was up to. I soon discovered that she was trying to protect me from what she decided was danger. She has done that many times since. As all Aussies do, Cissy needs a job. She has made it her job to round up the Guinea Hens and keep them in a neat little circle in the yard and she readily volunteers when the horses need moving or coaxing. As the eternal mother, she spends her time in the pasture with the new colts, just staring or washing them. She apparently has made it clear to the moms that she's no threat, as none of them ever push her away. She has given us several litters of fantastic puppies who all are stamped with her wonderful personality. She is being retired now from our breeding program, but I don't expect her to quit volunteering for jobs, however.

Update: It is with regret that we must announce the passing of Cissy on Jan. 6, 2010. She was one of a kind and we miss her terribly. She suffered a stroke and our vet drove in a blizzard to see to her needs. She died in my arms with the vet, his assistant and me crying all over her. Thankfully her daughter Sophie is so very much like her, but Sophie has big shoes to fill.

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Cisco's Blue Sapphire
Kennel name: Sophie

Sophie is one of Cissy's daughters and she looks just like mom. She is also Blue's daughter. Like her mom, she becomes a little deaf when we ask her to kennel up. She'd much rather stay out with us all the time, following closely at our heels and doing whatever job she deems worthy of doing.

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Aune's Bonnie Blue
Kennel name: Bonnie

Bonnie is a mini Aussie. She is a blue merle with the most incredible copper trim I've ever seen. She also has white markings. We bought Bonnie at a horse training facility in Nebraska. She has that sturdy body and is not willowy or lanky looking. She has the most incredible disposition. Bonnie is the most persistent of all the dogs and she is the one who can figure out any puzzle you put in front of her-- as long as the reward is to get with her people!

Update: It is with an extremely heavy heart that I have to report the death of dear Bonnie. My granddaughters helped me bury her and we held a very touching funeral complete with music and a card read over her grave that was sent from the vet clinic. She was a very special little girl and we miss her terribly.

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