I wanted to go through every month’s pictures and tell a bit about what happened like I did with the first part of 2014 review, but as things often do, stuff began to get in the way. I’ve tackled a lot of necessary projects during this winter vacation and haven’t spent much time writing at all here. But I couldn’t let 2014 be complete without talking about Hazel.
We unashamedly loved her the best of all our dogs. She was a house pet so we got to know her quirks and mannerisms more than any other dog we’d had. And, she was especially close to Claire. Claire was very overprotective of her.
She got hit by a car right in front of me when I was outside with her. I have no idea what made her suddenly run into the road that day in September. It was horrifying and sad. We were all changed by it. But we also knew we wanted another “Hazel” to love again.
I began searching for red merle Australian Shepherd females (with blue eyes) in October. I also prayed that we would get a good dog, one that would be compatible with our family, easy to love, and good-natured.
We found Dixie online in Arkansas. We went to get her the day before Thanksgiving and fought over holding her and what we would name her all the way home. I lost and they named her Dixie. But it’s growing on me.
She’s making her way into our hearts pretty quickly.
And making herself right at home.