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Devon's Billie Jean RATN RATO PT

"Billie Jean"

Australian Cattle Dog gazing out into the ocean from above on some rocks

Billie was my first "blue" AKC Registered ACD. I had purchased Billie as a pet to learn from my beloved 'ol red girl "Kaycee" before she went downhill. Billie Jean arrived on a Friday (as a puppy) and two days later I was laying Kaycee bug to rest. It is so crazy how things turn out. It was just Billie Jean and I for awhile before we met Andy. The rest is like a fast paced race car. I just jumped in with both feet and I am not sure where the time flies to! Billie and I went to some basic herding lessons. We were able to achieve her PT herding title. Unfortunately, Billie sustained an injury to her back, and she has a little hitch in her gettalong. (Nothing related to herding). However, nothing stops this little Blue Bonzai. She is the Gal in charge even though she is the smallest of the pack. Billie is a 2014 model and she came into my life just after I had survived some medical emergencies. It almost seems as if Kaycee had  pulled through this long just for me. I feel as though Kaycee handed off the torch of "taking care of me" to Billie so she could let go. Weird, I know. May be it is just a fluke, but regardless, "billie gino baneeno" is my baby girl no matter how old she gets. She is a great all around girl; she loves kids, people, most dogs, and she runs the roost around here. We started doing barn hunt with Billie because she was our trustiest "is there a mouse" detective in the pack. She has since become really good at the game of barn hunt competitions. She has earned the RATN & RATO titles with Andy taking her to the trials. They do really well together as a team in the rat ring. Billie was in our wedding,  engagement photos, and she will always be in our hearts forever and ever. She will continue to compete in barn hunt, and babysit/ snuggle with me for as long as possible. We love our lil Billie Jean. XOXO