Our Story

Dozzer on our Front Porch
So my story starts alongside my little girls.
Back in 2008 a stray dog by the name of Dozzer, a red cattle dog was sleeping on our doorstep when I came home from school one night. The poor old girl was puffing and panting and was simply seeking some water and shade. I spend all night out there with her as I have always been a dog lover only my parents were against having them as pets as we traveled a lot. Eventually it got dark and I hadn’t left Dozzers side yet, I somehow convinced dad to let her into the backyard for night and there she slept, chasing away the cats that stalk our guinea pigs and guarding our backyard. We had already decided that if worse comes to worse we will keep Dozzer, “She’s old anyway and we can’t just dump her at the pound” my dad told me. I was over the moon and selfishly hoping that her owners couldn’t be reached. However the very next day we reunited her with her family. Her owner was so relieved to have her back and I was glad to see the two of them soo happy although broken-hearted that my dreams of owning a dog had just walked away with the pair of them. Later that day dad made a remark to mum about how saving a dog from a pound would really be no different to keeping Dozzer if her family was not found.

At work after my first day of my first Job (Dog Groomers)
I started scouring the internet and one dog caught my attention. A scared looking Blue Heeler with no name, located in Ballarat. I called about her and asked all sorts of questions. Nobody knew anything about her, a lady had picked her up wandering along the Ballarat highway in the middle of no-where. Nobody had come to claim her nor had any new families come to meet her for possible adoption. I printed off her picture and shoved it in dads face, to my surprise the very next day we were driving down to Ballarat to meet her. We had her name picked out and everything ready for her arrival, there was no doubt in my mind that this little girl was coming home with me. I decided on Kiah (k-eye-ah) meaning from a beautiful place in aboriginal it seemed fitting, after all Australia is very beautiful.

Kiah and I on her First day at Home
When we arrived I was so excited to meet this little girl, I didn’t dare walk into the back of the pound with the lady, seeing all those poor dogs would have just overwhelmed me so I stood at the doors waiting patiently, then they flung open and a little ball of blue and white ran at me dragging the women behind her, she jumped up to give me a kiss and head butted my chin in the process, I fell in love with her instantly and when they told us that she only had a couple of days left in the shelter before she would be put to sleep, there was no questions, dad sighed and signed the paper while I played with her in the pen, ripping up a few toys while we did so.
We couldn’t bring her home straight away, she had to be de-sexed so we said our goodbyes and I spend a sleepless night hoping that dad would give me the day off school to go and pick her up.
Snuggles after a long Day of Study
Sure enough he did just that and the very next day we drove down to get her. we set up a bed in the back seat next to me and lifted her up to get comfortable. She only stayed there for a few minutes before she stood up, still wobbly from the anesthetic and curled up on my lap, from there our beautiful friendship grew.

We've been best buddies since, and in late 2009 came the newest addition to our little family. I met Brandon when I was in year 7 and we'd been close friends, by 2009 at the young age of 14 we figured out what we had could be so much more and started dating. Everything spiraled from there, it felt as though we'd known each other forever and everything just fell into place after that. With the support of each other to help us through we achieved things we never could have dreamed of and the best thing of all, Kiah approves, She likes everyone and is kind and gentle to every person who walks into our house unless she feels they're hurting me or threatening to me, then they have another thing coming (like a true Heeler she goes for the ankles) She has a very short temper for those she's not too fond of, doesn't take any crap, wont sit near them or anything but she will sit still for hours while Brandon makes her punch herself in the face with her back paws and slide her across the vinyl to sweep the floors. She will let him do anything and at the end of it all she doesn't get up and walk away pissed off and annoyed, she jumps us and gives him the biggest, sloppiest kisses.

Our little family couldn't be happier and this is what inspired my banner. The country couple with a Heeler by their side.
(Even made it into a sticker to put on the back of my ute)
So now you know our Story
Thanxx for stopping by and I hope you'll be back soon


  1. This is a beautiful story. I really love this. Your dad sounds like a nice man and so does Brandon. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. What a beautiful story. I have 2 doggies that I love dearly. Thanks so much for sharing your story at The Gathering Spot. Hope to see ya next week :)http://mamaldiane.com/the-gathering-spot-16/

  3. Your story brought tears to my eyes. What a special family you have! I also have a great dog that I love dearly so I understand your connection. Thank you so much for sharing this. Sometimes it is good/important to connect on a personal level, life is not all DIYs and blog giveaways;). P.S. Consider turning off your word verification for comments, it scares people away so you get fewer comments.

  4. Thank you so much for linking with my Wednesday Adorned From Above Blog Hop last week. I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week.


    Grab the featured blogger button or just add a link back to the my blog.

    Thank you again for participating, and the link party is opened for this week.

    Debi Bolocofsky

  5. Great story! We also adopted a dog, Storm, from the Humane Society and he was the love of our life for many years. Sadly we had to put him down in Feb but there isn't a day that I don't think of him and the love he gave us. I'm so glad you linked this up at Sunday Blog Love. I'll be featuring this as one of my favorites. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  6. This is such a beautiful story. I love my dog so much. He sleeps in whatever room I am writing in at the time. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there. It is open until Sunday night.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  7. I loved your story. We have 3 little fur balls ourselves and they are members of the family, just like our 5 kids. It sounds like Kiah is in a wonderful home and has a beautiful family!

  8. Goddess bless your kind, sweet and generous loving heart. Dogs are our ancient companions. People don't always know, but dogs have been with us for about 18,000 years, and maybe even longer! There is archaeological evidence for humans and "hybrid" wolf-dogs being buried together that are even older than 18,000 years. It is a truly amazing and enduring connection.

    Humans-dogs have a very unique and special bond. I know this is going to sound strange, but from my past experiences with my doggies, I truly believe that they are telepathic -- or EXTREMELY good at interpreting human body language, scents and facial expressions. Dogs just "get" us, as no other animal does (well, maybe horses and dolphins come close). The last of my dog-companions passed away in 2004, and I've not been able to bring myself to get another doggy in the house, because it just hurt so darn much to lose my three much-loved and loving canine companions.

    Well, your story just touched me so much, I have added your blog to my list of favorites and will visit regularly, because people who have a special connection with dogs are, in turn, extremely special in my book. Dogs and very young children always gravitate to the souls with kind hearts.