Here are the dogs that live at our place. The one that looks like a pile of leaves is Miss Joy's dog, Flossie, 1/2 Chocolate Lab and 1/2 Red merle Australian Shepherd. They are recognized as a hybrid breed called Aussiedor or Sheprador. She is a 60 pound yard dog, most nights stays in an outside kennel and is loose all day. Joy lets her in when it's too hot or too cold
or when the thunder rolls as it did yesterday afternoon, thus the picture of her on the futon in the office. She gets very nervous during a thunder storm. She is also a blood trailer, she makes quick work of finding a downed deer. She can't pass by a pond without taking a dip, summer or winter. She will also sits patiently by when someone is fishing, but look out when a fish is being landed, she thinks it's hers!
The other one is Felix, a Miniature Dachshund who actually belongs to our daughter but lives with us. That little joker isn't afraid of anything. He barks when he hears thunder and wants to go outside and find it. He attacks the vacuum, the washing machine, the lawnmower and even barks at the tractors.
Layin' there in my recliner he seems to be thinkin', "What do you mean, Your chair? " He is tough on the barn cats with the exception of one who will make him walk way around to avoid gettin' too close.
There is never a dull moment when you have a dog in the family!