Dog of the Day: Dixie the Three-Legged Australian Kelpie Mix

All right, so Dixie’s mom checked in in the comments section, and it turns out I got just about everything wrong here. First off, Dixie’s a she. (Which is funny because I could have sworn one of my pictures had… well, never mind.) Second, she’s an Australian Kelpie mix (they think), and not a Rottweiler mix. She lost her leg to cancer, but fortunately it didn’t spread, so she’s been happy and healthy for a couple of years now, and is around eight years old.

Plus, she has a blog! How awesome is that? Here:

C’mon, Dixie’s Mom & Dad, the latest post on her blog is nearly a month old! Get back to work! 🙂

(Incidentally: not even a single comment on yesterday’s baby seal picture? Hmf!)

Three-Legged Rottweiler

From the great storyteller, Gamble Rodgers: "It takes a compassionate man to covet a three-legged dog. And it takes a sorry son of a gun to name that dog 'Flat Tire.'"

Three-legged Rottweiler Mix

And, from the immortal Frankie Laine: "Rollin' rollin' rollin', Though the streams are swollen, Keep them dogies rollin', rawhide!" (Or doggies. Whatever.)

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One Response to Dog of the Day: Dixie the Three-Legged Australian Kelpie Mix

  1. emmy says:

    Hi Adam – Thanks for posting Dixie on your site! We think she’s an Australian Kelpie mix and about 8 years old. A couple years ago she had a soft-tissue cancer on her elbow – hence the missing leg. She’s an awesome, mellow dog! Check out her little blog:

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