Dog of the Day: Tobi the Australian Shepherd

Who could possibly resist Tobi (Toby? I may have taken this down wrong), the 4-year-old Australian shepherd? Certainly not I: Tobi had me wrapped around his paw from the moment I set eyes on him.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

Tobi has a flaw that will forever keep him out of dog shows! (Not exactly a huge loss, to Tobi's mom OR to me.) Can you guess what it is? Answer in the next picture.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

Yes indeedy, Australian shepherds are definitely not supposed to have RIDICULOUS ADORABLE GOOFY STANDY-UP FUZZLY EARS! (And isn't that just a shame and a half?)

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

Gorgeous look at his particolored left eye.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

I love the ones who go after the camera.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

There's the smile. It took him a couple seconds to warm up to me, and after that it was all puppy grins.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

Gorgeous merle pattern.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

He and I were dancing around and making goofy noises at this point. I swear, it's a wonder nobody has locked me up yet.

Australian Shepherd with Up Ears

Okay, I would invite you to find more ridiculous ear hair ANYWHERE.

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