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Old 11-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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Default Our boy has a new dog.....worked hard to pay for her .

My 11 year old stepson has wanted a female registered Australian Cattle dog ( Blue Heeler ) for a long time.
Not a cheap dog around here...$500-$600 is the average.
He said he would raise the money for her himself if we let him get one.

So to earn the money, he worked most of the summer on our property in Northern Idaho..running our backhoe units on various projects.

Plus other jobs for the neighbors.
He split a lot of firewood, fixed fencing ,helped me build a shed, cleared / burned a lot of brush and removed stumps,and much more.
All this this was besides his normal chores.

He worked with an amazing level of dedication,energy and joy..... each day a step closer to getting his dog.
His mother and I found our own lives uplifted with our boys dedication to his goal.
A steadfast path of hard work with good humor despite more than a few setbacks.



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He cut and leveled all this himself.....(I drove the truck!..lol )
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.........

And finally this weekend he picked up his new buddy.
They seemed made for each other.....

A boy and his dog.

How can life get any better .







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Old 11-13-2019, 12:57 PM
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That's awesome!
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awesome, and very cute pup
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Good job son and father
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That's one Lucky Dog right there.
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Good job Dad and Mom. That's a good looking boy and pup.
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Great lesson!
Curiosity - What name did your son give to his new best bud?
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Great job by the whole semperfifishing team! You're right, it doesn't get any better. That's a tough act to follow. Keep up the good work.
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Fantastic!!!!
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:35 PM
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Worked? that looks like a lot of fun to me

Congrats on the new puppy!
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Congrats young man. Take good care of that pup.
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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post
Great lesson!
Curiosity - What name did your son give to his new best bud?


Lena...

She has been here 4 days and is super sweet !
And smart.....
And also a thief!

This morning I could not find one of my shoes....
And then I heard my wife laughing...

Found my shoe.


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Great job Mom and Dad. This will come back to you in a positive way all you lives.
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Awesome! But, that ain't work...looks like fun to me!
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good lesson, hard work pays off.
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A big "atta boy" to your son!!!

You and your wife did a great job raising and teaching him.
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Good looking pooch and great for your son! Looks like you're ready for a new pair of New Balance
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That kid and his dog are so cute it brought a tear to me eye. One of the best threads I have ever read here.

WELL DONE........
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Parenting done right.
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