You heard about Kelvin and Bridget’s new addition to our Colorado dude ranch family, but in the last week we received yet another addition! This new addition to our guest ranch is for our Broncobusters, Rough Riders, teens and everyone else to enjoy when they visit on their dude ranch vacations! His name is Duke and he is an Australian Shepherd. Duke came from the city but his natural instincts are quickly kicking in and Billy, our much-loved ranch dog of 12 years, is showing him the ropes and how dude ranch dogs behave.
We received a phone call a couple weeks ago from a very nice lady in Colorado Springs who had a dog she felt she just shouldn’t keep. This lady has a full-time job, which means her dog has to stay in the house 20 hours a day. She just didn’t feel right about this because she knew this dog longed to be outside and was bred to be out herding animals. This lady found our guest ranch online and immediately fell in love with the place and knew this is where her dog belonged. She happened to give us a call a couple days after we were discussing the possibility of another dog on the ranch. We thought that was quite a coincidence so we immediately asked the lady to bring her dog out for a trial run.
Duke has been at our dude ranch for about a week and has already transformed from jumping all over everyone to sitting next to my rocking chair on the porch. He has a lot of help from Billy and Snickers, our other beloved dude ranch dogs, on how things work out at the ranch. Duke loves helping feed pasture and will be great at herding the horses when he gets a bit older.
Come visit our corner of the West this summer and meet Duke! He is sure to be loved by all the kids and adults too! Until then, make sure to keep following our blog and leaving us comments! We love to hear from you all and stay in touch!