52 Week Blogger Challenge still going strong with Week 20! This week you will be meeting the infamous #draperduo! Dixie & Duke are featured in most of our adventures and we love those pups to distraction.
Dixie May is five years old and is obsessed with fetch and any job she can do. She loves vanilla yogurt and sweet potatoes and has never met a small child she didn't love. She takes awhile to warm up to other dogs but loves people! Her best trick is the "go find". Lock her in the bathroom, hide her favorite toy and she's off to find it.The Farmer's Market takes twice as long with her in attendance because she always wants to stop and say hello to everyone she meets. She loves Coach Husband way more than she loves me but when she doesn't feel good or needs some extra loving she puts her head between me and whatever I am doing in an attempt to get my attention. She is head strong and knows how to open doors if they aren't locked.
Duke McLane just had his second birthday and is a mama's boy. He spent six weeks at bootcamp last year to help him get over his social anxiety and these days is a lover of all dogs. He's wary of strangers and is incredibly protective. Duke loves carrots, yogurt and anything I drop on the ground while cooking. His best trick is his command to "go to your place" where he will stay no matter the distraction until you release him. He puts himself between me and the door wherever we are and will continually move to sit between me and any stranger. He is a cuddle-bug who is fine chasing the ball but refuses to bring it back and would rather just chase his sister. Duke has a big bark and isn't quite as smart as Dixie but he is one heck of a lover.
Dixie & Duke are actually biological brother and sister just from litters three years apart! We love our German Shepherds and take them with us whenever we can. They are big fans of being out in public and think that car rides are one of the best things ever.
I have a dream of one day them being reading therapy dogs to elementary school children. I'm working on making that dream a reality!