I went to adopt a cat and decided to look at dogs just because and saw Gage. He strolled up to the gate and said, "Hi, I think you're here for me, right?"
I said, "Sure, my son is looking for an Aussie to work bulls."
Gage loved the cat I had already made arrangements to adopt. The cat said, "Get that beast away from me!"
So, I asked them to keep the cat until Cody could come get Gage. Cody comes to get Gage and Gage sits with his back to Cody, totally ignoring him and gazing adoringly at me. Cody whistles at him. Gage ignores him. Cody snaps his fingers. Gage ignores him.
"Mom, I think that dog is deaf."
"Oh, I don't think so."
"Yep, he's deaf as a box of rocks." Cody yells.
Gage stares adoringly at me.
"I can't take him. The bulls will run over him."
So, I acquired Gage and another family got the cat.
His name is Gage the Wonder Dog because I always wonder what is going on in his mind. I think he does too. He's very smart, just odd. He's learning sign language.
--Julie Weathers (of course!)