Naomi was surrounded by animals on the farm, including their family dog and her brother’s dog, Bear, but she longed for her own dog that she could train and show at 4-H. She wanted a companion who would run in the fields and explore the creek and go rollerblading with her.
Then one day the director of the local 4-H club announced that her Australian Shepherd had had puppies, two boys and one girl. When she saw the puppies, Naomi immediately fell in love with the little girl puppy that looked like a collie. She was brown with white paws, muzzle, and collar.
Is this the answer to my prayer? Will my parents let me get a dog? As the little puppy fell asleep in her arms, Naomi hoped that this little bundle of fur could be her very own. If I get her, I will teach her everything she needs to know. And maybe someday we will even win ribbons at the fair!
Read all about the adventures of Naomi, Lucky, and her other pets in A Farm Girl’s Champion.