Happy Tail: Buddy
In late February of 2008, Ann and Dick Clark came to the Larimer Humane Society and left with Jinx, a dog that quickly nuzzled his way into the heart of their family.
Jinx was a three-year-old ebony bi Aussie who had been picked up as a stray in Northern Colorado. Ann and Dick already had an Aussie at home and wanted another, so they adopted Jinx and brought him to live with them in the countryside.
Jinx was renamed Buddy because of his desire to constantly be around his new family. Buddy especially enjoys playing with Ann’s seven-year-old granddaughter. “He loves wearing costumes, so he is the perfect tea party buddy for my granddaughter,” Ann said. Buddy’s favorite costumes involve some sort of headwear, anything from tiaras to reindeer antlers.
When he isn’t being a gracious tea party guest, Buddy is out running. He loves to race around the yard with his Aussie friend, Mini-Moose, but he enjoys running with Ann as well. Together, the two have raced in over thirty 5K events.
“He loves the 5K runs, especially the Fire Hydrant 5. He loves the excitement and is friendly with all the dogs, kids and runners,” Anne said. Buddy often gives barks of encouragement before each race, and if there’s food at the end, he puts on his most adorable face in hopes of receiving a snack.
Buddy was classified by Larimer Humane Society as a “Busy Bee” in the shelter’s Meet Your Match program, and his personality hasn’t changed. He is a handy assistant to Dick when he does chores on the land, is a trusty protector and playmate to Anne and Dick’s granddaughter, and is a snuggly companion to Ann when she takes time to relax.
“My family is so appreciative of what Larimer Humane Society does to pair the perfect pet with the perfect family,” Ann said, “In our case it truly was a perfect match!”