Hello my name is Blade and I am a black Australian Shepherd and I have a bonded 'sister' named Katie. I'm a little shy and skittish at first, but I really just love to cuddle with everyone big and small. If I run away you probably will only have to wait a second, I will come right back once I realize I am still safe. If I think you aren't paying enough attention to me, don't worry I will remind you. Just wait, I will nudge you and let you know it's time to pet me again. My biggest worry is for my bonded sister Katie. She doesn't hear well or at all even. Someone was really mean to her because of it, and pulled on her a lot. She is even more weary of people then I am. But she too loves to cuddle with everyone big and small. She just startles more easily and we need someone who understands that she needs some extra special care and consideration. Especially since Katie likes to let you know she is scared by nipping at you if you get to close when she is nervous. She doesn't bite you, it's just a warning. But I am worried someone might misunderstand her. It's taking her a long time to warm up to her foster family. So we need an extra special someone who will devote the time to get her to trust again. She is a really lovely girl and my best friend. So please will you be that special someone? If you're interested in adopting Blade and Katie, please fill out this application: http://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application Their adoption fee is $390 and all proceeds from their adoption go towards future rescues.