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Torrie, Australian shepherd

Photo: Gerri Himberger

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Torrie, Australian shepherd

Torrie is environmentally aware as she helps me recycle cans and bottles. Once a week, we take a walk and she looks for soda cans while I hold the bag. When she finds one she gets it for me and then goes searching again. It's a big, fun game of fetch for her, and we clean up the floodway. We do the same with plastic bottles- although she likes to play with those before giving them up. She is truly an amazing dog!