Torrey-Our sacred spirit dogOne day I was surfing around the internet. I came across a page that mentioned that Aussies are considered the Sacred spirit dogs by the Native Americans. This of course intrigued me, and I had to find out more. I learned that the Native Americans called Aussies the ghost eyed dogs because of their blue eyes. So between the blue eyes, and multi colored coat, they acquired the name of Sacred spirit dogs. The copper patch over the eyes represents the sunset, and the white paws, the morning light. Settlers who owned Aussies were never bothered by the Natives, they felt the dogs and the people who owned them deserved protection.
When I googled Sacred spirit dog, I found a great website. It’s actually sacredspiritdog.com. They have a Dogs helping Dogs project. People send in the undercoat that is brushed from their dog. The fur is then combed and spun into yarn that is used to make scarves and felted rugs. 30% of all the sales go back to helping homeless dogs.How is it to have a Sacred spirit dog in your house? Torrey is incredibly smart, loyal, intuitive and so much fun. She watches out for Roxy, and for us. She has a real love for life, and enjoys being with people. In short, she is a pleasure to have in our lives. Šúŋka naǧí wakȟáŋ. Sacred spirit dog in Lakota.