How did Lexi get her name?
Mark: It was just a name we liked. Every dog (name) has to have two syllables. I call her Lex — they always get shortened.
What’s her personality like?
Mark: A bit crazy like a Kelpie should be. She likes to chase things. She’s stubborn — if she doesn’t want to do it, she won’t do it.
Carly: She’s an energetic, happy girl who gets on with everyone. She likes cuddles and plays with the cats as well.
What’s her working ability like?
Carly: She’s still learning. She has natural ability and picks up things very quickly. She’s very smart.
Mark: She’s great. She knows what she’s doing. If she gets into any paddock she wants to chase the cattle. Her ears will prick up waiting for the command. She’s still young though.
Does Lexi like to travel?
Mark: She loves going in the truck, motorbike or whatever’s going. She’s not normally in the car.
Where does she sleep?
Carly: Wherever she lays her head.
Do you spend a fair bit of time together?
Mark: Not lately because of hay season, but wherever I go she comes with me.
What would you do without her?
Mark: She’s part of the family. It’s always hard to start again (with a new dog).
Carly: It would be very sad if we lost her. We would lose a companion.
Words and pictures: Rodney Woods