10/8 Quay County critter

Name: L.J., a 4-month-old Blue Heeler from somewhere unknown. “We just found him,” owner Merissa Cooper said.

Owner: Cooper, of Tucumcari

Claim to fame: When asked of his special talents, Cooper said L.J. was still in training. “He’s learning how to sit. He plays with my other dogs. We try to point at him to give him treats,” she said.

— Compiled by QCS Managing Editor Ryn Gargulinski