Blue, a blue-eyed Australian cattle dog, has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned doghouse. He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his freewheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico's lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as...

BlueDog.JPGBlue, a blue-eyed Australian cattle dog, has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned doghouse. He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his freewheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago. Read story here. Photo by The Associated Press/Butte General Store and Marine