My Dad had soccer yesterday. I was left at home…too warm, too humid, to leave me in the car – even with the windows down. So My Dad set our apartment air-conditioning to chilly, made plans with his sister Mary to walk me, and left me home alone…sigh. I just sleep. I’ve NEVER dug through the trash, wastebaskets, or done stupid things. Like I’ve said, I am a VERY good Border collie. My Dad was back about 9:00 p.m. He was still in his fluorescent green referee jersey. We went for our last walk of the evening and he was talking about meeting a very cute female Border collie and her owner in a tree-shaded area adjacent to the Glenview Park Center. The BC’s name was Ellie. She is a traditional, black-white, BC with a very sweet disposition. Her owner/handler was Carl, from Northbrook. Carl has three Border collies and has had Border collies in the family for almost 25 years. My Dad said he talked to Carl and visited with Ellie for about 15 minutes. My Dad was very impressed with Ellie…she was a slender, wispy, BC…about 40 pounds, with a very outgoing, affectionate, personality. She liked to “nuzzle” for extra petting – just like I do. Carl said that Ellie comes from a long line of exceptional working sheep dogs.