“Dad, why up so early…? yaaawwwwnnn…”
“You’re kidding, right, Magic? The Border Collie Picnic is today, in Kalamazoo. It’s been on your calendar for the last six weeks, we’re on the road with Mary and Bear at 5:45, c’mon, we gotta go for a walk…UP, UP, UP!”
Yes! The Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue Picnic! I get to run FREE with other Border collies. Road trip!
My Dad’s sister, Mary, and Mr. Bear (aka Honey Bear Deluxe…how silly) were waiting outside their house for us at 5:47 a.m. when My Dad and I pulled up in the Scion xB. For a three-legged dog, Bear can jump pretty good and he has no problem jumping up into the back of the Scion – into MY “bye-bye in the car” spot. Bear always wants to look out the window that I am looking out of. He is an excellent example of a Border collie wanne-be, and while he is VERY fast for a three-legged canine, he has trouble handling my deke-out moves when we are playing chase-me chase-you games. Bear ALWAYS wants to be the FIRST OUT when the door opens, and he gets pretty bossy with me, but, hey, he has three legs and we are very good buddies. Like I’ve said in earlier posts, all I have to do with Bear is give him some “eye,” and he knows I am the boss. Sigh, but I pretend that HE is the boss, most of the time. Bear really likes My Dad and sometimes during our drive, yesterday, Bear would stand behind My Dad and rest his head on My Dad’s right shoulder.
This is “Skipper,” a rescue from Texas who was here with his Mom and Dad. My Dad would not shut-up about how GORGEOUS Skipper was.
“Dad, why another photo of Skipper?”
Mr. Bear getting a drink…there is always a film of slime, saliva, and bubbles after Bear gets a drink…he is unable to explain why…
J.J. was a fun guy to play with. He liked My Dad’s hat which My Dad kept throwing to HIM! I had to give My Dad a few two-paw pushes in the backside, “Hey, pay attention TO ME!”
This is JAKE. He was VERY concerned that I was sneaking up on him. My Dad’s Scion is in the background.
Max, a renowned Therapy Dog, an old soul who really likes people.
The energetic and biddable, “Captain Hook,” who will be going to a new home in the near future.
The tiny and shy, Miss Scotia (think Nova Scotia). She LOVED her Mom.
A gorgeous “tri” raising a paw.
Nice ears, YOU BABY!
Calm, affectionate, and handsome…
“I’ve been soooo good all morning, can we get a sandwich?”