Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Stills..Canine Companions

The original three collies, Gael, looking sheepish,
Nick with his back turned,
and Mike hating the camera, but doing what I asked him.... as always


Mike, "killing" the cat dish


Gael bringing home the bacon..... er......chicken


Two Bears, the cracker dog


Nick!

To a dedicated dog person this is a fine challenge indeed. Nick is the only one of these dogs still with us, except in fond memories, of which I have a million, each less likely than the one before and all true. Dogs have been good to me.

The little brown dog, Two Bears, was an amazingly clever little girl, who got her son, Bobby, to dig out woodchucks for her by barking in his ear. We were always having to go get them out of hedgerows, where she stood on the surface barking and barking and barking, while he dug until his toes bled. As far as I know they never actually caught one, but that didn't stop them from trying.


18 comments:

dibear said...

They all look like they are getting up in years? All sweeties I'm sure. :)

achieve1dream said...

Aww they are so cute! I love BCs.

Janice said...

Great shots, aren't Border Collie's funny they just don't know what the word quit means.Two Bears looks like she could really get airborne.

June said...

Beautiful dogs. I love knowing that your BCs have had work to do. They're such good dogs. SUCH good dogs!

Ed said...

Great post and pics, I really miss our little Charro form when I was a kid..:-)

Brenda said...

I love the look of Gael bringing in the chicken. great looking dogs!

MTWaggin said...

Oh look - 3 collies! Surprise! heee What fun dogs and thank you for sharing with us their loveliness and their energy!

Floridacracker said...

Love your dogs, Three Collie!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for sharing your dogs, I can tell they all have a special place in your heart:)

lisa said...

You have some of the best companions! Great pictures of the three of them!

Jame said...

I love the stories to go along with your pictures, they are a beautiful bunch.

Faithful said...

Sometimes the pleasure one gets from our pets is only measurable by how much we miss them when they are gone.....each one is so different and irreplacable. I appriciate my dogs and often think of how sad I would be without a dog around. Yours look wonderful.

Dani said...

Such precious pups! I know they've brought so much joy to you through out the years.

threecollie said...

dibear, alas, only Nick is still with us. Mike has been gone two years this fall, Gael one, and Two Bears many, many years. They were good ones.

Achieve, thanks, I do too.

Janice, thanks, they sure are

June, they surely love to work! I forgot to take the phone upstairs the other night and it rang. Nick, the official phone notifier, howled his heart out down here, knowing that I probably didn't hear it. What a good boy!

Ed, thanks!

Brenda, thanks, she loved to herd chickens and sheep. lol

MT, thank you! they gave me many good years and I miss them. Except Nick of course who is right here by my chair.

Far Side, thank you. they were good ones....


Lisa, thanks!

Jame, thanks, I sure had a lot of fun with all of them over the years

FAithful, you are so right! I can't imagine life without a dog...or dogs....thanks


Dani, thank you...they have. Nick still does. He is getting old too...alas....

Texas Land Sales  said...

Nice post, such amazing pets. Does they live in the farm?They are healthy and seemed so contented.

Cathy said...

I'm late to this, but oh my, oh my . . .

I"ll bet these precious pixes brought back memories for everyone.

I love the way you note the endearing qualities of individual dogs. I'm wondering if working dogs have more idiosyncrasies or obvious character traits than standard house dogs.

I get too darned attach to these faithful, wonderful companions. I guess the only antidote it to keep 'em comin' so that there's no time to linger in grief.

In my next life I'm going to be stoic.

(Don't hold your breath;-)

threecollie said...

Texas, thanks

Cathy, I was just thinking how grateful I am to have the photos to remember them all by. It is too easy to forget. I get attached to them too, very much so, but I HAVE to have a dog. Some are more special than others but they each have their own place in our lives and I love them all.

DayPhoto said...

I loved all the photos (I just love dogs) and your post about them is perfect.

Thanks, ThreeCollie

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com