Today was a special day. Today I met a new best friend. And I did it with the company of my human best friend, Kristin. What more could a girl ask for?
His name is Lee and he’s a 2 year old border collie. He has spent his life around cattle as well as being used as a stud. And a mighty handsome one if I do say so myself. He, like with many things in my life, made his way to me via the used/wanted ads websites.
His previous owner wanted to find a home where Lee would be put to good use. As any border collie owner will tell you, these are high energy dogs, dogs who really love having jobs and work to do. While he was performing well in his role as a bitch lover, he was underperforming in his herding role, rather he didn’t really have much of one at all. That will be different here on my farm. He will be trained up as my shepherding partner and already has shown absolute domination over Frankie the ram. I hope Frankie enjoyed that one ram he got in against me cause it’s the last one he’ll ever accomplish.
It has been less than 10 hours and I already know that things are likely going to be perfect between us. He is fitting in very well with the rest of the farm occupants, Tom included. He is also taking to house living very well considering he wasn’t a house dog at all. Same with his trip into the city, and with him meeting new people – he has been a gentleman through and through.
The only qualm I have is that he drools a teeny bit when he’s excited. But you know what, that’s gonna be an issue with at least half of dogs, and I will gladly take a dog that drips a bit and doesn’t bark over one with the attributes reversed. Plus then I can joke with people and say that Lee is short for Leeky Faucet 🙂
PS: Sorry for no picture yet, I shall edit one in tomorrow. Picture added up top! Lee is kinda scared of stairs, so I’m typing this from my iPod in the living room while he sleeps at my feet. Now to carry him upstairs to bed… and then tomorrow we shall tackle overcoming our fear of stairs!