Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Our border collie came to us about 4 years ago. She was a rescue dog, of unknown origin. The foster home reported that she herded the cats that also lived at the "halfway house."

She was extremely afraid of large machinery that made loud noises. She's grown used to all our large machinery and loud noises over the years.

She's never been formally trained to herd (mostly because none of us knows what we're doing, either). Some days she does pretty well. Some days are a total flop.

She is friends with all our long-term barn cats, and only chases the new ones that run. I think eventually they all figure out she's a cat-lover and calm down.

Brinkley is a delight. We wish she was a good herding dog, but she brightens our lives anyhow.


  1. I love the mental image of the dog herding cats - too funny!

  2. Our 1/2 border collie, 1/2 Australian Shepard tries to herd our 5yr old. She doesn't like him getting far from the house!


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