herding dog


I was about 4 when I first spent time around a border collie - my grandparents’ dog, Bertie. My granny had brought the pup home in her coat pocket - after the farmer said he’d “bang that one on the head” (Bert was the runt of the litter & considered useless for work).

One of the things I loved most about Bertie & what set him apart from my grandparents’ other “normal” dogs, was that when we played together, he’d constantly hide. More like a strange pointy-nosed cat, than a dog. Bert would sneak off under bushes, behind trees, in long grass… he wasn’t very good at being sneaky but he was very determined. I was endlessly amused.

As I got older, I also came to love border collies for their working heritage, their intelligence, their eagerness to work with people etc… but even now I understand why they do it - & more than 20 years after I first played with Bertie - I still find it pretty hilarious when they try (generally unsuccessfully) to hide. Barney’s not so keen on the game but Flynn is convinced he’s a super sneaky ninja collie!

I don’t have many photos of Bert - this is him aged about 15, a year or so before he passed away. He was a good old dog - & the reason I have Barney & Flynn today.

anonymous asked:

lexa as a dog walker? i'm picturing her being led by a herd of dogs like in that daniel radcliffe pic

ye but she’s so good w them they do not lead her they all move as one

anonymous asked:

Master Lillandril I know you have talked of this before, but would you argue that the goblins who serve Altmer at the Isles are more akin to working animals (such as herding dogs) rather than slaves?

Exactly! You, serah, have a properly enlightened view of the world. You clearly are able to see past the exterior and superficial level that most take as the whole. Tell one, do you have proud Altmer blood in your lineage? You are of sufficient quality that one could very well conceive of it. Be welcome, Kinsmer, in the name of Her Majesty. Avail yourself of hearth and home. Let us take a cup of Altmeri nightwine and revel in the blessings of our blood and lineage. Tis only proper, after all.

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Quality collie puppies
A dog is a man’s best friend. So if you are looking for a best friend for a lifetime so that you can feel relaxed and at ease then you should definitely get a collie puppy. Collie puppies or Collies, in general, prove to be great friends to their masters. This breed of dog, is known as a herding, or working dog and has a very active nature.

I’ll go live on a remote island and take care of sheep. also I will have one of those herding dogs. then I will have no internet so I don’t have to see any post written by stupid men and libfems ever again

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Papyrus was certain that the job dog-walking would be fairly easy given that he was good at walking and he worked alongside dogs on a regular basis. As with many things, the skeleton considered himself and expert, and figured it would be no problem walking eight or ten dogs at one time… the more the merrier.

It was at roughly seven a.m that next more that a loud familiar shout of “STOP AND DECIST” flew through the town alongside a herd of bouncing white dogs and a hapless Skeleton, hopelessly tangled in twelve leashes as he was dragged through the sidewalk like the world’s most miserable snow plow.
Still, Papyrus tried his best, grappling desperately as his hold on one of the leashes began to loosen. It was hard enough being dragged all about the town like a tin can tied to a bicycle, but to actually lose one of the canines would be inexcusable.

“BLUEBEAR!” he shouted, calling the name of the escaping dog with a frantic fervor as his grip loosened further “BLUEBEAR WAAAAIT!!! SLOW DOWN!!!”