Monday, February 04, 2008

Guess What My Husband Got for His Birthday??

My husband has wanted a Border Collie since he went to pick up his new sheep last week. He found out that his friend had a litter of border collie pups that were just now ready to be sold. The first two pictures are of his new little Border Collie, Baxter. The last picture of our Mastiff shows pretty much how I felt about getting a new dog!!! Remember a picture is worth a thousand words! Let's just say I was less than thrilled, but a 40th birthday only rolls around once in a lifetime. We picked up the pup on Saturday. By Sunday and after a good bath that Michael and our daughter provided the little thing, I was starting to warm up to the new addition. (I still hate his name, but I do like the little guy)! He is so sweet and it is a lot of fun watching our English Mastiff with him. He tried to nurse, and he realized that wasn't very productive. He now wears himself out pulling her lips, ears, and tail. After about 15 minutes of play, he is ready for another puppy nap. I like puppy messes are happening when he is asleep!

At about a year old, we will be taking him to a local trainer so that he can be trained to do what ever he is suppose to do with sheep. We were reading the breed profile before purchasing the border collie, and the profile was the exact fit for my husband. The border collie was described as a "perfectionist that will settle for nothing less". These dogs want to please their owners and are suppose to be very loyal. The profile also said that these dogs are way to intelligent to be left alone without a job to do. If they are bored, they will find something to do one way or another"!!!

grace and peace,


TNfarmgirl said...

Grreeaaattt! A dog whose profile tells you in advance that if not given enough mental stimulation they will creatively destroy your home....
will you last a year? LOL

TnFullQuiver said...

I pray that I do last a year. And yes, I am staying busy making sure the little ball of fluff has plenty to keep him busy. Missy actually helps out tremendously with this. By the time he is finished playing with her, he is tired. I hope this continues! It is a good thing for Michael's sake that I love animals so much!!!
love to all,