October 3, 2015

Eating us out of house and home!

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They’re growing lads with healthy appetites, especially Campbell, who will eat anything!

It’s getting to be a bit expensive! :oops:


September 26, 2015

Growing pains!

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The little boys are growing 


And keeping me on my toes

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They’re full of mischief



Though you’d think butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths!


September 9, 2015

That’s my boy!

Last week Campbell met the training sheep.

He found them very interesting, kept his eye on them and followed them around the ring – – – – 

until – – – – – – – he found sheep poo :oops:



August 27, 2015

A father’s role

I like to make sure my little boys

Enjoy plenty of exercise,


Don’t wander off on their own,


Travel safely,



Eat wholegrain cereals,


And get their five a day.



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My best friend Spike is gone.

He couldn’t make his wobbly legs work any more, and he was very old and tired.

Everyone is very sad :(

But he left me his settee! :D :D :D


August 21, 2015

My partner ’til the end

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If I Could Talk

You’re giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it’s the only way.

That strength is why I followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I’ve loved you all these years…
My partner ’til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You’re giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I’ve lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that’s within you,
To grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don’t despair my passing,
For I won’t be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I’ll stay.

I’ll be watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I’ll run,
…a young dog once again.

–author unknown

August 8, 2015


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The little boys and I have been helping Dad make a path  :D

There was a path there before, but Dad was always having to rake it back off the grass.


I’m told it’s a bit like the story of the three little pigs, but with a path instead of a house, and a dog insead of a wolf!

The dog made the grass path muddy, and scattered the bark path all over the lawn.

The third path is to be made of bricks.

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Dad thinks it should do the trick!



August 3, 2015

Ten weeks old today

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And best of friends  ;)


A chip off the old block?

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What do you think?




Room for me too?

Room for me too?




July 27, 2015

The little boys are nine weeks old today



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The little boys helped with the gardening this afternoon :D

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 I think Mum will have to find a different way of labelling the plants!


July 26, 2015

Toy share

Little boys are a big responsibility.

They need feeding four times a day, taking out to do wees and the other thing, teaching good manners, and must be put to bed for regular naps.

They also need teaching to play nicely and to share toys. That’s the responsibility I enjoy most  :D

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July 21, 2015

Car share

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I’ve not had to share the new-car box before. It was far better when I had it all to myself!


BUT, when the little boys are too big to squeeze in together, maybe I’ll get to ride up front where I belong :D

July 9, 2015

More little boys :) :)

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I do like having visitors.

Last night it was the knitting ladies. They like to be entertained, so Mum gave them a list of my toys and they asked me to go and find them one by one. Then I showed them how I “Tidy up!” one by one into the toy box. They were impressed to begin with, but when they looked a bit bored, I tipped the toy box over, rolled it along the floor for a bit, then stood on it :D

This evening we had surprise visitors :D

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This time, the visitors entertained me :D

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Good Old Boy

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Spike’s legs are VERY wobbly now. He also has a poorly eye :(

He sleeps downstairs, falls over a lot and doesn’t go for walks with me or Mum and Dad anymore.

He has a wobble around the garden a few times a day, but it’s hard work for him and he pants. He keeps smiling though, and I have to keep an eye on him, because he still likes to take toys from me if he can. (I let him have them – it’s always best to let Spike be boss!)

Today they took him in the car WITHOUT ME! He came back smelling of the vets. His eye is better, he’s still smiling, but his legs are just as wobbly.

They’re going to buy him a harness to wear, so they can help him when he falls over and can’t get up by himself. 

Dad gave Spike some meat with his tea bobbles tonight and I got some too!  :D

They’re making a lot of fuss of him, because he’s been their “Good Old Boy” for a very long time.

July 7, 2015

Six weeks and one day old

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Not-spot (Berwick)

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DSC03104 (2)Gnasher 

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July 3, 2015

Can ducks read?

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June 26, 2015

Our boys

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I’ve been to Meg’s house twice now. She’s a very busy Mum!


She still enjoys a game with Disc, though :)


And let Dad take the first official portraits of our sons:

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They are four weeks and four days old today


June 16, 2015

A bountiful walk

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We’ve just come back from our evening walk,

It would seem that I have a fine hunting instinct.

Or at least, a better nose than the dogs that lost these!


June 10, 2015

Would you believe it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — amosthebordercollie @ 3:49 pm

We were followed today!

Half way round our walk this afternoon, I was enjoying my usual cooling dip when I heard a jangling sound close by me. Mum thought it was another dog, with a rattly tag, or maybe a cat with a bell on its collar, or that maybe my own tag was coming loose and making a different sound. She looked around her, called me to her and checked my tag, and decided she must have been “hearing things.”   

I heard the jingling move up into a tree behind me.

We set off again and the jingling followed us. We turned round in time to see a  B I G  bird swooping from a tree near the stream to a dead tree right next to us. The bird wasn’t like any I’ve seen before and had a huge, scary beak and long straps dangling from its feet, and two jingling bells. Aha! 

We didn’t go any further for a long time after that. Mum talked into that little black thing she sometimes keeps in her pocket and then we just played with a ball I’d found for  a g e s  and  a g e s! The bird watched me as I ran up and down, and kept an eye on Mum too. She talked to it all the time and it seemed to like being near her.

After a very long time, I was surprised to see Dad and a nice lady with a big box walking towards us.

The lady held something dead and tasty-looking in her outstretched gloved hand, and called out to the bird. I was really hoping the meat was for me, but I had to sit with Mum and watch the bird swoop down and tear up and eat the treat. It didn’t leave any for me!


Never mind, Mum, Dad and the lady seemed very pleased and I walked at heel with the nice lady (because I really liked her :D AND she was carrying the smelly, feedy glove ;) ) all the way back to her truck, as Dad carried the bird, safely in the big box. 

The lady who recaptured the Harris Hawk and looked after him until his owner was found is from

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre,

where rescued horses are given a forever home.

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