This blog is in memory of our beloved Border Collie Tippy who died on July 28th 2010. Every Sunday over the course of the next few months I will post memories and pictures of her life with us, both as a working farm dog, family pet, best friend and work mate.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Great fun for a nippy Border Collie.

In this picture you can just see Tippy under the hedge, it looks to me like she has just been in hiding and is looking to see if the coast is clear.

If you also notice in the bottom left of the picture there is some tall plant growth, these are yellow Iris growing in an old garden pond. This pond was all cracked and held no water at all. For the first few days of her time with us Tippy moved in to the old pond and spent a lot of time hiding in the tall Iris. It was nice to think she had found a place to call home although it wasn’t much fun for those wanting to lavish attention on her. Eventually she moved out of the old pond but she was very adept at seeking out all the best hiding places the garden had to offer which at times was a great source of frustration to all, especially when you had to play hide and seek with the dog just to get her in the house so you could go and attend important business. The trouble was she was so darn fast that after rooting around and prodding a conifer bush for 10 minutes trying to dislodge a Border Collie that you knew was in there somewhere, she would suddenly dart out of the said bush into another one before you could even get off the ground. This was a great game if you were a nippy little Border Collie with nothing else to do all day.


  1. Rob, I've enjoyed reading about Tippy. Those kind of "special" dogs enrich our lives so much. I appreciate your comments on my blog "fosterfido". It was kind of you to take the time to write. Elaine