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, 3 October 2010

Tractor Tippy.

In the last post I told how Tippy enjoyed riding the quad bike. Well she also enjoyed riding the tractors just as much despite them being the most uncomfortable machines you can imagine, or at least they we back then in the days before air conditioning. Even on days when the temperature was way to much for a dog to be riding the tractor if I tried to leave her at home she was devastated, she just wanted to be out with me doing whatever I was doing no matter how uncomfortable that was. She liked the Ford tractor we had for a number of years because there was room behind the seat for her to make a little nest out of an old cushion and various old clothes.

We spent untold hours together on that tractor but unfortunately it wore out and the boss got us another one but it didn't have a place behind the seat so she had to have a bit of carpet on the floor by my left foot.

She didn't seem to mind though as there was no sign of her not wanting to be left behind.

1 comment:

  1. My Grandfather, had a little dog named Blondie, that always rode the tractor with him too. Your post made me smile...good memories.

    Wyatt's Mom