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, 14 November 2010

Hiking Tippy.

This picture of Tippy with my mum was taken during one of Tippy’s very first hiking trips in to the hills.

She must have been pretty young at this time because she had a proper black lead from quite early on in her life. Tippy used to love going for a good long hike and handled it very easily, much better than Tommy who will walk long distances but seems to suffer for it afterwards, also he is a dead loss when it comes to stiles whereas Tippy would jump over them or at least allow you to lift her over. This picture was taken at Slippery Stones at the end of the Howden Reservoir.


  1. When I saw the tether I thought Tippy must have been quite young. Our Deacon will nip at his leash once we're out in the field as if to say 'that's enough of that, I want to run!'

    Hope there was a cup of tea for everyone at the end of a nice long hike.

  2. Tippy the dog has some very good manners :-)

  3. A good, long hike must be near heaven for a border collie. They can keep going all day - amazing creatures!