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, 21 November 2010

Part Time Mum.

Every now and then Tippy had to take maternity leave, although she was never 100% committed to raising a family due to the fact that those pesky sheep always needed to be kept in order or at least be under constant supervision of a Border Collies eye. So Tippy was only ever at best a part time mum so it was just as well that all her puppies were just various toys which she gathered around her in the nest she would make once a while by the side of the bed. From the look of this picture her nest on this occasion was made of my fleece, a small backpack and something which I think is a pair of trousers and it looks like she had maybe five or six puppies.


  1. We had an Irish Setter that used to do that.
    'Shamrock' would get into a closet with all of the toys. She would get upset if you tried to take them away. Crazy Hormones!

    Wyatt's Mom

  2. If ever I leave any clothing lying around the house, Buddy will take it to sleep on! I guess that fleece smelled of you! (in the nicest possible way!)

  3. Hello, visiting here! Your dog looks cute! How old was she when she died?

  4. Tippy looks very protective in that photo :-)


  5. She is so much like Belle. She really is. The same coat, the samle markings but it's in the eyes.....