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, 26 December 2010

Christmas Past.

Merry Christmas everyone.

This week I'm going to show you some pictures of Tippy from Christmas past. Like many other dogs Tippy had a natural ability to open presents. Somehow it seems they know how to do this without being taught - who knows maybe in a past life they were all humans. Well anyway right from the first Christmas the first job for Tippy on Christmas morning was to get on the bed with Vicki Fallon and myself and help Fallon to empty the gifts from her stocking. Like humans she used to play the guessing game but with the aid of her pointy nose there wasn't a lot of guessing involved when it came to picking out the chocolate and Fallon was very kind and let her open at least one of her presents. When the time came to open the presents under the Christmas tree Tippy too had her fair share and again took as much pleasure in opening them as she did playing with them afterwards. From the pictures below you will see what a fun time she had over the years.

These first pictures are from when we were at the farm

These next ones are since we moved here.

It wasn't the same without you.


  1. Tippy looks like she really appreciated all of her gifts. Very sweet photos.

  2. Tippy opened her presents the same way my grandchildren do! :-)

    I pray that you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas :-)

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  3. Now, If the dogs could just learn to clean up the paper and bows :)

    Thanks for sharing Tippy's pictures.

  4. Isn't it funny how they like to drag their treasures to their bed. We call Deacon's his little house of horrors as you never know what you'll find there.

    Tippy, you were one adorable and much-loved pup.

  5. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-)

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron