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 December 2010

It's A Dirty Job.

At this time of the year there was always plenty of mud around the farm so it was pretty much impossible for Tippy to not end the day wet and muddy. She didn’t mind of course and wondered what all the fuss was about when everyone kept on telling her to stay in her basket. Apart from her basket she somehow managed to acquire an armchair in every room of the house plus the bed in the spare room. The challenge was to make sure she stayed in either her basket or the armchair in the kitchen until she had dried off enough to progress to one of her other chairs and hopefully by bed time she was in some kind of fit state to sleep in the spare bedroom. Of course all the farmers amongst you will be laughing your socks off now as you wonder what was wrong with the dog kennel outside?

Dirty tum - look I'm not getting any mud on the chair!

Clean tum.


  1. Those are great photos of Tippy.

    A dirty dog is a happy dog.

  2. Who sleeps in the kennel? Certainly not any dogs we know :)
    Tippy had the good life for sure!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  3. Gday Bob.. just popped in to see what ive been missing and was very saddened to read Tippy had passed on.. He was a very much loved dog love his Photo's .. R.I.P Tippy..

  4. Awww, Tippy is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!