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.







Thursday, 28 July 2011

Free as a bird now.

We will always remember you Tippy.

The First Photo.

This picture of Tippy with daughter Fallon is one of the first pictures taken of her. She never was one for having her picture taken, even when made to sit still for the camera her head would usually look in any direction but that of the photographer.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

God Bless You Tippy.

The pictures you are going to see of Tippy this week were the last ones ever taken of her. They were taken outside our house just a few weeks before she died.

God bless you Tippy our little wonder dog.


The last picture of Tippy.
It's a year tomorrow that Tippy was taken ill with pancreatitis and as a result of this and her other problems was dead four days later so this will be my last Sunday post on this memorial to her.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Tippy's last video.

Unfortunately I only have two video's of Tippy, I've already shown one and this is the other - this is actually two short video's joined together and were taken just a month before Tippy died.. Please excuse the washing on the line. The fact that one of our dogs great pleassures in life is hanging out the washing just goes to show easily you can make your dog happy, it's just a shame they have never learnt how to use clothes pegs.

video

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Tippy Posing

This blog is fast approaching the end of the road so these two photo's are the last of the older ones I have of Tippy and to me they are a reminder of a wonderful weekend we spent with her in North Yorkshire. Here she can be seen posing at the beauty spot called Sutton Bank during a tour of the area which ended by spending the night at a B&B and an evening meal in a village pub which of course Tippy enjoyed with us albeit under the table.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

On the face of Tip.

This series of pictures is of some of the expressions on Tippy's face, there were of course many more that sadly went uncaptured, one such expression being when she was grinning. You've no doubt seen dogs do this, they show all their teeth a bit like as if they were snarling. Tippy used to do this when you returned from somewhere without her, she would show her teeth and wag her whole body - Tess just wets herself! I'm hoping this sort of excitement will maybe turn to a smile later in life.