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Wednesday, December 31 2014

Mesa knows she is a Border Collie, so despite the fact that Dillon and Ranger are nice to her, rather than be happy sitting with the nerdy kids in the cafeteria, Mesa wants to hang out with 'cool kids' - the border collies who barely tolerate her presence.

 Cowboy and Trace

Trace is aware that she wants to play with him. If he's in a good mood he races circles around the yard, impressing her with his speed and athletic prowess. For the most part however, he politely avoids her, like a movie star hiding from overeager fans and the paparazzi.

 When she catches him, he signs her autograph book and then hastens off to avoid her, leaving her starstruck in his wake.

Cowboy, aka "Snidley Whiplash" left me in stitches last night. She saw him and started to bounce his direction. He fanned his ears at her in what we describe as "elephant ears." This is seen as a threat display by every other member of the pack. It is the canine equivalent of shooting her the bird.  Mesa, ever the innocent awestruck fan, wiggled through his threat display and kissed him on the nose. He stared at her in disbelief for a moment as she smiled adoringly at him. I was reminded of Gru in "Despicable Me."

  And like Gru, he grimaced back a smile and let her follow him around the yard as he peed on tires.

 Although she doesn't appreciate him, hands down, the best babysitter is still Ranger. He enjoys her company and is more gentle than Dillon who sees her as the best toy he's ever had. Because she and Dillon play too rough and get overstimulated, I'm limiting their time together a bit more. Ranger gives her the patience and discipline she needs for her age.

Sadly though, she'd leave her Nanny-Dog in an instant to follow the cool kids around the playground,

 because she knows she is a Border Collie,

 and Trace is just sooooo cool!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 08:49 am   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
I love the way she knows she is a border collie just like Trace did. How is she getting along with Lily? Has she watched anyone herd yet? By the way, are there any Trace-cam videos?
Posted by Elissa on 12/31/2014 - 10:35 PM
I wish! We just haven't had the time to mess with it. We dragged it all the way to the ranch up north before Christmas and didn't use it once. Since Delta just had that calf I'm keeping the dogs away from the house cows for a while. That twisted sister is giving me the stink eye just for taking pictures. I'd hate to see what she'd do if Trace got too close to that calf.
Posted by Forensicfarmgirl on 12/31/2014 - 11:15 PM
Mesa is getting along well with Lily. She worships Lil and Lily tolerates her in that "I'm stuck with an annoying sidekick" way. Lily enjoys taunting Mesa. I expect her to start wearing a shirt that reads. " I'm with Stupid."
Posted by Forensicfarmgirl on 12/31/2014 - 11:18 PM

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