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Wednesday, April 14 2010

Do you recall what happened when Other Half put Border Collie on his cattle?  (She did a splendid job!) I, however, freaked when I saw how close to death she came each time a cow's foot lashed out at her head. So I told him, (and now those words are coming back to haunt me!) "If you want to work cows with a Border Collie, you're gonna have to get yer own damned Border Collie!"

Friends & Neighbors, he did.

Meet Cowdog.  (Yes, that's really his name before he landed in our stock trailer.)

We are on vacation - Looking at sheep. Looking at goats. Going to cattle sales.  (What?  You expected Disney World???)

Border Collie and Blue Heeler are riding shotgun with us. While in the Ranger Station at the Abilene State Park, Other Half saw a poster.  Someone found a Border Collie. Uh oh!

He came back to the truck bubbling with enthusiasm. I was not amused.  He called the number anyway.  He was certain this dog needed to be with Border Collie people if the owner couldn't be found.  I was REALLY not amused. He plowed onward.

It appears that Cowdog is a criminal.  He sneaks off to work livestock on surrounding ranches and although he is lovable, he is wearing out his welcome with local ranchers. The woman who originally owned the dog wouldn't take him back. The rancher who paid his vet bills when he tangled with a donkey couldn't keep him. He was desperate to find a stock dog home for this sweet dog.

 (Don't mess with donkeys!)

"He'll soon get hit by a car," said the rancher.

The town Fire Chief said, "He's gonna die of lead poisoning."

Other Half looked at me . . .

The rancher looked at me . . .

Cowdog looked at me . . .

So now Other Half has his own Border Collie.   

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 04:54 pm   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Told ya it this was gonna happen. :-) Enjoy and know you also did a nice thing for a sweet dog.
Posted by Milli Ann on 04/14/2010 - 07:03 PM
Glad you're getting some time off! I hope the BCs will like each other & learn to work together. So exciting! I love watching dogs work....
Posted by cindy on 04/14/2010 - 07:57 PM
Ahhh, living the dream. Be glad that OH actually wants another dog! I have to resort to guerilla tactics to get another dog into our house. I like nothing better than to find a dog just like Cowdog when we are out and about! Both Cosmo my Aussie and Emma June my BC are road dogs that were looking for a good home. They both found it - mine '-)
Posted by sue on 04/16/2010 - 10:19 AM
Yep, he was definitely a "road dog" in need of a home. Now he is REALLY bonded to Other Half. The dog certainly knows what side his bread is buttered.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 04/18/2010 - 01:50 PM

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