The ancestors’ of our present-day Collies were famous for their ability to locate lost sheep on the Highland moors of Scotland. In many of our modern Collies, this search-and-rescue instinct is alive and well. But for lack of sheep, Collies will often find and present their people with other…
Meeting the Dropout
When we went to the dog park, I noticed a happy dog approaching the gate to greet us. I excitedly asked Emerson, “Is that a Smooth Collie? It is!” I answered myself. “It is a Smooth Collie!”
His name was Frank, and he was a failed service dog….
My dog gets cat-called more than I do. I can’t take him anywhere without cries of “Lassie!” inundating my ears. Gus, my vain and glorious Collie, thrives on the attention. I do not. (He is a social dog, and I am a painfully unsocial human.)
Usually, I’ll smile like…