Tug, Toss, and Throw

Ball! Ball! Ball! Hey, that's not a Frisbee. Not interested.

Border Collies don’t understand that they’re supposed to be slothful and lazy during the dog days of summer. Mine insist on several rounds of games every day, rain or shine, or increasingly unending heat.

Celeste’s favorite is playing tug with a deflated Jolly Ball on a rope, Dublin loves the Frisbee above all, Mercury likes the tennis ball, and Gemma insists on barking at everyone else.  She’s really only interested in the toys if she can steal them and run off.  I try playing one on one with her and she has zero interest in catching or retrieving.  She loves playing tug with Celeste, but if I play with her she flops on her back and wants a belly rub.  She has shown a lot of promise on sheep though, which might explain why she’d rather herd Dublin instead of going for the toys herself.

My new Motorola Atrix has an HD camera on it (although the lens is rather soft) so it’s really convenient to take videos and snapshots of the dogs.  I figure that even shoddy video can give you a good impression of the dogs.

They’re so cute, even with the devil eyes the camera’s external light gives them.

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.