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.
* * *
Comments and disagreements are welcome, but be sure to read the Comment Policy. If this post made you think and you'd like to read more like it, consider a donation to my 4 Border Collies' Treat and Toy Fund. They'll be glad you did. You can subscribe to the feed or enter your e-mail in the field on the left to receive notice of new content. You can also like BorderWars on Facebook for more frequent musings and curiosities.
* * *