Today has been a totally awesome and fabulous day! I am radiating happiness and haven't stopped smiling since early noon. :-)
My husband Ben and I, driven by our long-suffering best friend Sev, went on a 90 minute roadtrip out to the countryside to go see the litter of Border Collie puppies I've been interested in. And I am SO glad that I went. I got my puppy fix (they're the best drug!) and I really clicked with one of the two girls up for consideration. I have a feeling that Ace will have a sister at the start of October!
The pups had turned one month old today and three were fast asleep when we arrived. But two girls, luckily the ones I had been told would best suit my interests, were up and at 'em, nursing on Mom. The dam is a beautiful red girl from French working lines. She's a thoughtful, intelligent worker who takes her time on the sheep. Not impulsive, and not pushy. She welcomed us into petting and picking up her young girls.
The girl with whom I fell in love, Violet Collar (working name!), gave me a flurry of kisses on my neck and face when I first held her. Ace has NEVER kissed me to this day, so naturally my knees felt like giving out and my head was spinning from the sheer love I felt from this beautiful puppy. I was so pleased that one seemed to gravitate towards me right away! She was also very playful, sprightly, and a quick thinker. She didn't pause much for reflection - if she decided on something, it was done immediately with no hesitation. I like that. I'm looking solely for a performance dog, and Ace is the epitome of an "overthinker".
I'll share the video I made and some pictures of the girl who will probably be Ace's little sister in a month's time. :-) Please enjoy!
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As you can see, her humans have set up a little agility/obstacle course to acquaint the little ones with new sounds, textures, heights, and smells! It's totally an awesome idea. :-)
Once the babies have received their first vaccines, they'll be off to go to a neighbourhood school for the afternoon to meet tons of kiddos. This girl is gonna be bombproof!
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