Merry Chrismas! As my husband and I are sitting here warming up and drying off from checking fences this morning in beautiful but cold and wet western Washington, we thought we would share some photos we took of Stirling (Nellie/Cinch) this morning. We've had him for just over a few days over a year and he's been such a blessing - and such an amazing gift to us last year around Christmas this year . . . nothing can top him!
He's still got a lot of maturing to do, but I have honestly not been around a more well mannered and even tempered one year old intact dog in my life. I'm certain that a good deal of that is genetic. We continue to work daily on obedience and agility - I hope to start competing a little more seriously come spring. He also is helping us with the stock while our old man border collie with the bad back continues to heal. One of these days I will film Stirling's out run for you . . . I wish I could take credit for training it but it's a thing of God given talent and a beauty to behold!
But even the simpler stuff, like this morning checking fences - super wet and cold and yet there he was, stride for stride with us, not lacking even the slightest bit of enthusiasm wading through chest deep cold water to keep up and was downright thrilled to be doing so. Just keeps me so impressed with him and the dogs you are producing. Thanks again, Teri!
Ashley and Dru