Flashback Friday - Four Friends
I moved to Oregon with three dogs, a cat, two rats and a Guinea pig. Not all "mine," but in the household, the rats were my son's and the piggy my daughter's. That was late June 2011. Here we are at the end of October of the same year, but there are four dogs! What happened and why would I think four dogs were a reasonable number?
Boo and Edward's first meeting.
Boo was less than impressed and remained unimpressed for the next eight years. The problem with Edward, from Boo's point of view, is he stole tennis balls and chewed up toys. Edward would be put to bed a hour or so before Boo so Boo could play with his toys. Boo would walk around the back yard holding his ball so Edward didn't get it. Boo was on constant alert. I feel guilty being responsible for him being more of a nervous wreck than most Border collies. Now that he's the only dog, his quality of life is so much better!
But, Edward had a few bursts of odd intelligence. He loved certain movies on the TV, for one White Chicks. There's a scene with a dog that goes off screen. Edward looked behind the TV for that dog! Here he is watching a video of himself and his doggy siblings playing in the snow, and searching behind the computer screen for the dogs!
That's my long look back on the dogs I had here in Oregon. There were others before them of course, heavy on the Aussie/Heeler/Border Collie crosses. Just something about them! The spots and the smarts and the personalities.