Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 15, 2011


This is how he got his name! A favourite sleeping spot as a pup.

At 8 weeks old he was awfully cute

 He filled out to look like a typical Border Collie, intent, alert and hard working.
His first love is trying to herd horses. Horses don't herd well and I have seen him get kicked 38 times ( and counting). The results are, cut ribs, cut face, broken off tooth and a dog that is stone deaf.

 Somehow, he maintains his ability to look cute!
 An outdoor dog at heart, he refuses to come into the house, except for a small nap now and again when it's really cold outside.

That's our Boots!


pilgrimscottage said...

What a great dog! They sure bring a lot into our lives. Love the photos. Especially the one where Boots is in the background with the horse, like he's getting ready for another kick :)

TexWisGirl said...

he is still so beautiful! what a great dog!!! (even if he is hard-headed!)

Texan said...

Sounds like a keeper to me!

Chai Chai said...

Amazing. He knows what he wants to do, just can't get them darn stubborn horses to cooperate. There is nothing better than a good dog.

Farmchick said...

Sounds like a great and very independent dog! What a handsome guy!

Alica said...

What a great dog! Wish ours knew how to herd cows (instead of scare them!) :)

Karen said...

A wonderful tribute to Boots. I love the picture of him among the flowers.

luckybunny said...

Oh I'm loving the puppy cuteness! Awesome dog :)

Gregg said...

Great dog Ian. We had a Sheltie just like that. Had her for 8 years, during the period we had horses she just wouldn't leave em alone.

One day we came home to find she had been "taken" out of a fenced dog run. That was 25 years ago, still miss her.

Ron @ said...

Boots is looking pretty good after being kicked by a horse so many times. He looks better than me and I haven't been kicked lately.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


A Engineer in the Kitchen said...

What a cute dog.