Not many words in this blog but, now and then, a few of my photographs--
Awww. Did Cricket come to play? Or is she there for the season?
Cricket belongs to George and Trudy, friends of ours, and she goes wherever George goes. I like to pretend that Cricket is Sarah's mom. Don't they look a lot alike? She is a very sweet dog, too.
They do look alike, what breed are they?
Well, they both came from the Cherryland Humane Society animal shelter in Traverse City. The information card on Sarah called her a mix of Australian shepherd and border collie. I’ll have to ask how Cricket was described.
Here's from George via e-mail: "Sounds likely, they said Australian Shepherd mix. Not sure I believed it at the time but I like the collie part - beautiful dogs without the high maintenance. My thoughts were more like Rottweiler and collie mix. Emphasis on mix thinking more like Heinz 57. When people talk about me they don't say "mix" they say mongrel or trash fish. I'm comfortable with that considering where they could go."
We have many border collies and Aussies out this way...working ranch dogs. Very intelligent, strong interaction with (their)humans. Years back, a Nez Perce friend gaveme one. We both worked and it was unhappy not roaming. We in turn gave it to a cowhand thatworked with the university herds: yearly reports, the dog was one of their best herders, overjoyed to have his own cattle!Interestingly, they work in teams-so when theranchers drive through town, there will be 3-4in the truck.
Ah, BB, Sarah is very sociable and a lovely bookstore greeter, but I know she would rather be home on the farm (with me, of course), herding ducks or chickens or a couple of horses! That is our dream!