Coco's Birthday Party, Day 3: Author Catherine West and her Border Collies!


I fell in love with Border Collies after we got our first dog, Allie, back in 1995. We didn't know anything about the breed, we were just looking for a puppy, and there happened to be a litter on the island. Allie was a wonderful dog from the get-go - her favorite sport being 'chase the children'! I think she thought they were her sheep and she had to round them up. She was a loving and faithful companion to us all, and enjoyed her life in Bermuda as well as summers spent on the lake in Northern Ontario, Canada. It was with great sorrow that we realized her time had come to an end in January '09 and we had to say goodbye.

Noah, now two, came to us from a breeder in the UK. He and Allie spent a wonderful year together, and we realized we had unintentionally created Noah and Allie - from The Notebook! LOL. Noah is a very high-spirited young man and likes to do his own thing most of the time. Of course he has all the Border Collie intelligence and knows a lot of tricks and is very obedient but on the odd occasion he will blow me off!! His favorite sport is chasing birds around the swimming pool. Sadly, due to an incident when he was a puppy, he has a fear aggression around other dogs, so we've had to stop Agility courses and we are working on this problem. Other than that, Noah is a wonderful dog with plenty of energy and love. We will often find he has snuck up onto the bed in the middle of the night, and is so quiet about it we don't realize he's there until morning!

Noah wishes Coco many happy returns and lots of barks and kisses - from a safe distance!!

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Thank you so much for celebrating with us today Catherine! Be sure to stop by Cathy's site and check out her Christian romance, Yesterday's Tomorrow set during the Vietnam War.

Comments

  1. Nice border collies, Cathy! They are such pretty dogs! :-) I enjoyed read this post.

    ~ Katy

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  2. I think they're so cute but since they're "collies" I'm partial. :-P

    XOXO~ Renee

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  3. Border collies do make such nice dogs! I had one for several years and my aunt and uncle raise them. Some of the nicest pets! :)

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  4. When I was a kid we had a border collie mix...we got him at the pound and he was the best dog. My brother and I decided to name him Dusty because he was dusty when we got him..lol.

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  5. I've never owned a Border Collie, but they seem like one of the best types of pets. :) And, they're SO pretty!

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  6. I also adore this intelligent breed. Great guest post!

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  7. Noah's adorable! I've always admired Border Collies . . .

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  8. Renee, You always have such creative posts! Coco is smiling, I know;) Great pics - and I've heard great things about Catherine's book!

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  9. Thanks, all!! I get compliments on him every day when we walk! There are many different varieties of Border Collie now, but I prefer the good old black and white myself!! Although I might be talked into getting a golden or red one of these days!! We got Noah from a wonderful breeder in the UK if anyone is interested or simply want to drool over her lovely dogs!! Http://www.bryningbordercollies.com

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  10. Catherine, those dogs are gorgeous! I love the blue merles! Coco's mom was a blue merle but her daddy was a sable collie and she got his genes in the fur dept. I guess! Thank you for being here today!

    Laura- I always love it when you stop by, you're always such an encouragement and yes I recommend her books it's great, I read it in a day.

    Suko- I think all collie breeds are smarty pants LOL

    Renee- I think Noah is my favorite too, so cute!

    Bluerose- They are gorgeous aren't they?

    Angie- that's such a cute name for a dog! Love it!

    Casey- I think they're super cool too! If I didn't have a collie I'd probably own a border collie. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  11. Aren't Border Collie's the smartest dog breed? Growing up, we had a dog that was part border collie and he was a genius. Plus, they sure are cute!

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  12. such a cutie. your blog layout is nice

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  13. All these pet stories make me wish I wasn't so highly allergic to dogs. I bet my boys would love a border collie.

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