Saturday, June 25, 2011

Meet Lucy

Lucy is my mother's new pup.  She's an English Shepherd, the breed that Border Collies were derived from.  English Shepherds, historically, were the most popular farm dog breed on small family farms.  They will both herd and protect various livestock (sheep, cattle, chickens and ducks, pigs, and even goats), as well as serve as watch dogs, companions, "babysitters," and even hunting dogs.  I've heard that the real-life stories that inspired the movie "Lassie" were about English Shepherds.

She is a joy, a bundle of mischief and energy, and faithfully trots along next to you from room to room and house to yard and back.  We're thinking that maybe, in a few years, Bunchberry will be home to her future boyfriend...

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