Dog walks

September 18, 2012

Meet Tobe and Bella, my constant walking companions. Ten years ago, a friend phoned me after my dear black lab died and told me he'd found two abandoned border collie pups. I wasn't looking for another dog, but felt we could maybe find a home for them. We drove up to an old mountain-top farm and there they were, two black and white balls of fur, tucked between some hay bales inside a dilapidated barn. The place was strewn with beer bottles and old chicken cages. I placed the pups in a cardboard box and brought them home. Tobe yelped the entire drive, but Bella just beamed. They've been with me ever since. Mostly border collie, with a quarter Newfoundlander, their temperaments are sweet but demanding. They are clearly herders by nature yet have the spaniel's love of water and woods. They live the unexamined life with great aplomb and no guilt. What a gift!

bella

tobels, summer'12

 

   
   
   

 


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