Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Tails of Two Kitties

Here are some pictures of the 4 footed partners in crime that Reese
shares her house with.

This is Bella Belle, she is seven years old, precious little one. She was my first pet as an adult on Easter weekend. It was one of those things I went to the store to get a lamp and came home with a cat. She will always be special to me.

This is Sophie, she is 5 years old. I got her at 7 weeks. She is always ready to play and snuggle.

Best Buddies!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A day at the Farm

Well okay it wasn't a whole day, and most certainly wasn't my farm. Sunday I took drive to a new place to get apples. It is a very cute place, many cute buildings and lots of pretty flowers. Chickens and of course the resident Rooster or two. Apples, blueberries, pies, dried flowers and jam. Here are a few pictures.

Chickens and a flowering truck!

Later, in the afternoon Reese and I went to a park to play. We played with her Chuck-It a.k.a favorite toy in the whole world. Just the sight of it makes her want to jump to the moon. She did a perfect heel all the way to the park. Yes, it was only about a block, but still with the excitement the Chuck-it brings she did great. Of course the reward was the Chuck-it and she earned it!! Good Girlie!! Here is Reese after a satisfying romp at the park! You know what they say, a tired dog is a good dog.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome to Border Collie Reese and her Two Kitties!

I live in the midwest with my border collie Reese and two cats Bella and Sophia. My dog and I like to have adventures and wanted to share some of them with you. They aren't always that exciting, but when you get to share them with a border collie...well... lets just say border collies like to do everything with excitement and enthusiasm so life itself can be an adventure some days.

Speaking of enthusiasm, there is a little story to how Reese got her name. I was going to get a rough coated male border collie. I had been to Wales and Ireland the summer before which was one reason I decided to get a border collie. I had a list of Irish names from which I was going to pick a name for the little bugger. But...as these things go, when I saw Reese the only little tri-colored girlie in the litter, I just had to have her and her me. So that is how I ended up with my smooth coated girlie. The name Reese is Welsh and her sire was imported from Wales and when I discovered Reese means enthusiastic in Welsh...well that was it. If you have had the chance to meet my girl you know that she is nothing but enthusiastic!

I like sports hence the long walks, runs and hikes Reese and I take. I have run half-marathons, full marathons and many 5K and 10K races.

Our favorite thing, aside from sheep herding, and fetch with the chuck-it is long hikes in the woods on trails around town. We are also training in agility, obedience and rally. This fall we will make our trial debut, exciting but nervous. We are doing it for fun though and will only do it while it is fun. When it becomes work and we don't look forward to training for the next leg of a title then we will quit.

Reese is my dog, my companion, and my friend first and foremost. All the training we do is for fun. She loves to think and learn and it has been amazing watching her grow from a little pup to this wonderful dog.

Check back soon for new adventures to come.