The Border Collie Chronicles

Observations from (arguably) the World's Smartest Dogs;
(but, without question, the bestest friends!)
or, Life As We Understand It, as told from dad's shop.

Posted February 5, 2015


Interview With The Dog ...

       the silence is broken[i]


We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed.  (S)he asked that (her)his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs (s)he agreed to share these ten insights with us humans.  (plus a HUGE bonus!)

  1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years.  Any separation from you will be painful to me.  Remember that before you get me.

  2. Give me some time to understand what you want from me.

  3. Place your trust in me.  It’s crucial to my well-being.

  4. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment.  You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends.  I only have you.

  5. Talk to me sometimes.  Even if I don’t understand your words – I understand your voice.

  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will not forget it.

  7. Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.

  8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me.  Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.

  9. Take care of me when I get old.  You will be old one day.

  10. Go with me on difficult journeys.  Never say, “I can’t watch, it’s too painful.”  Everything is easier when you are with me.


And through it all … Remember that I love you.




The Dog




A Few (More Than) Appropriate Quotes …


"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.

He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."



“Children are for people who can't have dogs.”

Author Unknown


“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.”

Robert Louis Stevenson


“The greatest love is a mother's; then a dog's; then a sweetheart's.”

Polish Proverb


“Ever wonder where you'd end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?”

Robert Brault


“Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.”

Albert Payson Terhune


“In dog beers, I’ve only had one!” … or two!

Unknown, but attributed to Grasshopper (Thanks for the submission!!!  I’ve already gotten a lot of mileage from it!)



[i] I obtained this from FaceBook, but as I started researching it … it’s everywhere.  I have no idea as to who to credit it to … but they (the BC’s) have a frosty adult beverage (or two or three dog beers) waiting at this place!  Amen!  Thank You!








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