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 January 31, 2013

Random Thoughts 01
Me and My Baby Sister Annie!
(we're just puppies here!)

Random Thoughts 02
Me and "The Crew" hanging in the shop!!

Random Thoughts 03
Me and "The Crew" hanging in the front yard!!

Random Thoughts 04
Me and "The Crew" hanging at the tank!!
(where did all the water go??!)

Random Thoughts 05
Me hanging in the Living Room!!
Mom-D LOVES me!!!

Random Thoughts 06
Me and "The Crew" hanging by the gate!
I'm hiding behind the post!!
(if you squint, you can see a part of me!)
Ready to get that wascally wabbitt!!

Random Thoughts 07
Still at the gate (I'm not hiding though)!!
This is also a pre-attack pose by the BC Crew!
(we're all ready ... trust me!! -
Patches usually gets a walking start!!)

Random Thoughts 08
Post (or maybe pre) rabbit chase!
Gall is still on guard though!

Random Thoughts 09
Can we have a treat now??!!

Random Thoughts 10
Me and My Baby Sister Annie!!
(this is a photo from this winter ...
small, isn't she??!)

Random Thoughts End


Random Thoughts (Part 5) …

By Bubba


  • “He who breaks a New Years resolution is a weakling;  He who makes one is a fool.” F.M. Knowles

  • Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

  • When everything’s coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane.

  • Why does unscented hair spray smell?

  • Don't corner something that is meaner than you.

  • Hank Hill (answering Bobby's questions about PMS):  Bobby, some things are like a tire fire, trying to put it out only makes it worse. You just gotta grab a beer and let it burn.”

  • Is it possible to be totally partial?

  • Non-reciprocal principle: If you add a cup of wine to a barrel of sewage, you get a barrel of sewage. If you add a cup of sewage to a barrel of wine, you get a barrel of sewage.

  • Why do people say, ‘You’ve been working like a dog?" when most dogs (especially hefty BH’s) just sit around all day (except, according to mom-A, when it’s feeding time).  They should say "You’ve been working like a Border Collie!" instead!

  • “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”  Elbert Hubbard

  • Can you cry under water?

  • If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

  • Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

  • “The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.” Jeff Foxworthy

  • If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?

  • When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.

  • Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

  • “Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”  Steve Jobs  (you'll probably see this one again ... it is deep ... can make a whole article about this ... heck, maybe a whole website run by BC's!!)

  • Meanness don't happen overnight.

  • Never argue with a fool.  People might not know the difference.

  • They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance.

  • Why does Mom keep running over a string a dozen times with the vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it back down to give the vacuum one more chance? 

  • You know the speed of light, so what’s the speed of dark?

  • A bus station is where a bus stops; a train station is where a train stops. What occurs at a desk with a work station?

  • Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

  • Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, that nobody wants to eat?

  • Everyone makes mistakes.  The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

  • “I like beer. Don't you like beer? I mean, I love beer.”  Bill Dauterive (King of The Hill)

  • Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

  • Grab what you can and let the loose ends drag.

  • Why did dad wake up on Ronny's porch the other night when mom-D was driving?

  • If quitters never win and winners never quit, why should you "quit while you're ahead?"

  • There are a lot of judgmental people in the world, and I think all those people are worthless dirtballs.

  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

  • Why do they call it a Leap Year if you ADD another day, rather than skipping over one?

  • Why don’t birds fall out of trees when they sleep?

  • If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?

  • Is a clear conscience a sign of a bad memory?

  • Why is experience something you don't get until just after you need it?

  • “Always remember that you are absolutely unique.  Just like everyone else.”  Bill Dauterive (King of The Hill)

  • Why does dad call ALL of us Tim, and want us to refer to him as “Tickle” here lately??!




(Tip for future "selected" Bubba articles … you might want to brush up on your Mandarin Chinese!!!)






Some Deep Thoughts:



Lance Armstrong broke the law. He is being punished. He will continue to be punished in many ways. He is down and people are piling on. Before any more of us throw our weight upon this pile of righteous indignation, let us consider the situation from a bigger viewpoint. How many children did Lance Armstrong inspire to believe in possibility over limitation? How many ill with cancer did Lance Armstrong inspire to believe in healing; and, because of that belief, were in fact healed? These who have been inspired by Lance Armstrong will not fall because he has “fallen,” for they have come to know a Higher Power behind their success and healing.

In the Bible, we read that Paul writes from prison to the Philippians. He says that some are teaching the message insincerely, out of selfish ambition motivated by envy, while others are teaching the message motivated by love and goodwill. Then he writes a fascinating summary: “But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, [the message is being taught].”





I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

Abraham Lincoln





In the end, there are only two things to worry about:
either you are well or you are sick.

When you're well, there is nothing to worry about.

But if you're sick, then there are two things to worry about:
either you get well or you will die.

When you get well, there is nothing to worry about.
But when you die, then there are two things to worry about:

either you'll go to heaven or you'll go to hell.
When you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.

But when you go to hell, you'll be so damn busy shaking hands with friends,
you won't have time to worry!








To all those buds and budettes – Happy Times – Love You Long Time!!!!






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