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 September 11, 2013
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Random Thoughts (part 6) 01
Grow, Yucca, Grow!!
But, you know you're gonna die ... right!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 02
First 2013 Snake!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 04
Water ... Beautiful Water!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 05
Sister Ann!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 06
Me ... Licking My Chops!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 07
My Buddy Gall!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 08
Big Sis, Patch!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 09
Momma Roo!!!

Random Thoughts (part 6) 03
Double Rainbow!!
Life Is Wonderful!!!!
Wishing all of you nothing but the BEST!!!


Random Thoughts (part (liù))[i]

By Bubba


  • You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”  Steve Jobs

  • Only cows know why they stampede.

  • Why do people press harder on a remote control when the batteries are going dead?

  • Do you have trouble making up your mind?  Well, yes or no?

  • Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.

  • I poured Spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.

  • If tin whistles are made of tin, what do they make fog horns out of?

  • Where there’s a will, there are five hundred relatives.

  • Why is it called a building when it is already built?

  • If all you're goin' on is my confession, forget it, I'm simply not credible.”  Dale Gribble (King Of The Hill television show)

  • Death is hereditary.

  • I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

  • Some of the greater things in life are unseen that’s why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream.

  • Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?

  • A consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

  • If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

  • If you drop a chameleon in water, will it turn clear?

  • Why are the numbers on a calculator reversed from the numbers on a phone?

  • Why is it called a TV set when there’s only one?

  • Did you know that six is a lucky number to the Chinese?

  • Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors and lawyers call what they do “practice”?

  • What came first, the fruit or the color orange?

  • Why do we say that something is out of whack? What is a whack?

  • Always borrow money from a pessimist.  He won’t expect it back.

  • If it’s Zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

  • If you got into a taxi and he started driving backwards, would the taxi driver end up owing you money?

  • Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

  • Why is it when someone eats something that tastes bad they say “Aw, this tastes gross!” and turn to you and say “Try it!”  Why would I want to try it, if they already told me what it tastes like?

  • “Mama's in jail. She was savin' a quart of beer for before bed, and Daddy threw it out, and she went after him with a fork, and the trailer tipped over, and everything turned upside down, and it's all gonna be on Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.”  Luanne Platter (King Of The Hill television show)

  • How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

  • If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest also have to drown?

  • What do you do with an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

  • Why does dad constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

  • I like work.  It fascinates me.  I can sit and watch it for hours.

  • Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

  • Why do ballet dancers always dance on their toes?  Wouldn’t it be easier to just hire taller dancers?

  • If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

  • If the ‘black box’ flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?

  • Why is hamburger called hamburger, when it is made out of beef not ham?

  • Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

  • The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it is.

  • When the mule realizes that he’s being pushed, expect to be kicked.

  • “Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.”   Christian F. Gellert




A job interview is like a first date. You dress up, pretend to be someone else and spend the time wondering if you’re going to get screwed.



Dear eyelashes, wishbones, dandelions, pennies, shooting stars, 11:11, and birthday candles. Do your job.




This is your life, do what you love, and do it often.  If you don't like something, change it.  If you don't like your job, quit.  If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV.  If you are looking for the love of your life, stop.  Start doing the things you love, stop over analyzing - all emotions are beautiful.  When you eat, appreciate it, every last bite.  LIFE IS SIMPLE.  Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and to new people, we are united in our difference; ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often, getting lost with some opportunities only come once, seize them.  Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating!  Live your dream and wear you passion!  LIFE IS SHORT.




[i] That’s six for those of you that don’t know Mandarin Chinese.





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