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 15, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE:  This was written before the incident, the BC's thought that we should go ahead and publish it just like it was originally written. 



The Evolution of the Shop

Compiled by Bubba


Since most all of our stories originate from dad's shop, I though that instead of my usual Cartoons I would provide a little pictorial of the evolution of  the shop ...


We've had some really good times here, and are looking forward to the good times to come!


Hope you enjoy!



Shop 01
January 2003

Shop 02
February 2003

Shop 03
February 2003

Shop 04
February 2003

Shop 05
February 2003

Shop 06
February 2003

Shop 07
March 2003

Shop 08
March 2003

Shop 09
March 2003

Shop 10
March 2003

Shop 11
April 2003

Shop 12
April 2003

Shop 13
April 2003

Shop 14
Finished -- April 2003

Shop 15
Added Pump House - 2003

Shop 16
Adding On Tractor Cover - November 2007

Shop 17
Added Back Lean To - September 2010

Shop 18
Added South Lean To - September 2013

Shop 19
Dogs Relaxin By The Shop - August 2015

Shop 20
Dogs Taking Their Meal In The Shop - August 2015



Never fear ... Bubba's Cartoon's and Stories will be back!!!

Some favorite quotes from past articles ...


Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield



The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it.

Lloyd Dobyns and Clare Crawford-Mason



My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Jack Layton



Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.

Roger Caras



You don’t own a dog, any more than you own your life.  If a dog has any intellect, you are best to treat your relationship with your dog as a partnership.  It is all right that you have a majority ownership in the partnership – just remember that it IS a partnership.  He (she) does have the option of quitting you.





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