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 June 21, 2017
A (brief) Summer Special
By The BC's

Did you know that today was the estival solstice (some of the lesser astute may know it as the summer solstice)???  Anyway, you know ... the start of summer!!!


The summer solstice occurs when a planet's rotational axis, or geographic pole on either its northern or its southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits.  On the summer solstice, Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23.44°.  (Likewise, the Sun's declination from the celestial equator is +23.44° in the Northern Sky and −23.44° in the Southern Sky.)  This happens twice each year (once in each hemisphere), when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or south pole.


Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility.  In some regions, the summer solstice is seen as the beginning of summer and the end of spring.  

Yeah ... summer is a pretty special time around this place since dad isn't really into cold weather at all!  And, we get to swim more!!!!

We hope that all yall have a healthy, happy and safe summer!


The BC's

PS - we might have had a little help from on some of that scientific mumbo-jumbo.  We were just trying to fill up some space!

Summer Special 01
These dogs do LOVE their "swimmin' "!

Summer Special 02
If days like this weren't made for swimmin' (or drinking beer),
we don't know what else they're good for!
And since dad won't let us drink beer,
swim up boys (and girls)!

Like David says, "When it gets over 110 degrees ... damn, it's hot!!"

Summer Special 03
Ms. Taffy is no longer a virgin ... her first swim!  Yeah ... it WAS 115 degrees that day!
Can you spot Miss Merritt?

HINT:  She is taking a shower!

Summer Special 04
Bubba is teaching Taffy the finer art of "Splashin' your crotch!" (while the small swimmin' pool fills up).
Taffy didn't "get it"!

Summer Special 05
Gallsophine waiting her turn (while her little brother empties the pool as fast as it fills!)!

Summer Special 06
Yeah ... that's our Merritt ...the self appointed Queen of the place ... holding court!
She DOES love her swimmin' !!!!

While no dogs were harmed in the shooting of these pictures ... rest assured ...
we all smelled like wet dogs when we got through!

These are all of the pics that dad got that day ...
he was distracted since he WASN'T swimmin!

In dog beers ...
dad's OLD!

Happy Summer!

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