Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posted February 10, 2016
We had our border collie for about 12 years. In that time she had two vehicles that she would try to catch, the school bus and the mailman. To this day we have no idea what her plans were if she should manage to catch up with one.
She also tried to herd guests into our home and occasionally nipped at their heels.
Having said that, she was terrific with small animals and children. In the spring we would get baby chicks and she thought they were just for her. She would stare at them with utter devotion and strong mothering instincts. That feeling would go away when the chicks matured and she ran away from the grown chickens and hide behind my legs, barking ferociously.
Her long hair was constantly tangled and hard to brush out.
Jasmine needed plenty of room to run and was happiest when she had something to keep her busy. A bored collie just gets into mischief.