Posted by Kristin on February 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Our Border Collie is turning 14 this year.  She has had a full life of chasing cars and coyotes and herding goats and kids.  She is really showing her age this winter and I can't help but  wonder how long she will be with us.  She tries to keep up with the younger dogs, but trips and falls when her hind legs give out on her....but they forget how fast she can turn and give a quick nip to slow them down.  She has a hard time getting up the steps but will make sure everyone else is in the house before she will come in.  She will do her part in nipping at the livestock if they step out of line and they all respect her as they back up into place.   As the kids get onto the bus, Lexie howls a good bye song until she can greet them again when the bus drops them off.  And she knows when it comes up the road....a bark by the door means she wants out to greet them.  Two barks means I haven't moved fast enough to get her out.  She is laying by me now, just like in the picture below.  All four paws are moving fast and she is barking in her sleep.  Wonder what she is chasing?  Must be something good.  What a dog.

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Reply Cheryle
2:26 PM on March 4, 2012 
I loved reading about your good ol girl dog. She sounds like a good friend.
Reply Patty
6:16 PM on February 21, 2012 
Awe, sweet girl! I'm wishing her a lovely and pain free 14th year. :)