Just over a week ago marked a rather special 1-year anniversary in Pippin's blogging life -- last year Pippin almost stopped blogging! (Gasp!) As she said, "... I'd been blogging for a pretty long time and never got a single comment. So, my person and me decided that maybe we should focus more time on learning flyball than on blogging about it, so we said sayonara. We'd joined Dogs with Blogs a few months before that--I'm dog #59 (who would have guessed there'd be such an exponential rise in dog bloggers to almost 600 now!). And suddenly all these doggies came to the blog and left me a message and I looked at Chuck's page and his Opy had come up with Paw-It-Forward. I was the dog who was going to quit--sad but true. And suddenly, we had so many friends and we keep getting more. And, that's another way of looking at family." We are SO glad Pippin stuck it out - and so glad the Dogs With Blogs community helped her out! (Way to go, Charlie & Opy!)
We display the Paw It Forward randomizer in our sidebar, but here it is again:
Why not use it to stop in and say "ha roo" to a pup you haven't visited yet? It might be just what that blogger needs to keep going!
We've learned a lot from Pippin and her flock about Border Collies and what makes them so very special! (That link is to one of our very favorite posts!) We love to read about their pack dynamics (to include their interaction with Pippin's extended flock), their everyday lives, and we love to watch how they herd sheep! In fact, here's Pippin in action!
Pippin herding sheep - what a beautiful sight!
Pippin and Miss Tansy having a sing-along! We bet the girls sound great together!
And here's her brother Hamish having a go at the sheep!
Wow! Border Collies are the perfect combination of smart and FAST! Here's a close up of Hamish:
The very handsome Hamish Braeburn Moy
Border Collies work hard, so they need to rest hard, too! Here are Hamish and Pippin, kicking back at home.
Hamish & Pip
Hmm... another picture with Hamish in it. Gee... I wonder who's in charge of photos for today's post?
Did you say you wanted another picture of Hamish?
(Sigh...) I do love a man in uniform!
(Note to self: Put more thought into who uploads the pix for the Sunday Salute.)
We love Pippin's blog and are so happy she stuck it out! Pippin, thank you for sharing the wonderful world of Border Collies with us, the every day antics of you and your flock-mates, and the great stories, pictures and videos of you guys herding! You've taught us so very much about those things & more ... and perhaps the best lesson of all - the power of friendship!
Left to right: Kyzer (front), Renzo, Miss Tansy, Hamish, Rafe ... and PIPPIN!
Pippin, for all you do ... we salute you!
The Army of Four