I cannot imagine living my life here on this sheep farm without having a Border Collie or two. Currently, the dogs of Leyden Glen Farm are Phoebe (front - 11 years) and Nessie (back - 6 years).
Our dogs work hard but they genuinely love their work and live to work. There is nothing like the joy in watching a farm dog do their rounds. They joyfully accompany whoever is outside in sun, rain, snow and sleet. Nothing bothers them. As we walk around, I watch them - making sure everything is in its place.... that everything is right with the farm.
A great day for our Collies is going out for a walk with one of their people, checking out the stock, and generally living life. There are doggie special spots to each of the fields and woods we travel, places where they can get into a bit of mischief and mud, like the little sheep watering hole.
And then, when Mom isn't quite looking, there is the perfect way to top off each day if you are a farm dog.
A good roll in the manure..... Aaahhhh - you didn't see that did you Mom?
"Boy, was that ever great!"