Frank, our lovable Border Collie, whom is perhaps a bit OCD. He spends everyday racing around the outsides of the pasture, just hoping to be put to work. He could spend ALLLLL day long herding and circling and herding and circling sheep
and now his favorite thing to do is…
Frank keeping an eye on the ducks.
He has no interest in chasing them or eating them, just keeping them in a nice little bunch not too spread out. He never gets too aggressive and seems to keep enough space between himself and his little herd to let them graze and do other duck things.
This weekend we had a whirlwind trip to Idaho to pick up a couple new rams and ewes from Promised Land Farm and we picked up Frank from Mary Ann at Inland Northwest Rescue . Frank is a smooth coated Border Collie with a docked tail that is about a year old.
About 6 years ago we got Bellah from this exact place. Bellah was such a perfect match for us that after our chocolate lab died last year we knew we would try to adopt another pup from INR.
Mary Ann is such a blessing to these dogs. She takes in Australian Shepherds and Border Collies that would otherwise be put in animal shelters. She invests a great deal of her time and heart into cleaning them up, nursing them back to health, getting to know them and then tries to find them their perfect forever home. Then with tears in her eyes she says good-bye to them as they go off to their new homes. She calls it a labor of love.
Meeting the sheep!
Frank has been such a gentleman and eager to please! He has been patient with the kids and tolerates the noise and business of the household. Him and Bell even seem to be getting along pretty well, having a playful tussle here and there.
If you’re thinking of a new dog for your family can I encourage you to look at a rescue near you to give a dog another chance?