Happy Birthday Chance!

Chance December 26, 2004

Chance is four years old today! We were dog people without a dog four years ago, we were pathetic..we had been dog-less for three years.  Far Guy kept talking about a Border Collie, I was a Sheltie person, but I had a Collie when I was growing up.  All our previous dogs were very attached to me, we had a good bond because I was home more than anyone else.  Now Far Guy had some time..so we decided on a Border Collie.  We researched the breed and decided a pup with some energy would work for us.  Far Guy loved the way they herded sheep, but he had no intention of buying any sheep.  We just wanted a dog as a pet.  The day before Christmas I noticed an ad in a local paper, the day after Christmas we just went to LOOK at this litter.  The Border Collie Mom was friendly, the farm wife and kids were nice, and the puppies ..oh my..they were born in a big old barn and had the run of the place..along with many children of all ages. There were six or seven pups, some curious, some hiding, some chasing their brothers and sister. I say sister because there was only one little girl and she had been spoken for.  We weren’t set on a girl anyway, a boy would be just fine.  I am looking around trying to decide who I liked the most, I wanted to cuddle with the one that was hiding, I wanted to play with the ones that were playing.  In the meantime Far Guy had been chosen, one of the pups walked right up to him and wagged his tail…Far Guy was a goner!  I kept looking at all the other choices.. "Oh honey, look at this one, look at that one." He said "Yes dear" all the while holding this one little pup. " OK, OK, your new dog just picked you! " We left with our "Chance" at being dog owners once more:)

Sleeping among a "litter" of shoes and boots!  2005

Chance "Flying" an Airplane 2005

Chance always keeps his eye on the ball!  His job is playing ball. All Border Collies NEED jobs!  If they don’t have a job..they are bored..and become troublemakers.

                                Chance and Far Guy "Mutual Admiration Society" 2006

Chance on vacation!  We take Chance everywhere with us. That would be me holding the leash, and two of our granddaughter’s in Northern Minnesota in 2006.  Far Guy had the camera, can’t you tell?  The dog is the only one looking at him!

This is one of my very favorite photographs!  Our daughter Jen took this photo of Savannah our Granddaughter throwing water in the air for Chance to catch.  He does not swallow the water, he just catches it in his mouth.  It is one of his favorite things to do!  2006

                                                Happy Birthday Chance!

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4 Responses to Happy Birthday Chance!

  1. buffalo gal says:

    I say Happy Birthday to Chance also! What a wonderful dog. LIke I said before I see pictures of Chance and it makes me miss my “Mac”. Border Collies are so loyal and usually look to a “master” and I suspect Chance’s is Far Guy. Nice to see a picture of you FarSide!! And the grandkids. I hope you have many many happy years with your sweetheart of a dog.

  2. Avatar of roxane s. roxane s. says:

    Precious pictures of your peppy pooch. :) Happy bday Chance!

  3. pyro6999 says:

    happy birthday chance buddy youre as old as me now hope you have many more happy years here, i know the boys wish you the same!

  4. Abra La Mente says:

    I hope Chance had a great birthday and you spoiled him a little more than usual. :-)