We have a new addition to the family! A lovely collie called Molly. We bought Molly from the chap that scans our sheep, who has a good reputation for breeding and training working dogs.
Lets back track 18 months, when the heartbreaking decision was made to put down our beloved dog Jed, we had had him for about 17 years, so he was a good age but it didn’t make it any easier. So we’ve been without a dog for all this time and to be honest we weren’t ready for another dog.
So when our sheep were scanned dad got talking to the chap about what dogs he had and he thought he might just have one suitable. So a couple of weeks ago we drove for a good hour to see the dog he was talking about, this dog turned out to be Molly. The sweetest dog you could ever ask for. Of course having a good temperament wasn’t enough, we had to see what she was like working, but of course she excelled at that too. Even though there’s still a bit of training to be done she’s more than willing.
She was a delight to travel home and didn’t make a peep. She was obviously nervous at first in new surroundings but she’s settled in so well you would’ve though she’d been with us at least a month.
She loves riding on the back of the quad but being so keen we have to be weary about her jumping off to chase the sheep. They are heavily in lamb so it wouldn’t be good. At least we know she’s still keen!
I’ll keep you updated on how she’s getting on, we’ve got her on a month trial but I don’t think there’s any chance of her going back!