Some things ought not to be “saved” rather like the good china, your favorite coat, your grandmother’s wedding rings and the silver, especially at Christmastime, wouldn’t you agree? After receiving a comment from Karen in Wales this morning, where the World Sheepdog Trials took place this year, I found myself wanting to add a postscript to the Sheepdog Trials at Hopland, then thought immediately of all the folks who have already visited that post, and would thus be missing one of my alltime favorite vids should I simply add as an afterthought. I’m therefore indulging in my shortest post ever to be able to deliver to your hearts and minds a most exquisite interaction between a handler and a Border Collie, lending you insight into what I regard as one of the finest interspecies communications I’m aware of. Indeed, some Border Collie owners and trainers have moved into the realm of dance, and thus I present to you the incredible work of Tina Humphrey and her Border Collie, Chandi. Note her tagline, “Two souls, one life.” Says Tina:
Bluecroft My Blue Heaven, is the registered name of my incredible Working Sheepdog (Border Collie), Chandi. I rescued Chandi from the dog pound when she was just 4 months old. I had always been fascinated with the blue merle colouring and thought one day that I might find ‘my’ blue merle. That day came, quite by accident, on November 11, 1998. Chandi had just been brought in to be rehomed at the very time that I was visiting the pound searching for a dog. From the moment I first met her, I have been totally enchanted by her beauty, intelligence and grace. We are the centre of each other’s universe, and the love we have for each other is the most precious thing in the world to me, and I cherish every minute we have together.
This is love in action, my darlings. Merry Christmas! Enjoy!
Did you find yourself getting just a wee bit weepy? I thought so. Yeah, me, too. Now go and kiss your pooch!
Love and Christmas blessings,
Posted on December 14th, 2008 by Kathryn
Filed under: Animals