We got up early and took a long (3 hour) road trip up into Washington to see a new friend, Lady Vicki, at Border Collie Rescue. Unbeknownst to me, the Duke and Duchess were hoping to adopt a new Border Collie to be my friend. Her name is Bess and we drove all that way to meet her.
When we got there and I figured out what they were up to I quickly put Bess in her place and let everyone know that I AM THE ALPHA QUEEN. The Duke and Duchess were disappointed. Bess is really beautiful and sweet. She is very well trained and needs a forever home.
Then Lady Vicki let her other dogs out to play with us, hoping that would put us more at ease. It was great! We had a real dog party. Black and white fur everywhere.
Then Lady Carolynn and Sir John came over from BCxFour (one of the best blogs ever) with 3 of their BC's. Beth, Bonnie, and puppy Brynn. Beth had to stay on leash because SHE is the Alpha Queen of her castle and Lady Carolynn knew there would be some "issues" between us. You know how Queens are. It was a very wise move.
We played and played. The cameras never stopped clicking!
I totally fell in love with Lady Vicki's BC, Griff. He was a dreamboat.
When the Duke and Duchess finally made their decision to leave Bess behind, we got ready to go.
"Do we have to go? I am having such a good time here."
So we followed them to Fido's Farm to see how this whole sheep herding thing really works.
When we got there it was awesome. Lady Carolynn and the Duchess took me into a ring with 3 sheep. They left my leash on for awhile and then took it off so I would stop tripping on it. The Duchess chickened out and got on the other side of the fence with Bear and the Duke.