Sunday, August 9, 2009

The New Border Collie

While out and about yesterday, the Duke and Duchess stopped at a garage sale. The sign said "tools", and since the Duke is known as the "tool man" around these parts, they just had to stop and check things out.

The Duchess was not really interested until she caught a glimpse of something black and white out of the corner of her eye. She made a beeline to the other side of the yard and found to her joy and amazement a very small Border Collie. When asked if the pup had a name, the owner looked at the Duchess like she had lost her marbles. It was obvious that this little guy needed rescuing and the Duchess had the Duke convinced in no time at all. The man wanted next to nothing for the cuddly little guy and fortunately the Duchess had enough cash on her to seal the deal.

No sooner had they gotten him into the car than he was officially named "Jake".

When they got him home Sir Bear and I had a good sniff, to see what this fuss was all about.

Hey! This guy might be fun to play with!

Ummm . . .this might be going a bit too far. . .

You know, this is not exactly what I had in mind when I said I wanted someone to play with. Maybe the Duchess has lost her marbles!!! (Still, 25 cents for a Border Collie, even if it is a toy, is a pretty good deal!)


  1. What a bargain! Heck I would have even spent 50 cents for such a cute little guy! The photos are great, you captured it all perfectly!
    Kisses from Chance:)

  2. Very good punch line, I was expecting to see a real little BC pup!

    I have a habbit of plucking the stuffing out of toys...

    Wizz :-)

  3. Oooo you are having i great [new] dogtoy.Lovely pictures also.
    bye bye,Lean

  4. Still laughing got us with that one. We were waiting to see the new BC pup that we've been expecting to show up at your house one of these days. Heck, we even came over here to see your new stuffy and fell for it anyway :-) Well done! The pictures are a riot. The black and white patterning of you and your new stuffy baby are so perfect together. Now THAT is a real garage sale find! Can't wait to see how long you leave it stuffed.
    the SL Gang

  5. OMG! You totally got me! LOL!

    Jake is adorable!

  6. Here is the big question - how are his herding instincts? ;)

  7. Adorable! And I bet Jake doesn't chew on anything! I need another pet like that! :)

  8. Awww, that is sweet. How are his house manners?

  9. Be careful! New pups like that tend to be so perfect that they make the other dogs look bad!


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