Kelsey is a real dog. Loves everyone, will do lots of
trick stuff on command. Kelsey makes everyone feel important.
She is a mixed border collie breed. As we frequently get calls
to place dogs in homes, on an average about 10-20 per week,
I had a gut feeling about this one just from the phone call.
They called and said they had two dogs and twins on the way.
One was this border collie mix they got from a pet store. So,
Darr and I thought we would take a drive up to there house and
look at the dog. Again a gut feeling within me. When we got
there Kelsey was tied to a tree in the front yard while their
poodle mix was roaming around. They live in a country setting
and were nice people. Certainly not abusive towards animals.
I approached Kelsey and immediately she growled at me
as she was being approached at the tree she was tied on. But
after a few minutes she accepted me and I immediately fell instinctively
in love with this dog. I took her home. Her and I within a week
became best of friends.
a week or so later the previous owners dropped in unexpectantly
and I had a real fear they wanted Kelsey back. Fortunately,
all they wanted was us to show them how to clip there other
dog's nails. What a relief I felt. I knew at that moment Kelsey
and I were met for each other.
I love agility and Flyball, Darr does more of this than I do.
Actually I play with the dogs in our files but I have never
taken on the sport Darr has. And Kelsey is one of the dogs that
excels in agility that we have. I did the basic obedience and
Darr took her through the sport which continues to make her
a better dog by far.
moral behind this story is if you have a mixed breed dog that
doesn't make it less. So love it, because there are some mixed
breed dogs that would put a lot of pure bred dogs to shame in
intelligence as well as form.