Judy, a Border collie, came into our lives on August 12, 2007. She was only 6 weeks old and ridiculously cute. Jake and I had no idea what we had had gotten ourselves into — house breaking and crate training – oh my! It was quite the adventure. We joined puppy training classes, agility training and even went sheep herding.
Most days Judy is outside guarding the yard from the alley cats and chasing away the squirrels passing through to the next tree. She loves the mailman who gives her a treat everyday, neighbor kids who throw leaves over the fence, and is starting to warm up to the garbage truck guys passing through the alley.
Judy is intensely focused and a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to chasing, herding, running, and playing. Pretty much anything that moves is of great interest to her, including but not limited to – balls, frisbees, squirrels, rabbits, cats, leaves, snow, children and bumble bees. She loves to catch things in her mouth and most likely thinks that the act of raking leaves, mowing the grass, or shoveling snow is a game specifically designed with her in mind.
Even with her endless energy she eventually winds down at the end of the night — she likes to snuggle and cuddle and take naps with her head rested on your knee. It’s in the moments of rest that I realize she just might be the sweetest dog ever.