BRAVO!! well said.
> From: P Horst <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Those collie eyes
> Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 12:27 PM
> Hi all-
> I've been lurking on this list for a long time, but I'm enjoying the
> and discussion on rough collie appearance, specifically eyes.
> I was at my son's soccer game last Sat. and saw a big black and white dog
> being walked by a young girl. My mom said "Wow, that's the biggest border
> collie I've ever seen." I took a look and squinted (missing our team's
> first goal). "No, Mom, that's not a border collie." The girl and dog got
> closer. I thought"That's the smallest borzoi I've ever seen." I had to
> until the little girl got pretty close to me to ask her about her dog
> recovering from surgery--getting up from a sitting position takes a
> When she got up to me, I saw that here was a collie mix, b/w, with the
> smallest eyes, the longest,narrowest head and the most arched back I'd
> seen except on a sighthound. My parents, having had rough collies and
> knowing more about ES than the ever wanted to, looked at the dog, looked
> me and sort of sighed. They knew I was not leaving until I talked to the
> kid. Yep--a purebred collie.
> But I have to say, he was sweet and noble and never once got spooked by
> having his ears pulled and soccer balls whizzing past him. He looked out
> for that little girl the whole time they were there. Even if he didn't
> the looks, he had that stalwart collie heart. My ES would have been dying
> to get on the field and score some goals, my elderly Lab would have taken
> nap and my old setter would have been unnerved by so many kids. Suddenly,
> he didn't look so uncollie like after all....