Hi Hazelanne, and everyone,
It was just a chance that Cookie came to us. My sister
actually rescued her from a day-care center near Eugene Oregon, that was located
on a farm near town. The story that I have been told is that they had
purchased/acquired 2 'collie type' pups from a stranger. One of the pups grew up
to be very strong and with an unstopable herding instinct, and a need to run and
run and make sure all the children were 'herded'. She didn't work out for them
because she was pushing the kids around. They were planning on removing
her form the premisis. The sibling was much aparently a more gentle dog and they
considered it a keeper. My sister saw an ad for a 'cheap' collie type
dog, they 'physical' one, and bought Cookie from them for 75
dollars. A year later sis had changes in her home situation and
couln't keep a dog,....so she asked if I would adopt Cookie. Like ...does a fish
want water? And so Cookie came into our home. I do not know if Cookies sib. is
male of female, as I have not had direct contact with these folks. I have asked
my sis to try and find the place Cookie came from, but as over 2-1/2 years
have passed, and it was a place not on a main road-easy to find, she can't
remember where it was. One of these days I'll go down there and drive
around with her until we hopefully find the farm. I want to find out if they
still have Cookie's sibling, and encourage them to join in the new
breeding and registration program. It would be really nice if we
could somehow find out where she and the sib were bred, but that is real
Cookie is indeed an extremely physical girl. She is easily
occupied all day long by the squirrels and birds. Her herding instince keeps her
moving as the little ones move about in the trees and sky. Water runs off her
back, blustry wind and drizzle are of no concern to her, just as her ancestors
in the Moors and Hilands paid no attention to the bitter environment. She is
always very interested by the goings-on on the street in front of the house.
Nothing passes her by, she is aware of everthing, just as her distant relations
had to be aware to protect the flocks.
We feel really blessed to have had Cookie come into our
lives. She is a wonderful caring/affectionate and yet independant individual.
Beauty in motion describes her when running or cantoring, so strong and
Hoe this answers your questions about Cookie.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 11:28
Subject: Re: Jennifer's Scotch and AKC
Where did you get Cookie from? He? or She has a lovely head,
and pretty eyes!