Saturday, August 16, 2008


As usual, Blogger has been a pain interesting to work with. I tried to post the Youtube video (previous post) several days ago. It didn't work so I gave up. So guess what showed up in the middle of last night! Twice! (I deleted one.) Weird.

This little laughing dog is Ivy. Ivy has come to live with us courtesy of Ladd and Lassie Rescue and Referral. She's a small Border Collie, estimated to be about 2 1/2 yrs old. Despite any traumas she may have experienced in her former life she's sweet, loving and docile and has assigned herself the job of being my shadow. When not playing with Ngaire or generally getting underfoot (herding me) while I try to get my chores done, she lays right behind my sewing machine chair so I can't get up! :-) We've also been to the vet and I've never seen a dog so relaxed in a vet's examining room. I was astounded! After all the years of either big German Shepherds trying to climb in my lap or shivering quivering Chihuahuas, and all the stress shedding and/or drooling inherent in a veterinary trip, this was wonderful. I'm guessing the vet thought so too!

Ivy's also starting to warm up to The Tramp and is coming to realize I'm not the only one who will give her cuddles, let her out or give her treats. :-) She doesn't know about toys and watches with amusement as Ngaire empties her toy baskets and comes at her with these weird squeaking things! Ivy also watches with some amazement at our games of fetch. You can see her wondering why this crazy dog runs around retrieving tennis balls. She also hasn't caught on to the fact that all the mad running and barking at the fence means there's a cat parading around next door! Instead she leans against the fence giving puppy dog eyes at the neighbor, hoping to be petted. What a sweetie.

Ngaire is really enjoying having a new friend and so are we!


Amanda said...

What a sweet looking little dog. I'm hoping to have my first dog once we move - it will be a rescue dog, but i've heard that collie's can be a bit of a handful for inexperienced owners.

Tanya said...

Congratulations Ivy! You've been adopted into a loving family and you have a new friend too! Now be a good girl.

Lynn said...

Lucky you - she looks like a sweetheart. I love that youtube video. And your design wall looks great - it was a family project!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww. Isn't she cute? How is Ngaire adjusting? It sounds like she's just very grateful that she has a loving family to live with!

Anonymous said...

She is so wonderfull, i am very much a collie fan due to having collies in my past and most of my aunts, uncles and my brother all own some, My uncle was a farmer so very much needed for him,
I miss my dogs very much,