A rare portrait of Moss, she dislikes the camera, well that and a host of things actually, to her the world is black and white, she loves something or dislikes it, there is no middle ground: the kennels describe her as a ‘ladies dog’ it’s true she is not all that welcoming of men who have beards are bald or wear glasses, or any combination of the three, so this rules out a warm welcome for a lot of blokes!
Despite prolonged exposure to the camera she is still very nervous of it and if it’s pointed in her direction she always adopts a cowering pose, that if I were to publish it, would have the RSPCA inspector beating a path to our door. However Tom was throwing snowballs for her to catch the other day and it provided sufficient distraction for me to sneak a photo or two.
She will ‘play ball’ for hours,
like a friends dog that used to chase gulls on the beach (the gulls always won ) to the point where it was so exhausted it couldn’t walk home and had to carried.
She is (like most Border Collies) very intelligent, but in a quirky ‘nervous genius’ sort of way. One farmer claimed that Border Collies don’t settle down till ‘they’ve a year under each paw’ she’s 4 now so we have high hopes!