Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chance: Free free at last

Hiya!  It is I, Chance the most handsome blogging Border Collie in Minnesota!

I am free, free at last.  It snowed and all the skunks S.H.O.U.L.D. be in hibernation for the winter.  There are only deer, rabbit and fox tracks out there…along with mine of course!

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Getting skunked was the worst.  Far Side can’t get over it and reminds me almost daily to “Leave all the skunks alone.”  She doesn’t care if they are looking for bird seed or wandering through the yard..I am to leave them alone.  Do you know how hard it is for a Border Collie not to herd something?

I am allowed outside by myself now.  I am very good about staying in my yard.  Far Guy and I go for several walks everyday, out of the yard..together.  We keep the wood fires burning down at the shop.  Far Guy takes his phone just in case he falls and breaks a hip or something..and IF I come back by myself like I did yesterday Far Side will take me in her car to go see what the problem is.  ( There was no problem..just a bunch of guys loading up an old tractor and Far Guy was helping.) For awhile it was me and Far Side to the rescue!  I love it when she says “Chance get in the car!”

The deer are now running through my yard.  There must be a whole herd of them.  I bark at them..but I do not chase them.  Far Side calls them “Tick Carriers” and wishes that more of them would have met their demise during hunting season.

I went to see Odda last Sunday..she musta been missing me because she was real happy to see me!

Odda and the Furball

Odda has her own furball…I didn’t chase her either. We had a good visit.  Yesterday I heard that Odda was off to the Doctor for a little surgery..so she cannot have puppies.  Far Side  said “No Puppies..that is sad.”  Oh well..I cannot have puppies either… and she wasn’t real heart broken when she drug me to the Vet for my “little surgery.”  So she should just get over it!

That cats name is either Sophie or Sophia Furball, Odda has two cats and it is hard to remember which one is which:)

21 comments:

  1. A famous man once said, in a speech he gave on August 28, 1963 that he looked forward to the day when people (and very smart Border Collies like you) will be able to join hands (paws) and sing (howl) in the words of the old spiritual, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

    It's always nice to hear your howling, Chance!

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  2. I think Chance should become a regular blogger, he has a such fresh perspective on life, well except when he's rolled in something he shouldn't.

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  3. Chance you are the best story teller...

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  4. Chance, it's always good to hear from you, the smartest border collie in the blogosphere, I suspect. Glad to know you are now in no danger from the skunks. It must be impossible for you not to herd them. :-)

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  5. Chance, it's nice to see all these great photos this morning. So happy you have freedom in the yard now! I can just imagine you and Far Side on your rescue mission. You love to ride, don't you? So does Harriet. Have a great day!

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  6. Pretty impressive Chance. Good insight on not being upset about Odda not having puppies...as you have never been able to have puppies. Guest blog for Far Side again sometime please.

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  7. It's about time you gained your freedom. A jailed border collie or one with little freedom is a sad border collie. Glad to hear you can run free now. Have a great time Chance...and stay out of trouble.

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  8. Chance - - you are write funnier than people! Have you thought about writing a book? You could use some of your blog material? Other animals have written books and done quite well. Your pictures alone would be worth the cost.
    Sounds like you are trained well - - - to stay in the yard and not chase the wrong kind of animals. It appears you will have to help train Far Guy now!

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  9. You are funny Chance! Maybe you should be allowed to gently herd those tick carrying deer out of the yard. Sounds like it would be in your best interest.

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  10. Nice post Chance ! Wish Miggy would stay in the yard she has to have an electric collar on as we layed wire underground all around the yard perimater . We tryed but her Weaten Terrior, Bearded Collie in her takes over and has to herd and chase ! Miggy says hi to you and Odda !

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  11. Hi Chance,
    Nice to meet you. They sure do get all upset about chasing skunks out of the yard. I thought it was part of our job. I do get in trouble for chasing those deer with the Boss. He just stands there looking annoyed. Then I get this tingling sensation so I run back to him and he protects me from it. I don't think those deer actually cause it but who knows. Oh well...
    Baron the GSD

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  12. Good story, Chance! I enjoy your stories and after I read them I tell Boomer what you said. Mom said that I have to let Boomer read the next one and then he gets to tell me. HUmmmmmPH! I'm the oldest I should decide, but Mom said she is in charge....

    Fuzzy

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  13. I'm glad all the skunks are gone so you can get out there and play in that snow of yours!!! All the rat pups got to play in the snow for the first time this morning, they had lots of fun. Your friend Odda looks nice, She has a very pretty coat.

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  14. Chance what a good doggie you are (now that you've learned to leave those nasty skunks alone). I love hearing about your day.

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  15. Smiles to Chance, the most handsome border collie in blogdom.

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  16. Chance, not only are ya the most handsome dog you have got to be the most talented dog in Minnesota also!!!

    Great post!

    God bless and steer clear of those nasty pole~cats!

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  17. Hi Chance, Tucker here. I can't imagine not being allowed to roam outside. I don't know what you mean about skunks. I have a black and white cat.... I like chasing her. I guess I'm lucky that I haven't found another black and white thing to chase!
    I'm glad that you have been let free!

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  18. Hurray for freedom to frolic in the snow!

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  19. laughing at Intense Guy and his little comparison.

    Chance had a dream, too. It had to do with chasing skunks. Turned into a nightmare.

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