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(23,568 posts)
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 07:23 PM Sep 2022

Took Maybee to the creek near my house this afternoon for some fun.

The smoke cleared out and we had a bluebird afternoon. She herds moving water in typical border collie fashion. When we go to a pond or lake she will fetch a toys but at the creek she’s a working girl. She came home tired…at least for the moment.

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Took Maybee to the creek near my house this afternoon for some fun. (Original Post) MontanaMama Sep 2022 OP
Thanks for the pics! cilla4progress Sep 2022 #1
For sure! MontanaMama Sep 2022 #6
Yes! cilla4progress Sep 2022 #8
My border collie, Laddie, from several years ago wnylib Sep 2022 #2
She is clearly having fun. niyad Sep 2022 #3
Tired at least for the moment!! montanacowboy Sep 2022 #4
I've always had border collies my whole life. MontanaMama Sep 2022 #9
Aww! She sure enjoys the water! Lil sweetie. Diamond_Dog Sep 2022 #5
LOL!! She herds water! tblue37 Sep 2022 #7
If it moves. MontanaMama Sep 2022 #10


(23,568 posts)
6. For sure!
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 09:12 PM
Sep 2022

I think she’s done growing…she’s 10 months but has been 34 lbs for at least a month. Our motto in this house is “3 plays a day keeps Maybee’s demons at bay.” So, we have three big plays a day…or two plays and a hike. It’s a must. It keeps me moving so I love it.


(25,179 posts)
8. Yes!
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 09:21 PM
Sep 2022

For those approx. 10 months (in almost my entire life!) when we didn't have a dog or dogs it was much harder to motivate to hike!

MM 😀


(22,909 posts)
2. My border collie, Laddie, from several years ago
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 07:45 PM
Sep 2022

loved water. Whenever we took him out for a run in the country, if there was a creek nearby, he would dive into it. We tossed sticks in and he brought them back.

We also took him to a beach on Lake Erie and he loved going into the Lake.

At home, he turned on the faucet in the tub to splash in the water.


(6,172 posts)
4. Tired at least for the moment!!
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 07:58 PM
Sep 2022

Bwhaaaa!! everytime I think my Border Paxx is tired he never ceases to remind me he IS NOT!!


(23,568 posts)
9. I've always had border collies my whole life.
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 10:46 PM
Sep 2022

I think I have an affinity with them. Intense focus then, squirrel! My husband would often tell our marriage counselor that I had a border collie brain….blessing and a curse to be sure.


(32,876 posts)
5. Aww! She sure enjoys the water! Lil sweetie.
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 08:16 PM
Sep 2022

Nothing like swimming to get them tired out.

What a pretty setting, too. Thank you for sharing!


(23,568 posts)
10. If it moves.
Mon Sep 19, 2022, 10:47 PM
Sep 2022

Maybee herds it. She’s 10 month old and she herds me. I’ve tripped over her with a laundry basket full of clothes more times than I can count. She can’t be in the back yard when I trim and mow the lawn because she herds that stuff too and I can’t get anything done.

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