Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday Foto: Happy Birthday BC

Border Collie turned two years old last week. I'd like to have made a photo gallery of him since he was a puppy, but I'd need a scanner. Or I'd have to find the CD's where I saved the digital pics from before we got this computer. Too lazy for all that...

BC has been one big giant blessing to this family. We got him after my one year survivor anniversary. It was a rough year. March 2006 was the breast cancer diagnosis. March 2007, while I was still recovering from the treatments, our house was burglarized. They cleaned us out. The old man (14 year old border collie) was mostly blind and partially deaf and was in the house the whole time. We were thankful the fuckwads didn't hurt the old dog. But we figured he needed a buddy to help guard the house (we also got an alarm).

BC barks like crazy if anyone he doesn't know gets close to the house. But he has fit into our family in so many other ways. He loves the teens with all his heart. He is my walking companion. He "grooms" the old man whenever he can (old man growls at him a lot). And he is the best beach dog ever (nonobjective opinion).


Rock jumping with the boys.
Loves to swim.
Posing for a picture.
Gettting ready to play fetch.
Sighing over the long car ride.
More fetch.
Up close and personal.

Making sure the boy came out of the water all OK.
Stiking a pose.
Looking good.
Home sweet home.
Happy Birthday BC!
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32 comments:

derfina said...

Awww. He's beautiful. I miss having a dog.

Cristin said...

Border Collies are a trip. I was co-owner of one for a bit... her name was Gromley Grumpet... she went to the big VW Bus in the sky about a year ago...

The pics are gorgeous, so's the dog.....

mo.stoneskin said...

The photo of BC standing in the water is gorgeous.

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday BC.

I had a border collie when my kids were little. WHAT A NIGHTMARE! She hearded the kids all over the yard, and would get about eight of them in the corner and bark like crazy to show me what she had done. The kids would try and run away and she would nip at their heels, trip them and then pin them down on the ground. She lasted about two summers is all and we sent her off to work on a farm. Best sheep dog in town, unfortunately, my kids weren't sheep.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

He's beautiful and so much fun. There is nothing like the friendship of a dog. Happy Birthday, BC. And many more.

smiles4u said...

Happy Birthday BC! What a beautiful dog you have. I am glad that you were able to get a dog that has fit into your family so well. Makes me miss my dog.

kari and kijsa said...

What a good lookin' boy BC is!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

lisa said...

What a handsome boy....yes you are.(dog baby-talk)

Happy B-day to a breed that is probably smarter than most people I know. We had a BC for almost 20 years..a loyal & trusted friend.

thistle said...

Absolutely Fabulous photo tribute to the BC and Happy Birthday to him!!

I think he looks like he's walking on water in that one shot.

I think dogs are god's gift to mankind which is also an nonobjective opinion, of course ;)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I love dogs. I'm such a softy. I'd probably have a zillion if I had a big enough place for them. Great shots!

Tessa said...

Lovely pics, Pseudo. BCs can be quite a handful, because of their energy level. Great dog to have in a youngish family that has time and space to let them run. And they have hearts of gold. My Skinny Cow Sister had working BCs when she was a sheep farmer, and I grew to love their courage and mischievousness.

Kristan said...

Had a rough day, and this just totally made me smile. Thank you, and happy birthday, BC! Please give him a little doggie biscuit for me, or at least an extra kibble or two at dinner. (Really!)

bernthis said...

I want a dog again so badly but doing it alone with my 5 year old is just too much. What a great little face on that one

Lisa said...

that is one beautiful hound- his eyes tell me he has been with you before and is very glad to be back- that photo of him on the beach with the clouds, hills behind would make an awesome painiting........blessed be to all dog lovers....they deserve our respect, Lisa xx

Beth said...

I love, love, love that you are a dog person. When my husband and I got married, I gave my dog to a friend because he didn't want a dog. And I didn't want to start the marriage off on the wrong foot.

We were dog free for less than a year. And now, he is a dog person.

Happy Birthday, Border Collie!

only a movie said...

B.C. is so freaking cute. He looks like a true friend. Such soulful eyes. I really want a dog, so does my boy. I just don't know if I can make the commitment just now...

Captain Dumbass said...

I would happily trade places with BC, but I'm not licking the other one.

Happy Birthday, BC.

Casey said...

He's beautiful. I've heard that BC's make great dogs... happy birthday! Is BC his real name?

I can't believe your house got burglarized like that.

The Rambler said...

How fricking cute is he?

Happy Birthday BC. :)

Kylie w Warszawie said...

Happy birthday BC! What a gorgeous dog! He reminds me of the dog I had growing up.

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Melissa B. said...

What a sweetie...Happy B-day, BC! Does he know how to surf? 'Cause it looks like he wants to...Please don't forget Sx3 today...I'm doing a video, which is quirky enough to get everyone's creative juices flowing!

Kathy said...

Happy belated BC, what a wonderful tribute to what looks to be the best dog ever! :)

shaunna said...

scully sends happy birthday wishes to bc

(we all do!)

Vodka Mom said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. My bff just lost her BC last year. It was a sad day for all of use.

oops, didn't mean to be a downer.

HAPPY DAY!!

Sassypants Wifey said...

Aww what a sweetie. Look at that puppy love.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Awww what a cutie! My mom's house got robbed with her TWO dogs in the house!

FrankandMary said...

I love pictures like this more than those Chippendale type shots. A border collie gets my awwwwwww going so quickly. Beautiful dog.
~Mary

Debbie said...

Awww. He's a cutie - even to a normally non-dog lover like me:)

starrlife said...

Happy birthday BC! I just love Border Collie's but fear they might be more than I could handle. How do you do it?

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, Happy Birthday BC! You're so beautiful! And such a good dog!

duchess said...

i used to have border collies. They were very friendly and I am pretty sure they would let burglars in. But the burglars would have trouble getting out... These dogs have an instinct to keep the sheep in the fold. My dogs regularly bit people's bottoms as they headed out the door.

Jack said...

Happy Birthday BC! He is one cute pup :)