Originally Posted by ilduclo
Border collies are some high energy dogs. Just under Jack Russels in my estimation.
They are. Iíve had three (kind of). One, my childhood dog, was half Australian Shepherd, so.... SUPER high energy, and also the love of my life. Then I rescued a purebred from an avusive farmer who kept the poor guy in a 8x10 cage for YEARS to the point where the poor dogís back legs didnít even work anymore. Bastard had all this farmland, and actual sheep, but the dog hadnít made him any money on breeding so he punished it day in and day out. Closest Iíve ever come to smacking the shit out of a 75-year-old man with a wooden leg (no shit!). And then I found the one I just lost about a year or so later.
She was the last one.
I still have my kitty ó my loyal traveling companion who sleeps on my fucking face ó but heís getting old.
This is hard. Sometimes I think itís ďnot worth itĒ ó the pain and sadness of losing an animal and a friend. But ALL of these dogs (and my cats) would have quite literally died if I had not taken them home. They all had long happy spoiled rotten lives with me and my mother and my girlfriend. They were loved. So I need to buck the fuck up and stop being so selfish. It IS worth it. If I have to be sad and heartbroken now in order for them to have had happy healthy lives, then thereís no question. One of the most ďworth itĒ things Iíve ever done.
Yeah, Iím a huge animal sap. Yep.