Last week, you had a birthday. I know your  birthday had a 7 in it like my birthday did, but I don’t remember the rest. We asked you what you wanted for your birthday. You said you wanted to drive all the way across Wisconsin to see some more dogs like me, a Bearded Collie. Well, there aren’t too many dogs like me around, because I am a very special dog. It took one very long birthday of driving to find them, but we arrived at a house where there were some dogs who did look like me. It was already late in the day and almost too dark for us to see, but they weren’t all the same color.

There were bigs and littles and puppies. I had a doggie good time running around in the grass. You stayed inside and talked to their mother. She has a lot of dogs. I heard she other dogs at another house. That is a dog-lot of dogs. You did not take any pictures, so you will have to imagine a lot of dogs in all sizes that look a lot like me.

I had to bark at the big boy dog because he was trying to show off and he needed to hear from me. His mother didn’t like my barking at him. (Not everyone loves me as much as you do.) I only barked a few times. After a while, I got tired of playing with so many other Beardies, and it was time to drive all the way back across Wisconsin to Minnesota again. 

On the way home, the two of you were talking about getting me a little brown sister, but I don’t really need one. Spring time is good for lambing, but I am not a lamb. Not by a long shot. 

It will be winter first and then we’ll see.

Oliver’s Advice: Sometimes, a “wait and see” attitude is best.


  1. Hi Big BOY,
    I would prefer to keep you all to myself and not share you with a sister. I am funny that way. You are so good to your mommy and daddy that is why I love you so much. Not much happening here. I got a lovely new winter coat, it’s my first real coat and I will send you a picture of how pretty I am wearing it on cold mornings and nights. My mom thinks I make a real fashion statement!

    I saw a baby Wheaten about 2 weeks ago at the groomer. I don’t want her to come home and live with me, I am like you, Wait and See.

    My mom and I are sending you a present very soon, so don’t attack the mail person, because they will be bringing you your special gift from us.

    I have to run now because I am off to the groomer for a bath and curl and cut, I must stay pretty just for you.I will send you a picture of me in my coat with my new doo later today.

    All my love,


    1. Can’t wait to see you, and I will try not to lift my leg this time. Mommy has told me it’s indiscreet, to say nothing of rude!!

      Sent from my iPhone



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