Hi, I’m Arthur and I am here!
If you haven’t met me yet, I am a Black and White Border Collie and I am not yet two years old, so I am really just a big puppy. So It’s ok that sometimes I get called a ‘clumsy oaf’ or, ‘watch your big paws’. Most of the time I am quite graceful, honest! I only sometimes get told off by Arran because I barrelled into him, it’s just not as easy as you might think to find your breaks. Especially when you are built to run and leap around after sheep (or tennis balls), like I am. Do you know what sheep are? They are animals that you can find out in the outside, they just roam around the countryside, for some reason and they are very important ‘Leave Its’. Which means you cannot chase them or even look like you might chase them or even get too close to them. When I was younger I would get treats and my special toys for doing good ignorings of the sheep and looking at my people instead. Now I just walk past them like they are a bush or something, only, I don’t leave any pee mail on them.
I really like to try hard to do what my people want me to do, because I like to figure things out.
Mum said we should call this post Where’s Arthur because it sums me up quite well. I love going outside and exploring new places so much that Mum and Dad invented a game for themselves. They say it’s a bit like a game called Where’s Wally/Waldo, only there aren’t lots of people in it, usually just undergrowth, and you have to spot my ears.
Want a go?
That’s me, exploring Drigg beach. That was an easy one as you can see more than just my ears, sometimes I make it really hard.
Here I am with some of my family. That’s my Mum with the red bally. Bally’s are great, she has good taste, doesn’t she? then there’s my sister and my Granddam and an Uncle.
For some reason I really feel a strong need to gather things up into groups and then to lie there staring at them incase they move. That is called herding, apparently, and I am a natural at it, don’t you think? It is especially fun to herd Arran. He doesn’t mind most of the time and he tries to chase me when I come past.
One more go!
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit more.
Pee Ess from Mum. Thank you for coming to visit, it has been so nice to hear from old friends again. I’m trying to keep up a posting rhythm.