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Blue & white pups

May 23, 2019

All pups have homes thanks.. Please email me for more details or check my puppy page for next updates

catherine@bordercollie.co.nz

Puppies Available

May 13, 2019

Two boys in blue..(tehe )a blue girl and a red girl looking for forever homes early June. Please email for more details

catherine@bordercollie.co.nz

 

what a fantastic summer

March 31, 2019

I have just loved this hot and beautiful summer we have had and the rain arrived just in time before we got too too brown. I know we need it for our stock but I must admit I have enjoyed the hot summer days. Poor Nelson suffered badly..and so terrible with those fires.. That was scary stuff!!

The dogs have loved our creek and cooling off. It has got quite low  but still has its swimming holes good for them. We will often just head down there for a splash and its always a compulsory and much needed dip after a hot afternoon walk.

It has been a quiet couple of months with no puppies after Molly’s lot left. I have been able to spend more time with my big guys and also young Murphy who is now 6 months and  quite a character.  Although not related he does remind me of my old Hoons.. A bit of a clown personality.. Great wee fly catcher too!! he constantly makes us laugh with his antics..  he often gets the title ‘Mad Murphy’!!! Georgie has been a great playmate to him along with his mum Mishka.. Georgie turns 2yrs on the 2nd of April and we are still waiting on her to come on heat again.. I think Murphy has kept her young and puppyish. I am sure she will enjoy having pups of her own… one day soon we hope!!!

So this coming week I  excitedly await the arrival of both Sue and Tuis babies. The first 6 weeks of their pregnancies seem to go so fast and this week is now going very slow!!! Bobbie is due a few days later too and she is looking quite large!! It is going to busy times ahead but I cant wait.. Greg has upgraded one of our puppy rooms and added two new windows and I have just finished painting it ready for the new arrivals.. Oohh its exciting..

Here are a few photos of Mollys pups before they left  and some of our family over the last couple of months so i hope you enjoy them.. I am so lucky to have such  a gorgeous bunch of kids..

Merry Christmas for 2018

December 24, 2018

Santa will have his bags packed and be on his way to all those good little Tylerwild dogs out there now!!! Its looking like it will be a wet Christmas but I’m sure that wont dampen everyone’s spirits.. Ho Ho Ho

We have had a great few months here with some gorgeous pups arriving and going..We also had Hugo arrive and he is an older dog looking for a home.. Check out my re-home page for his details on him.

Bobbies litter were an absolute delight in August and for a girl who was reluctant to become a mother she was a fabulous  Mum and absolutely loved motherhood. Funny isn’t it.. Some are so much better mothers than others.. her son  Paddy came back for a visit some weeks later and she remembered him and it was a lovely bond to see.. Chico  continues to be a great dad to all pups even the ones he didn’t father.

Lani  had her litter in September followed closely by Mishka. We have kept a wee boy we have named Murphy.. He is proving to be quite a character and constantly makes us laugh. I will start his page up in the new year

So I shall post a few photos from the last few months for you to enjoy.. Keep safe over the festive season.. Take care of our four legged friends in hot cars & people food that isn’t good for dogs!!  I always look forward to seeing any pups if you are passing.. and if not be reminded to send me photos..!!!We have Mollys litter coming up 4 weeks old here and are around..

Next year we have some exciting litters planned. Georgie will have her first litter which we look forward to.. She is like her dad Chico and very gentle and loving to all our pups so it will be special for her to have some of her own.

 

Maddie 7 Feb 2003-5 Oct 2018 RIP

October 5, 2018

Four months short of her 16th birthday. Maddie my Foxy Lady, my buddy, my friend. I am going to miss you so much you sweet little dog.  15 1/2 years this little girl has been part of our life. How lucky have we been and how sad are we now.. People so often say to me when they take their pups how sad it must be.. Man I dare not tell them that 15 years down the track they will find out what sad really is..

Maddie arrived into our care at 8weeks of age. We had not long got Brucie so the two had a very close bond. In the ‘line up’ you would always see Maddie tucked in behind Bruce. In later years out walking we would sometime loose sight of Maddie, to discover her tucked in right behind our heels. A very loyal dog.

We took them both to puppy school, Greg took Bruce and I had Maddie. Well Maddie and I failed big time. She was the only pup in the class that could be off the lead because she would not leave my side.  We failed the ‘stay’ in the imaginary road play they did. Maddie was meant to stay at the curb side while I crossed the road.. She came with me every time!!! I was told that Maddie would get run over. .I told them shes smart, she knows if I’m crossing then its safe for her to!!!.. I got growled at… Well somehow Maddie survived well past any road rage danger so … I think Maddie was pretty wise.. More so than them!!

She was a very gentle dog.. All the other dogs over the years all seem to love her.. They would all go to her give her kisses.. even  till her last morning when the poor old thing just wanted to sleep Georgie would come running down the stairs and go straight to her and wake her up. She was gentle with children.. of all varieties.

Her one big phobia was she wouldn’t go up our stairs. As a small pup we had just 2 stairs and it took us forever to entice her up them. When we moved into our house she never came up to our bedroom. She would attack Tyler as she went up the stairs and we were sure it was just a jealousy thing.. She must have had some weird ideas in her head.  Sometimes these border collies do have some crazy little ways..

I can still hear her excitement at walk time.. Every time she would get so excited and yip.. there was no sneaking out with her without all the others knowing that was for sure.

She was the most fabulous mother. Probably one of my best. She produced many beautiful babies and cared for them so well.

Maddie has been  a very happy and healthy dog all through her years. We have not had her to the vet at all apart from her vaccinations and spaying.

Her last year she slowed down and in fact  we thought the winter may be too hard on her but in fact she perked up. But the last week she has found it harder and harder to get up. She started to get a really old person wobble and was finding it more difficult each day to get up. Last night she didn’t ask to come inside. She told me with those big brown eyes she was tired and had had enough. I half expected to find her asleep this morning when I got up but she was in the same spot looking at me sadly.  Maddie is in a happy place now. She is buried  beside her buddy Brucie who died 2 years ago almost to the day.

She had a very happy life, she will be missed hugely but I feel lucky  to have had the pleasure of her company for all these years.

Bobbies Black girls

September 14, 2018

These  black and white girls will be ready for their forever homes after 28 September 2018 at 8wks of age. Very like their Mum Bobbie.. all have homes thanks.

Black and white mini Bobbies

August 30, 2018

Bobbie having babies has been one of those great thrills you get. This is her first litter(Riley is the dad) Born August 3rd  and could possibly be the only one she has. Bobbie was very reluctant to become a mum yet now she is I will have to say she is brilliant.. She is so calm and relaxed. It has been wonderful watching her blossom into motherhood..

I have black & white girls looking for their forever homes. They will be ready to go end of September.