So what Christmas tree isn’t perfect? Today we
set out to see if the Whatcom Falls interurban trail version for 2013 comes
close. While minimal best describes
our mysterious Yule elf’s effort this year, the effect is heartwarming.
this year Casey didn’t lift his leg to mark the occasion. He was more interested in the onlookers, a couple of them even resembling distant cousins.
A snowy winter wake up came as
advertised by the Weather Service and totally surprised Casey when he
ventured out for the first time today. Joyful barks, followed by romps and roll
overs in the white stuff before I could even pour my first cup of coffee meant
we’d have to get going on a walk around the ridge.
So, you think he looks anxious? We really had to get a move on because this Border
collie winter wonderland should be gone by tomorrow with rain moving in and
sticking around until after Christmas.
And while we’re at it, guess who turned six
years old this weekend? An awful lot of folks wrote Casey off way back when he
was the runt of the litter in 2007, after he had been ignored, picked on, and
beaten up. All because he was the timid, soft-touch, beta reject of a litter of
seven. Well look who’s got the last laugh now - and here’s that smile that
stole our heart. Happy birthday, kid.
This video clip of the “Border collie walk” was
posted on Facebook today and is so
very typical of the breed. And in almost every case, Casey’s crouch DNA kicks
in as advertised, particularly if an approaching stranger is accompanied by a
canine companion. Believe it or not, the kid can seem intimidating. While in
reality he’s just being careful, until and unless the play mode is more