The mind is a dangerous thing

Our new dog, Piper,

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is one of those high energy dogs. We knew that before we got him,

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and that’s o.k., because having to keep up with him is good exercise.

Border Collies are herding dogs. It’s built into their DNA. Piper has herded poultry,

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but the turkey

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wound up herding him. Once,

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he herded one of the goats back into the pen. He even tries to herd cats,

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which is an impossible task no matter what you have in your DNA.
Currently, Piper is going to school so that he can learn some manners and learn to mind.
I told Donna that that when he gets a little older, I would like to have him trained as a therapy dog and take him to nursing homes.

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She said, “What are ya’ll going to do…herd old people?” And that really jump-started my imagination.

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