Since Mira isn’t really a suitable playmate for Watcher (despite her claims to the contrary) today we brought home another collie! Ch Keeper of the Stars, at the ripe old age of three, was tired of being a show dog and seems pretty happy to retire to the country with the new name of Echo.

Watcher so far seems happy, in that swirling exuberant collie fashion that collies have. Echo is a little overwhelmed I think, going from a show kennel to a big new yard with new people, an (overly enthusiastic) new playmate and a bunch of strange, hoof stomping creatures in the back field. He doesn’t seem displeased though, so I think he’ll settle in just fine. He’s already set to work adding his mark to the fences, with Watcher’s help.






Welcome to the farm, Echo!


12 thoughts on “Echo

  1. YEA! I am so happy for all of you, boy did he luck out with you. I may not know of what I speak but I’ll bet he thinks he died and went to heaven! Out of a kennel and the ring. Congratulations!

      • I wondered about the breed because they look so similar. Haircuts aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be!! He is going to be loving it…wild and free. Whoo Hoo

      • They’re both smooth collies from the same breeder, their sires are brothers. πŸ™‚
        Echo’s former owner couldn’t keep him anymore and sent him back to the breeder, who decided he was more suited to being a pet and placed him with us. πŸ™‚ We were very lucky to get him!

  2. Lucky pup ~ landed at a wonderful home! And, no doubt, Watcher has to be one happy camper! Best of luck with ghe new addition πŸ™‚

  3. Do you think Echo has an herding instinct? He’s lovely and it must be wonderful to be in green fields and out of that kennel and all that noise…

    Good save,

    • Echo is extremely people-oriented, I’m not sure he’d be interested in herding even if I cared to try. He has so many things to get used to he’s not paying a lot of attention to the sheep yet, except when they stomp at him or when I go in with them.

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