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"Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:27 am
by connie
This is a lovely book, written by Denise Wall and Carol Lea Benjamin.

Wall has a small working sheep farm and occasionally breeds one of her BCs; she sent a pup from a recent litter to Benjamin, a dog trainer who lives in NY, to be a service dog for Benjamin. Wall herself kept a puppy from the litter and trained it as a working sheepdog.

The book is about the parallel lives of the littermates, and has enough adorable-puppy chapters in it to be completely charming. The way Benjamin's service dog takes to her job is impressive and heartwarming.

This isn't just for Border Collie people, it's a nice read for anyone who likes dogs. Actually, I thought of Amanda when I read it because of her love for training service dogs! :)

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:52 am
by PaulaS
I've had it for a couple of weeks and have yet to start it. I can't wait, though!

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:55 am
by Carson_Crazies
I'm getting ready to order a copy - did you guys get the color or b&w version?

Side note... I'm getting a May puppy in a few weeks (May, from the book, that Denise kept). :grin:

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:59 am
by connie
I got the b&w but I'd probably order the color, it's worth the extra cost.

Wonderful, lucky you to be getting a May puppy! :love:

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:25 am
by Carson_Crazies
OK, ordered the color version. I also got all fired up and started loading up my cart with other books before I got ahold of myself. I obviously have very little self control.

[quote=connie]Wonderful, lucky you to be getting a May puppy! :love: [/quote]

I'm pretty darned excited!! :love:

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:23 pm
by Bari
Carol Lea Benjamin's book, "Second Hand Dog" was my bible when I was doing the adoptions for The Amanda Foundation.

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Hand-Dog-F ... 03&sr=1-12

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:30 pm
by Jen
Sounds like a fun read!

I really hope the title means to reference Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Because the idea of border collie worlds and sci fi worlds colliding makes me :grin:

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:53 pm
by Amanda
This does sound good! Is it on amazon?

Re: "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?"

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:05 am
by connie
Amanda, yep, it's on Amazon.

Jen, that is one of my brother's favorite books, or maybe I'm thinking of "The Sheep Look Up." rofl