Flicka - Good-bye, my heart


Border Collie
Picture of Flicka - Good-bye, my heart, a female Border Collie

Photo Comments

Home:OH  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

   Leave a bone for Flicka - Good-bye, my heart

Nicknames:
Flick, Flick Flack Paddy Whack, Busybody, Right-hand girl

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
August 6th 1995

Likes:
Herding sheep, geese patrol, helping me, whether I ask her or not, small children, shopping--it's the x chromosome

Pet-Peeves:
Dogs that don't behave according to her expectations, not getting her own way---she pouts

Favorite Toy:
stuffed sheep

Favorite Food:
Morigins, raw meat

Favorite Walk:
onto a pasture where there are sheep, dog park

Arrival Story:
My sweet girl passed away September of 2008. It's February 2009 as I write this and I still can't get past the fact that she's gone. Flick was timeless. Flick was kindness. Flick was everything good. Flick was forever. The poem, "I Loved You Best", fits as much for Flick as it did for her father, Pete, and the part that goes "they are they, they aren't you" --- what it means in this case is that I no longer have a "go to" dog, no one to call to help me out, no one to keep an eye out when I can't, that things are running smoothly, no one to go to to bury my face in their ruff and have a good cry. Flick understood. Flick always understood and although I have a houseful of dogs, without Flick, there is an emptiness, in me, in my house. How I ever lived before Flick, I don't know. I can't imagine a life without Flick. What life will hold without Flick, I don't know. I only know is that a piece of my heart went with that little dog and life's just not going to be the same. Flicks father, Pete was bred to a tri border collie named Tattie. Six pups resulted. Flick was the pup that I brought home with me. Together, Flick & I worked sheep, we worked for the art museum herding geese from the property. Flick is a class act geese dog, like her mother, Tattie. Flick is never too far from my side, and undoubtedly puts herself above the rest of the dogs in the house and considers herself one notch under me in authority. The communication between Flick and me needs no words. She's absolutely one of the best dogs that I've had----one of my heart dogs. She loves people, but absolutely adores small children. Her genuine love of people made her an ideal candidate for a therapy dog. She is certified by Delta Society and we work out of a local hospital. She absolutely excels in the children's ward and takes her work as a therapy dog seriously, as she does any task she undertakes. Flick is a second generation Delta therapy dog.

Bio:
Flick is a saddle-backed tri, like her father Pete. (Border collies come in many different colors. Take a look at the Border Collie Museum website) Flick fancies herself royalty, not a mere dog, but loves a good roll in a dead fish on the beach or a cow pie in a pasture as much as any dog. Flick loves anything small and helpless. She loves going to my friend's house where the son has a hamster. Flick will sit for hours watching the hamster, until it's time to leave. She loves kittens and young puppies, anything that she could mother. Never a fighter, she controls by making ugly, snarly faces and growling, and it's worked every time. Being my self-appointed right hand dog, actually, more like a girlfriend than a dog, she keeps an eye on everyone else and tattles on them by running to me and letting me know. Together we keep order in the house---what would I do without her?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 10th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
27977


Meet my family
Pete- With the
Ages
MaggieJutaTam
Major - At the
Bridge
Lena - 6/1990
to 3/11/04
Murphy at the
Bridge
Dolly-At the
Bridge
BayJoePetewick Sea

Meet my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals