Thursday, December 31, 2009

" Meet Max "

Yesterday I wrote about Roxie getting a new home that was a perfect fit for her. I really hated having to give up Roxie as we have been wanting a Border Collie for so long but she is so much happier with the kids. On Christmas Eve, Hubby's cousin whom we got our chickens from called and asked if we would take Max, his 2 year old, fully trained Border Collie? Would we ??? We were ecstatic!

Max is trained to herd chickens but he decided he would herd cattle also.

Trouble is, Cousin doesn't have cattle. He was herding some neighbor cattle and the owners were not happy about it!

Cuz was afraid Max was going to end up shot so he asked us to take him.........

We went and picked him up last Saturday. He is AMAZING !! SUPER SMART !

He and Hubby are best Buds now. Max makes every step Hubby does. He loves herding the cattle while Hubby puts out feed.

He's already taken over my seat in the truck, riding with Hubby.. :)

He lays at the carport door waiting for Hubby to come back out and work with him!
It's funny how life brings you exactly what you need when you need it. We love Max and look forward to having him here for a long time. When the weather gets a little drier, I'm going to start letting the chickens out for a while and he will get them back in to roost.
I'm feeling a tad better today, maybe I can start getting the decorations packed up!! :)


crochet lady said...

Aww... what a great dog! Nice to meet you Max.

Tess Kincaid said...

Warm, woolly wishes for a wonderful 2010~!

Ann Elle Altman said...

What an absolutely cute dog. I have a boxer that lazily sits at my feet as I write. She loves everyone and has never barked.


T. Powell Coltrin said...

Wish I were closer, I would help you put up your decorations!

Max is so beautiful.

Happy New Year.

Angus said...

What a great addition to the New Year.

Angie Muresan said...

Max is so very cute, Carol!
Happy 2010 to you and yours. Wishing you the best life has to offer will be awarded to you my friend.

Pseudo said...

My border collie over here is jealous. He herds a tennis ball.

Happy 2010 to you and yours ; -)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Max look like the perfect addition to your family. I love it when things work out just the way they should.

I'm so glad you're feelin' better I'll just pray it continues that course.

Thanks for sharing Max with us he is a beauty! Happy New Year, ya'll!!!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

My Max is soooo glad you got a "Max"....with a name like that he has to be special.....Congrats!!

Enjoy him....LindaMay

Renie Burghardt said...

Max is a cutie, Carol!

Hope 2010 showers you with blessings! Happy New Year!

New Year's Hugs,

Renie x0x

Rachel said...

He is JUST precious! What a blessing the "right" dog can be!

Vicki Lane said...

What a fine looking boy! He looks like he's fitting in well.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

He's a beautiful boy !
I'm glad you finally got your shepherd.
Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year, I've so enjoyed your visits over this past year !

RNSANE said...

Max looks like he found his perfect family. And it's nice that he can actually help out. Herding is in his blood.

That's the only downside of holiday decorations...but I guess you get to check things out and lovingly put things away...not too bad.

May the new year ahead be your most joyous ever.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Congrats on getting the new Border Collie, Carol... See???? Things do work out, don't they???? Max is a gorgeous doggie!!!!!

Hope you are feeling better --and will have a much healthier 2010.

Happy New Year.

Callie Brady said...

Happy New Year! Wow! You hit the jack pot. What a great dog for all of you. Hope you are feeling well very soon!

Pat in east TN said...

That's a great story and I love the pictures.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

JoyceAnn said...

Sounds like a win ~ win situation to me , Roxie gets a new home with very energetic kids and you all get a clam trained dog , that doesn't try to knock you down , run through your legs and such. Yes , I'm still waiting for " Shadow " to become a calm dog , he drives me crazy sometimes.

Happy New Year , Hope it's a Blessed one !!

Deb Shucka said...

A happy ending and a happy beginning all at the same time. What a great story.

Carol............. said...

He's gorgeous...lucky you!

NitWit1 said...

Glad you are feeling a little better; so are we, but I am not leaving the house except for doctor appts and a few groceries at the local store, not WM.

These extended coughing jags are exhausting.

Thank goodness for lots of football and a new laptop to configure. I am usually content when confined to house as opposed to husband.

Husband who is an outside person is really grumping about house confinement.

Glad the dog situation is working out.

Elenka said...

I just finished packing up all the's always a little sad...even though it's a pain in the butt!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Rosaria Williams said...

What a nice stroke of luck, a lovely match indeed. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

What a handsome fellow. I hope he will be a perfect fit for your family.

Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Happy New Year Carol. I hope you feel better soon. It looks like Max loves his new home.

If you were going to the library this week (I am), what book would you select?

I have read The Help-


Medora said...

Aw, what a sweet face!