Here’s the gist of an email from Tom Watson after last week’s post on border collies:
My daughter and her husband have three border collies: Ace, the father; Piper, the mother; and Tucker, the son. At six, Tucker is the primary worker now, and Piper is second. Ace has taken over the job of “foredog,” staying close by and pitching in if needed.
Tucker is the greatest dog I have ever known. He’s as gentle as all get-out, only wants world peace, but nobody knows the job he is supposed to do better than he.
These pictures were taken last Saturday at their farm. Note the open gate. My son-in-law had gone to spread feed and left the gate open with no worries at all. He knew that Tucker would spot it and know what to do without being told.