Back in 1998, a litter of pups was born from our old cow dog Toby and a new dog Trixie-
Toby as full blood Border Collie complete with long black hair and perfect white collar, and Trixie was border collie, kelpy and mcnab- (short hair) and from this litter of fur bobs came a beautiful litter of pups. I have had Tank now for 16 years but he would have been 17 years old next week, I had even planned a birthday hat for photos- sigh
Today I saw him laying in the grass outside the bathroom window and I got my stuff and got in the car and backed out of the garage- NOT knowing that in the very FEW minutes it took me to get to the car he had layed down on the pad outside the garage. So, I backed out and over him trapping him under the car. I was devastated so I called Kay home from work, called the neighbor to bring a jack and we jacked up the front of the car to get him out, but I had to take ahold of his front paws to pull him out He is about a 65lb dog. He got up and walked a few feet and dropped in the backend- his hip was broken.
Considering his age, his inability to hear and his cataracts, my kids and Kay and I decided to have him put down.
My heart is broken.
I knew he might not make it through the winter, but to have it this way is just to much for me today.
Here are a few older photos, (other current photos were moved by the phone upload program to my computer and I cannot find them- argh!)