-Dad recently played this clip from a movie about something cool that happened a long time ago. I have to admit it was pretty awesome and I got some ideas from it.  But, I Ginger, your future World Dictator Digress.  Dad asked what we would do if we were there.  Well, when the water parted I would’ve thought it was cool but I would’ve probably reacted by saying something like “Holy S**t!”  But, that is I.. Ginger! Then as we ran down to the bottom between the water I wouldve probably tripped the old guy and ran over the top of him just for fun.  Then I wouldve thrown the cats into the water, gave the Egyptians the finger if I had a middle finger and ran past everyone to the other side.

-Not sure she would’ve been with Moses if you ask me, perhaps with Pharoah, but then of course he was a cat person, so perhaps not!

-Now that my minion Winchester has stopped let me continue…  When the old guy was running up to dry land I wouldve tripped him again and ran over him again… muwahahahahahah   as the water closed over the Egyptians I wouldve taken notes.. after all this is something I can use for World Domination. Then I would’ve watered Moses foot as he stood there just to make sure he knew I was there….  then I wouldve made obscene gestures to Pharaoh on the other side just to rub it in… Muwahahahaha

-So, let me Ginger ask you , what would you have done if you had been there? Time to go the Old Guy is not looking pleased…



When minds meet

-Psst, when dad goes by the snowbank we will fling him into the bank and run and you fling your doggy bombs grenade and we will get him good… heheheeh



-It was his first trip to the trails and he did great.  Hallie of course was ready like she always is and we all had agood time in the nice weather.

-Is that a squeel?

-Aint I cute?

January 8th is the birthday of three of our collie girls.  What makes this an amazing birthday is that two of the three are sisters and the other girl was born on this date 3 years later!

The first one to celebrate this birthday is Branwen.  The daughter of Trevor and Anya, Branwen is big, sassy and the Alpha Female here.  Her favorite thing is food, her next favorite thing is chasing her bat and her stuffed toy.  By the way, did I mention her favorite thing is food?  Branwen believes whatever is yours is hers and what is hers is hers and she has been known to get mad at other collies for breathing HER air! LOL  As you have gathered she is bossy…..  yet for being bossy she loves to cuddle, to snuggle and she loves pillows and the bed!  She has also been known to love up another collie with tons of licks when they may not feel well or perhaps are not happy.   She is lovable at heart but likes to make the world think she is a toughie…. Also, do not breathe her air!!!!

Here is Branwen with one of her plastic bats playing with lil Hallie and her sister Ellie…..

Which brings us to the second birthday to celebrate!  That is the last one born 11 years ago in the same litter as Branwen.  Thats right, our Ellie celebrates her birthday too.   The last one of a litter of nine, Ellie is almost the opposite of her big sister Branwen.  She is small, a fun loving girl who loves the puppies born here becoming their playmate till they find a forever home, is half the size of her sister and gentle and loving yet sassy when she sees someone leaving for she wants to go for a ride also.  Ellie loves to snuggle, cuddle, play and also loves the bed but unlike her big sister who curls up at the foot of the bed Ellie is a bed hog! LOL…. she loves pillows, going for rides and taking her for a walk is fun for she loves to bunny hop as she goes on a walk.  Ellie loves everyone, except for her main rival Branwen.  You see, Branwen has been known to push Ellie to the ground and sit on her as she eats her food for a few seconds until I am standing there saying “get off her.”  Of course Branwen looks at me like she is asking “Off who?”  I point to Ellie and Branwen looks at Ellie and then looks at me like “How did she get there?”  My expression makes her get up and go back to her own bowl where she barks to let the world know she is still the Alpha Female and not to mess with her.

Ellie of course gloats that Branwen is in trouble and struts by naughtily teasing Branwen who gets mad of course… so we now feed Branwen in another room so there are no more rivalry problems.    Ellie is a sweetie and we are so grateful to God that she is here for her 11th birthday!

The last birthday girl is of course the ever loving Ginger who is one of the smartest collies we have ever known.  She can count with me up to five as I say the number she barks it out…. one.. bark… two bark, bark all the way up to five.  But, at five she can’t stand it anymore and screams in annoyance and struts off to find better things to do. LOL

Here is Ginger and Austin her brother with their mother Trisha!  The daughter of big Hallie I have always loved Trisha from afar and when Glendale told me she was going to have puppies I secretly wished I had the money to get one.  However, my friends at Glendale asked me ” if you were to get a puppy what would you like.. a girl or a boy?  I told them a girl and they then told me if a little girl was born they would give me her.  When I asked how much, they told me.. no she will be a gift for you are our friend and we know you will love her and give her a good home.  We want you to have a girl for a gift for you are our friend!

Needless to say I was floored… stunned and yet my heart lept for a Trisha baby, a grandaughter of my Hallie was coming here.  How kind of them…. well on January 8th Trisha began having puppies!  The first one out was, you got it.. Ginger!!!!  Then her brother was born and the next two born were still born.   So, Glendale have a Trisha baby named Austin and we have Ginger!!!

Austin and Ginger were best buddies and here they are together… Ginger on the right!  We got pictures everyday of her and her progress and it was wonderful to see her.  Yet the wait seemed forever!  But the day came when she was coming here and I used the plane tracker to follow her in the air every minute until a half hour before they were to land and off we went to get her.

The moment I met my Ginger for the first time!  She went home and met all the collies and one of the strangest things was Mick, our other white collie took her under his wing.  He cuddled up with her as she took her first nap, showed her around and was by her side the first several weeks.  How ironic the two white collies became best buddies.  Ginger however is a very curious and very, very smart collie and has become a collie who loves everyone but would rather be off on her own half the time.  However, she is a rabble rouser.  One day I saw her take off in the hunched up run of a collie who wants to be chased and is wanting to have fun.  She bumped into Lad, pulled Mick’s tail, stole Branwen’s bat and stepped on Ellie’s tail as she whacked skylight with the end of the bat as she ran by.  Needless to say, Ginger got her chase as the collies ran after her to get her for her misdeeds.  Grinning evilly Ginger had the time of her life.

Ginger is a sassy, rough and tumble girl who can be very loving one moment and slyly plotting something rotten the next.  When she had been her for a week she walked up to Mick who was around 100 pounds at the time and she grabbed his back leg and yanked!  Mick looked down at her and then flopped over on his back as she gleefully climbed up on him and proceeded to pull the hair on his mane! LOL

She was here for a week when we took her for her first walk and she mastered it within a 100 yards and then proceeded to be curious at all we saw yet bored with walking for you could see she was thinking.. what is the point of this walking when we have a car?!!!

Ginger Schnap is extremely smart and I have watched her use her brilliance for naughtiness as she will wrinkle up her nose in delight as she harasses the other collies.  I have also watched her study a problem like how to get to something and come up with some of the most unique answers and successfully achieve her goals as I stand there in disbelief.

Ginger is one of the nicest and greatest gifts I ever received in my life and we will always be thankful to the girls at Glendale Farm Collies. 🙂  God Bless Them!

So, that is the trio whose birthday is today.  Branwen and Ellie are 11 and Ginger 8.



  • Is it true dad?  Ginger says you took an ID test for the New Years and it came up negative!

-Would I spread rumor like that?  Muwahahahahahahaah



I Ginger have had enough…. it has been in single digits all week here and I am sick of the cold. I want to go on vacation to the state Georgee where it is warm!  My mommy and daddy live there and Glendale Farm Collies is a wonderful collie heaven!  So, I have been waiting all day for the train.  Then, it happened!  The whistle and you could hear the train a-coming.

I ran to the fence and the old guy laughed.  “No escaping the Meadow” he laughed.  Well, we shall see old guy. I am getting free from Stalag The Meadow!!!  No land mines, barbed wire or machine gun nests are gonna stop me!  What?  Yeah, tell those lies old guy… deny they exist.  Our readers know better!

By the way, I want everyone who reads this blog to know what I see when I look at the old guy:

Colonel Klink

Thats right… for those who remember…. he reminds me of Colonel Klink of Stalag 13 from Hogan’s Heroes.  Thats on a good day!  A really good day….

On a bad day he reminds me of this guy:


Thats right… Sgt. Schultz.. he knows just about as much too…NOTHING!! Muwahahaha







Okay, time to set the tone with the music…..

Okay,  now I saw this thing on TV… hitchhiking.  I was going to try it but realized once I again I have no thumb.  So, instead I painted one and here comes the train and I am holding up my paw with the thumb painted on….. hmmmm… the train didn’t stop…. so here is my other sign Trainee…


There! Take that trainee!  What Klink…. er Old Guy?  You think this is funny… well here look at my sign too…….


Oh, so now I get another 5 minutes out here in the cooler?  Good, more time for me to lay doggie land mines by the back door… Muwahahahahah…. uh…. why are you holding my middle finger sign up to me?  You wait old guy…. I will get to the state of Georgee and I will get my revenge… MUWAHAHAHAH


Dad reads us this story every year and we collies listen intently as we snack on our Christmas treats.  This year we again gave him  a picture taken at the birth of Jesus! He loves the picture and we collies are posting it here with the story of the birth of Jesus!  Merry Christmas Everyone!

God Bless You!

The Collies of the Meadow


Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with Child. 2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son,
and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the LORD came upon them, and the glory of the LORD shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD. 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into Heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the LORD hath made known unto us. 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His Name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Here is the recently uncovered picture of the Manger with Joseph, Mary, Jesus and the Shepherd and the Wise Men!

  Photo taken by the Texas Collie and Sheltie Rescue.