Ginger taught Winchester how to use the computer…. found this email he wrote to Glendale…..


Guess what!
I am having fun here!  I have all of the collies playing with me now.  You should hear the amount of noise they make when I get them whipped into a frenzy here!  Its just like being at Glendale.  My bestest friend is Ginger and we play for hours everyday.  The old guy says he is glad for she doesnt have time to plot that way… whatever that means.  I even slept cuddled up to Branwen…. the old guy says I was putting my life at risk, but she seemed to enjoy it.   Its almost time for breakfast and it has been an active morning already.  I am growing up steadily, and have learned to climb onto the swing, onto the bed and onto the old guy’s lap when I want to.  He says he cant get any reading done… but who needs to read anyways?
 Ginger and I have the mostest fun….  but she does look at the old guy sometimes like “what did you unleash upon us?”  Not sure what she means by that, but hey its fun when we attack him and boot him out of the hammock… still trying to figure out how to get in it and stay in it…. but Ginger sure enjoys it….  –
Guess what, I stold Rutherford’s gold ball and he joined Ginger in on the chase and Rebel Yell joined in and then I dropped the gold ball and pulled Mick’s fur when going by and he joined in too and soon everybody was going crazy as I laid down and watched it all unfold…. the old guy just grinned and laughed…. he says I am like Laddie in that I always have to have something happening, but he says I do take breaks which Laddie did not.
Oh, guess what, I refuse to eat out of my bowl now.  I have a big collie bucket I eat out of.  I absolutely refuse to eat out of my bowl….  I have rights ya know and I want to be like all the other collies and be all grown up too…. so I has me a big bucket and I sometimes take my time and make them big collies wait for me to get done… Well, off to eat breakfast and raise a ruckus…  some pics of ME included!
Nom, nom, nom,
Winchester, the collie who won the west!

-Ha HA HA there goes Ginger attacking dad again.  HE has his hands full holding onto the hammock… here comes Winchester.  Oh boy this will get tough for dad…. wait….  Winchester is joining dad! HAHAHAHAHA   what a battle royal.  Looks like Ginger is back to plotting again…. Wonder why Winchester joined dad?

-I came to collect my treats for helping you with Ginger.  By the way she just upped her offer to two treats per attack to help her so I guess I want three treats now to help you…..

-You want four treats?   What is this? Hmmmm… sounds like this minion is out for himself…..

-Let me make you a deal you cant refuse dad,,,,, 5 treats or else….




Listen Minion… er Winchester…. here is what we do.  pssssttttt….

-Really?  So, I jump up on the hammock and pull his hair, nibble his fingers and keep him busy.  Are you sure those fingers are detachable?


-Look at that, it is working.. now to go pull on his arms, his toes and try to tip him out of the hammock!!!  Listen old Guy you dont need that ankle.. I do! Muwahahahahahaha  Stop fighting it old guy.. we will win in the end…..

-Huh, Ginger got banished to the house and Winchester is asking Ginger why they didnt get the Hammock.  What does she mean by “We will escalate our attacks next time?”  Why is he best friends with her?

-Huh, that was fun!  Cant wait to see what happens tomorrow.  Still dont know what Minion means… do you what it means? Hey are you alive?





Winchester here!!!      I woke up and  found out dad’s  hair, fingers and toes were attached! Funny, Ginger told me they would pop right off.  I met Ginger yesterday and guess what?  She is from Glendale too. all them big collies were sniffing me and when I met her my tail began to wag. She calls me Minion, whatever that is and checks on me every hour to see if I grew up yet.  Not sure why…..  But I digress, I helped dad read a magazine then dismantled it for him.  I saw a strange furry family member, I guess he is called a cat but he ran fast enough to get away from me. All I wanted was to sniff him and say hello.  Then I  ate breakfast and got the collies into a barkfest!!! It was only 8am and then I took a nap…..


His flight came in and we were there waiting for him and the employees of the airlines were also waiting.  “Operation Paw” was announced and Winchester was greeted by us a several ppl from the airlines!  He wasnt sure about it all as he sat in the back of his little  shipping holder and we held him and he looked us all over.  The ride home he was quiet and looking  at us and at home he had the house to himself for a little while as we let the big collies out.  He was curious and a bit shy and then we brought him outside to meet the big collies.  He heard them bark when we got to the door and he perked up.


They crowded around him and he sniffed them as they sniffed him and then he met Ginger.  Immediately his tail went up and began to wag and the collies all ran around barking in excitement. After that his tail never stopped wagging!  He ate and then decided it was time for a nap.  We took a nap together and he laid his head on my shoulder and slept for two hours as I spent most of the time looking at him.  He is a gentle lil guy who is very lovable and sweet.   Ginger kept checking on him through the day, just to see if he had grown up and ready to be her minion…. LOL







Today is the day!  Winchester is getting ready to board the plane.  This is where I get nervous for I worry about them so much. I hate flying myself and I will be praying for him as the airline brings him to the plane, boards him, flies him and then gets him off the plane to me at the airport.  I hope he isnt scared or worried himself.  I know Delta has a wonderful pet program for flying pets and he is in good hands, but I still worry…. sort of stupid.. I know.


Here is a pic of him getting ready to go in…. see you soon Winchester!!!  Thank you to my wonderful friends at Glendale Farm Collies.   God Bless You!!