As those who read Collies Of The Meadow know I love my collies. They are my life. Albert Payson Terhune is my favorite author. Our collies do everything with our family and the highlight of the year for them is on my birthday they get doggie treats and a small bowl of ice cream (vanilla) to celebrate.
Our blog is dedicated to all our collies, past, present and future who have blessed us with their love, enthusiasm for life, their joy and fun and alas their sorrowful ends we somehow sadly live through. I love you my dear collies… I always will. Thank you Mackenzie, Chessie, Niamh, Hallie, Sadie and Anya whom I hope to see again someday. You are my babies and always will be. In heaven I will hug and hold you once again…. To Trevor, Lad, Smoke, Skylight, Mick, Rutherford, Walter, Teddy, Lil Hallie, Branwen, Ellie and Ginger the Shnapp know I love you all dearly. I always will…… you are my life and always will be. Thank you for loving me as I am, a flawed human being whose only hope for salvation is Jesus and my ability to give you love.
My other interests are reading, baseball, having penpals. But, my other love in my life after my family and wife is old tractors. I have a old Allis Chalmers b from 1944 that is the Apple of my eye. You can read about her at “My Old Allis” blog here on WordPress. Also, I have a 1941 Allis Chalmers WC who I am currently restoring. Can you tell I like those Orange Tractors? My WC, or Molly as I call her also has her own blog here. “Old Mollys Story” is the tale of a tractor from the tractor’s perspective.
Albert Payson Terhune once wrote something that has since become a motto of my life… I share it here with you;
“I wonder if it is heretical to believe that when at last my tired feet shall tread the Other Shore, a madly welcoming swirl of exultant collies—the splendid Sunnybank dogs that have been my chums here—will bound forward, circling and barking around me, to lead me Home!”
Albert Payson Terhune
I can only second this notion for when I die and I am find no collie to greet me I will know where I am heading for eternity and it will not be heaven.
This is Hallie, Anya and Trevor. They were all related to Niamh and these three are the collie who were bred to form Niamh’s Misty Meadow. They are the foundation collies so to speak. One other collie who lives with our friends in Georgia is the other foundation collie and that is Marcus. The descendents of these collies now make up our collie family. These three collies lived here and sadly Hallie and Anya have now passed into the afterlife. Trevor will soon follow. Someday…… I hope they and I will frolic together in the fields of heaven…. till then I can only remember them….and miss them but yet feel their love for me.
WE do have a website and you can read more about our collies and see lots of pictures at: