The Farm

There is a most beautiful piece of land that my family has owned for several decades. It has a river running through it. It is full of trees and grasses and deer and sunshine. We all refer to it as "the farm" even though the part of the property that is a working dairy farm is no longer owned by my grandmother.

Last weekend, Buzz and I drove to Wisconsin and went camping on the farm with my brothers and our cousins.

Buzz was miserable the entire time.


He could not pursue any of his favorite activities like running in the woods...


or wading in the river...


what's more, there was no one for him to play with...

[Some of you will recognize that guy as my baby brother, AKA Uncle Scary. He's holding his dogs Sophie (the hound) and Castro (the border collie mix). If you look closely, you'll see Sophie in the picture of Buzz in the woods and Castro's tail in the picture of Buzz in the river.]

Going to the farm was torture for Buzz, he rolled around in agony the entire time.


The poor thing. : )

In other news, when I got into this...

...we discovered a couple of things: (1) Buzz can, in fact, do more than wade. He can swim. (2) Buzz will swim after me if I get in the canoe and paddle upstream. (3) Buzz will not ride in a canoe. (4) It's probably easiest if I just don't canoe when the dog is around. (5) My brothers don't think it is funny when I recount the tale of Buzz's swim by singing Carole King's "Where You Lead, I Will Follow" and doing an interpretive dance.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think, honestly, the dog(s) had a great time. LOL Did you get to go along? Nice photos. I like dogs and the post the other day of the two playing together was very special.

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zeghsy said...

interpretive dance!

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a nice post I like the photos, did you ever get to canoe?

Buzz's Food Lady said...

Nope, I only went about 20 yards in the canoe before realizing that there was no way to do it without first containing Buzz. Sticking him in the car seemed unkind since he would be able to see people and dogs running about. Maybe next time. : )

Fenway said...

Oh, boy...we discovered ANOTHER border collie blog! Found you through Just Another Dog Blog.

Yes, border collies are tenacious swimmers...as long as there's something to fetch, herd or follow.

Stop by me blog and watch me swim, too.

Your new pal,
Fenway

The Girl said...

Oh, how cruel to take poor Buzz to the farm!! I can see the torment... no, wait, that's the glint off his teeth as he grins!

Funny story about the canoe, lol!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Nia said...

You write very well.

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