Our Border Collie Aussie is Smart!
Kash the Dog, our Border Collie Aussie mix pooch had a impromptu play session with a 1-2 week old fawn in the front field of the Blue Racer Ranch!
Shelly was walking with him when he quickly darted up the trail and when she got around the corner, Kash and the fawn were sniffing each other, tails just a wagging! Then they started to play, chasing each other until Shelly thought it a good idea to stop it before the momma deer came busting over.
Now fast forward to today. A light snow fell, it was a crisp 21 degrees, and absolutely quiet this morning as we headed out the trail towards the woods out back.
I noticed a very fresh set of deer tracks and low and behold, so did Kash! He never pays any attention to deer tracks. These were different. He slowly and methodically tracked this deer. I came around the corner and there he was, staring at a young deer that was staring right back at him, maybe 30-40 feet away.
Normally he barks and chases deer for about 50 feet and then comes right back. This time he started wagging his tail and turned to look at me to make sure I was seeing this deer! Then he turned and came running back to me making his happy noise. The deer then turned and loped off across the field, stopping once to look back.
I’m sure they must have recognized each other and knew there was no threat. It sure was a very cool, memorable moment to watch this unfold before my eyes. Isn’t it neat how animals can react to each other. I believe it is because Kash is an intelligent dog!
The photos here are taken with a Panasonic Lumix camera. I am a huge believer in these cameras. Highly recommended! Having taken well over 1.3 million digital photos with three different Panasonic Lumix cameras, I can tell you they take a beating and still work like a charm.
So, not only am I a believer in my camera, I am a believer in my loyal Border Collie Aussie dog, Kash. Such a good boy! (although he is a biscuit whore)
Pet your dog, pay attention to him/her. And if you are entertaining the thought of getting a dog, I recommend trying to find a rescue Border Collie Aussie. If trained right, they are the best dogs!
Thomas & Kash
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