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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:07 AM

Dog ejected from car during Sunday crash found on sheep farm, herding sheep

Tilly, the 2-year-old Border Collie who was ejected from a car Sunday during a crash, has been found.

He was found on a sheep farm, where he had apparently taken up the role of sheep herder.

According to Tilly's owner, he has lost some weight since Sunday's crash and is now drinking lots of water but is otherwise healthy.



https://www.khq.com/news/dog-ejected-from-car-during-sunday-crash-found-on-sheep-farm-herding-sheep/article_fc15bfe6-c805-11eb-ae68-7fb69c0af0d6.html

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Reply Dog ejected from car during Sunday crash found on sheep farm, herding sheep (Original post)
douglas9 Jun 9 OP
tanyev Jun 9 #1
LonePirate Jun 9 #2
exboyfil Jun 9 #3
mikeysnot Jun 9 #4
lark Jun 9 #5
Warpy Jun 9 #6
mollie8 Jun 9 #7
NJCher Jun 9 #8
wendyb-NC Jun 9 #9
ewagner Jun 9 #13
wendyb-NC Jun 9 #17
ewagner Jun 9 #18
NJCher Jun 9 #10
PatSeg Jun 9 #11
MontanaMama Jun 9 #12
BobTheSubgenius Jun 9 #14
Ziggysmom Jun 9 #15
Ka-Dinh Oy Jun 9 #16

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:16 AM

1. You go, Tilly!

Happy ending.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:20 AM

2. Tilly thought he might as well get some work done while he was out there.

Those sheep aren’t going to herd themselves.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:20 AM

3. Looks more like an Aussie mixed with something big

Running style is more Aussie as well.

I love herding dog mixed breeds.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:32 AM

4. I concur

Border collies have long tails.. usually black and white…

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:49 AM

5. Sometimes genetics does strange things.

We have a full blooded Aussie Shepherd with a long fluffy tail. Aussie Shepherds do not have long tails, they have short little things - but not Finley. The original owners got him from a breeder, who told them that Finley is a throwback, none of her close to 100 puppies ever had tails like his. So even though he is beautiful and so smart, he could never be in shows, isn't standard. However, he is way above std. for us. So it could be an Aussie?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:24 AM

6. Sounds like Tilly found his true calling

Kind of a shame he had to go home to be a pet instead of joyfully being a shepherd.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:30 AM

7. yeah

That's what I was thinking.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:42 AM

8. damn straight

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You can watch Seasons 1 & 2 on Amazon Prime.

I'm looking forward to watching the one about the dog detective

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:47 AM

9. That's good news.

Border collies have a job to do, always. Glad he's okay, and was found safe and well.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:15 AM

13. We became "Accidental" Border Collie .....caretakers...

(caretakers because Border Collies don't consider themselves "owned"

We have come to believe that Border Collies don't belong to either the "working" or "herding" class of dogs...they're in the MAAGEMENT CLASS.

We loved "Misty" for 11 years until she died of a cancer....never had a better companion and friend than her.

The story above didn't surprise me one bit....it's true "...Border collies have a job to do, always."

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Response to ewagner (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:18 PM

17. Border collies are amazing

We had ours for 12 years. He grew up with the youngest son, very loyal. He was an all round buddy for the kids, and one of the most unforgettable members of the family.

He was always on the job too, when the kids were at school he tried to herd squirrels. I often thought,if he could fly squirrels , might become an endangered species.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:02 PM

18. I know how you feel...n/t

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:55 AM

10. this is one lucky dog

On one hand, he could have had a great career.

On the other hand, he could have had two loving hoomans who take him on their trips and who dress him up in a plaid jacket. And bemoan his loss every day.

This is one of the best animal posts ever. Thanks so much, douglas9, for bringing it to the animal lovers here at DU.



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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:10 AM

11. What a wonderful story!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:11 AM

12. As a life long owner of border collies...

That’s not a BC. Looks like an Aussie/shepherd mix...which are also herding breeds.

ETA: lovely story...and a good doggo.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:24 AM

14. Tilly looks nothing like any border collie I've ever seen.

He may have a smattering of BC DNA, but I might also have some from William The Conqueror.

Great dog and a happy story, without question, though!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:32 AM

15. Poor girl. Doggies need to be secured in vehicles with a seatbelt. She could have easily

been killed. Hope her humans will let her visit the sheep again. She is awesome

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:53 AM

16. I am so glad Tilly got back home.

However, this is the reason all animals need to be secured while in the vehicle. There are seat harnesses for dogs of every size. Put them in a secured crate.

I cringe when I see people letting their dog sit on their lap and hang our the window. They tell you their dog has never tried to jump out of the car. Well, can you promise beyond a shadow of a doubt that your dog will not act like a dog? There is always that first and unexpected time which more times than not results in loss ( permanent or not ), death, or injury.

If an animal has free range of the car and will not let paramedics near a passenger who desperately needs medical attention so they do not die will be shot by the police. They are not going to wait for animal control to get there.

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