July 1994 to April 2010
In late August 1994 my then partner Guinevere and I saw an advert for Border Collie pups in the newspaper while visiting my Mum at my family home near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I had grown up with a lovely Border Collie called Smudge, who had died a few years before while I was away at University and I had always wanted another one. We drove up to a farm in the countryside just north of Bradford. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The barn seemed to be full of Border Collie pups although in reality there were only five or six. We had made our minds up that we wanted the smallest female but the farmer and his wife wanted to keep that one. There was only one other female and so that made our choice easy.