STOP your laughing- you know who you are!!! What I mean, is now that Danny has come along, I actually am taking time in the morning to play a bit with the lad. I am also not getting up quite so early, but I think that is due to my age... So, this morning, I trundled out twice, both to clean up the yard, and also play a bit of kick ball with the Dan-meister. How can I resist, when he goes to his pile of balls and sits there, oh so calmly? He is good about not jumping up (for the most part) so I remain clean- that's a biggy.
I would love to leave him out when I go, but I just can't risk the myriad of things that could go wrong, so he stays safely in his crate, along with various chew toys.
I hope that I don't become a perfectionist now, you know, like the Border Collies themselves... Oh goodness NO! Thankfully, I have Lucy to loosen me up :)