Here, Nickie, Kota and Colt, along with several of Sheryl McDonald’s collies, play “king of the hill” on the hay bales.
When it came her time to “hunt," Nickie quickly found the tube that held the rat.
It was a very special day!
Meanwhile, back in Austin new life was just beginning in the owl house. While Owliver kept watch from a nearby tree, Owlivia was tending owlets. They are Eastern Screech Owls and nest in our back yard every year.
There is also now new life in the Bagley Pack. Colt and Kota have a new little sister. On May 31, we adopted a ten-month-old Border Collie named Rue through All Border Collie Rescue. We think the date of her adoption is very significant because it was seven years to the day from the date Nickie and Feathers joined our family and the Bagley Pack was formed.
Rue was found running loose on the streets of Tulsa, with a large gash above her right eye. She was treated by a vet and fostered for almost two months before she was made available for adoption. We think her name was chosen because it is the French word for "street." We hope it's not because we will rue the day we adopted her! So far she is getting along well with Colt and Kota, and we're so glad she's a member of our family.