Is it the Jolly Ball? No, it’s the time they want to spend with me; it’s the bond that the dogs make with "us" humans. So many times we overlook this bubbling love or put it off and this is a shame. I am so lucky that I have time to be with mine which is nearly 24 hours a day. I see them in their excitement and when they are at rest and peace. I have the best of both worlds and I take advantage of it. I have said there is nothing as peaceful for me as I am in my recliner and a dog in my lap. I have had a lot of dogs in my lifetime and in my heart, I believe all dogs are not this way. Some dogs won’t give you the time of day but Border Collies will and will continue to give you their heart. I did a Google search on "Most Loyal Dog breed" and “Entirely Pets" said that the Number 1 Loyal dog is the Border Collie or "The Rough Collie. I know a lot of people will argue this, but I have seen it firsthand so many times. I truly think it’s bred into them because every litter starts the same.
A wonderful quote from the movie "Marley & Me" is so true. This quote came when Marley was at the end of his life and was being put to sleep and it was said by his master whose heart was breaking watching his best friend pass.
"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his."
If you haven’t’ give your heart away, try it and it will pay you back more than you’ll ever know. Is it the Jolly Ball? I really don’t think so. It’s a gift we’ll never understand. Ken