Red is supposed to rest for another week or two but I took him out to bring Maria's sheep down – a short distance over mostly flat ground – and he zipped up and got them. I'm going to bring him back slowly, but those of us with border collies know it is not simple to keep these creatures calm for weeks. I'm being cautious, but he was eager, efficient and barely worked up a pant. He was getting a little wild-eyed.
4 September 2012