Double Dog Day: Ashley and Abbe the Border Collie Mixes
In keeping with the theme from yesterday, I present you two pups I ran into a couple weeks ago: Abbe, a five-year-old border collie/something-or-other mix, and Ashley. Ashley is a border collie mix too, though it’s kind of hard to tell. And apparently the DNA test agrees with my first impression, and she’s also at least part keeshond. And Ashley is healthy and happy and nearly twenty years old. And still likes to go on hikes!
Apparently her fur has always been like that… her head is double-coat, but her body is missing the guard hairs and only has the undercoat. Consequently, she has puppy-soft fur on her body.
Such a gorgeous face… and those eyes!
They’d had Ashley since she was a few months old. How lucky do you have to be to have such a wonderful dog for twenty years?
This is Abbe. I feel bad about not getting more pictures of her, especially with those gorgeous white socks.
This and the next one are pictures that were sent to me by Ashley’s family. If I had to guess, I’d say this was on the California coast, somewhere north of San Francisco.
I can tell someone is absolutely no trouble at all when it comes to car rides.