Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Post 1586. Thursday August 24

Six Sentence Stories

This week's cue word is Border.




He lived in a little flint cottage in the hills and as a kid, I spent many a happy hour with my shepherd friend Fred, his woolly flock and his faithful sheepdog, a Border Collie he simply called BC. 

Fred died when I was in my late teens and at his funeral BC sat atop his master's coffin as it was carried into the chapel then down to the graveyard, refusing to jump off!

As there was no one to take care of BC I persuaded my parents to let me, but he was never the same and spent most days stretched out on the floor, his head on his paws.

We made regular trips to the grave and whilst I tidied and left fresh flowers, BC would just stand there, head bowed and occasionally whimper. But last time we visited he lay down on the gravel and closed his weary eyes, never to open them again. 

Once again they are side by side, BC and his master.


20 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - animals live for their master don't they - sweet story ... sad, but true - cheers Hilary

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    1. Dogs certaily do, but I think where cats are cncerned it's the other way around! Thanks Hilary.

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  2. this is poignant as well as heart warming. Canines are very close to their masters.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/border-hope-and-homecoming.html

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  3. Animals grieve as much as we do, you told this so well.

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  4. Truly man's best friend. Good story good job

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    1. So true - about the dogs that is! Cheers Paul.

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  5. A border collie's boundless love for its master. Nice take.

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  6. dogs are perfect lifeforms.
    I say this not to be trite, but for those fortunate to have a dog in a relationship as you describe in your Six, it is a remarkable thing.
    good Six

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    1. This is so true. My lifestyle and regular travelling abroad makes it impossble for me have dog, and I really miss the ones I had years ago.

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  7. What a beautiful and touching story Keith. Nortmally we outlive our dogs so that when the reverse happens you can really see them express their grief in such a way.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my post and leaving this link.
    A very sad story, but very true, dogs are faithful to their end to a good master.
    Been nice meeting you, have a great day.

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  9. Such a poignant 6. The bond between dog and human can be incredibly strong, often stronger than between people. I have no doubt BC was never the same.
    Excellent.

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  10. Stories like this are so amazing. You did a fabulous job encapsulating it. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a poignant story. You and BC no doubt grieved together, and BC probably sensed you understood.

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