After looking through some pictures from our last trip to Scotland I thought I would share some of Indy’s family. We first stayed at Burnet cottage about 9 years ago and became good friends with Andrew (the owner) so now we are there every chance we get. When we first went Andrew only had Craster the bearded Collie.
The following year when we returned Amariliss had arrived, she was the most beautiful Border Collie that I had ever seen.
They had puppies, one of which was Indy. After 10 months all but 2 had gone, we were lucky and Andrew let us have Indy which left only Beethoven.
From left to right are Henry, Beethoven and Elwin.
Craster and Lis had 2 more litters before she was sadly killed in an accident. 😦
Due to the break up of the couple who had 2 of Indy’s litter mates, Holly and Jerry-Lee returned to the farm.
From the other 2 litters Andrew kept Elwin, Henry and Grippy.
I have never seen such an assortment of different dogs come from the same parents but I have also never met such lovely, well behaved and sociable dogs either.
During our last trip we took Mack who was a little surprised by the reception committee, but after Holly had checked him out (she’s the boss there) he was accepted.
After the first meeting whenever we appeared the whole gang would mingle with Mack while Indy just slotted back in with the pack like he had never been away.
We sometimes wonder if we did the right thing by taking Indy away from the farm? He had thousands of acres on the farm to roam plus all of his pack to play with, although he appears to be happy with us? Mack would love to live on the farm and Andrew would like to have him, there is just one problem, Mack eats small furry things! chickens and ducks fall into this category (Mack was semi feral before being rescued so had to feed himself), we had only been there 2 minutes and Mack grabbed a duck! luckily he let it go when told.
If you are ever looking for a peaceful place to stay in Scotland and you want to take your well behaved dog(s) you couldn’t do better than Burnet cottage. Maybe you will fall in love with the Scottish borders just as we did. 🙂
The Wiccaweys dog today is Homer.
Homer has come to us from Dogs In Distress in Eire. He was surrendered in to a pound together with his friend Marge and DID saved them.
Homer is gorgeous, a very sweet boy. He is great with other dogs and travels well. A lovely family dog.