|Nirvana's Taggus McTaggert
She told me she wanted to do agility with him so I figured I better find her a clever one.
I found a breeder who still bred her collies to work sheep and my mother picked out her favorite pup.
Tag was a great herding dog. He had rare talent for his breed. Often, I would only take him for a week or two before we tried a new level in competition and he learned so fast that he would always get a new title.
|7 month old Tag learning his herding basics
Whenever they qualified, they always came home with a blue or red ribbon. There was never anything in the middle. It was all or nothing for Tag and he lived his whole life with gusto.
|Tag practicing his agility jumps
|Tag stealing my father's slipper
Although he didn't move the same, he still had his sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye.
|Still stealing stuff at 12 years old
It's a good thing my mother's other collie is a certified therapy dog. She'll need the comfort.
|My mother and Tag at 12 years old.
I'll see you another time, Tag.