Yet another post which shows just how much time I’ve got on my hands at the moment…
The other day I was telling Paul Shorrock about the Border Collie we used to have and thought that it might be nice to put up some photos of her. She was called Ragga and accompanied us in the hills for many years, living to the age of 12. In her younger days she did start training with SARDA, although Geoff actually gave this up after a couple of years as he became Team Leader of the local MR team and felt that he couldn’t devote the time necessary to both roles – something had to give.
The more observant of you will notice a couple of details in the photos. Firstly, many of the piccies have my previous Boxer, Cleo, in them. Unfortunately, Cleo died relatively young at the age of 9, but she was also a mountaineering Boxer just like Dixie.
Secondly, you might also notice that when much younger, Dixie had a beautiful, black muzzle – a little different from the very distinguished, wise-looking, grey one she has now!
And lastly, I apologise for the quality – most of the photos have had to be scanned in from prints.