Open doors

We have specially planted our garden to welcome any creatures to share our space.

We put water out for the birds and bees.

We are entranced with the variety of wildlife that descend on the flowers.

…even though I have a preference for the bees.

However, yesterday morning while we were having breakfast with the doors open – a border collie bounced into the room. I immediately got up and shut the doors, expecting the owner to follow straight after. However, no one came.

She was not in the slightest disturbed to stay with us and eventually Kourosh went in search of the owner in the neighbouring hamlets and talked to as many of the nearby “doggy” people he could find. After that it was the Mairie and the gendarmerie without result.

By this time we were firm friends and she had completely trained us to give her plenty of cuddles. However, delightful as she was, in the afternoon we took her to the local vet who read her tag and was surprised that she had an appointment for a vaccination in one hour’s time!

So her owner was telephoned and turned up to claim her. Her owner lives in a hamlet two kilometres away. We discovered our little collie was called Stella.

It was rather difficult parting with her and I wonder if she will ever visit us again.

21 thoughts on “Open doors

  1. Hello Amelia,
    How lovely and what a strange coincidence – last week we had 3 garden visitors, and as they were half way round the garden, I heard yapping from the tyre garden and 2 young labradors bounded into view. No collars/leads. Thinking they might belong to guests staying with our neighbours who have dogs, Fiona took them down the hill. They didn’t recognise them either, and after keeping them in overnight, via a message on social media the owner was located – about a mile and a half away. This has never happened before here in all our years living here. I must consult the stars…
    Best wishes

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  2. How lovely…. BCs are lovely dogs…. I trained mine so that it wouldn’t interupt a photo…. by bounding across as I was trying to take it!
    I recognise those expressions…. I now have this mental picture of a BC if you got one trying to herd your tortoises.

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