Our lovely Border Terrier, Indy, found us some 6 years ago, when we adopted him on the brink of him becoming homeless.
Indy was originally adopted by my step-daughter when a friend of hers was no longer allowed to keep him in her house under the terms and conditions of her tenancy agreement. My step-daughter tried to keep him in her flat, but found it hard to find the time to give him the necessary walks in between her work and social commitments. And that’s when we gladly stepped in.
I shall never forget the moment the front door of my step-daughter’s flat opened, and this fluffy bundle of joy ran toward my grumpy husband and made our hearts leap with joy. He was the scruffiest, yet happiest little dog I had ever seen. And his enthusiasm in welcoming us swept my husband off his feet. It really felt as if Indy at that very moment in time told us: “Welcome, you are now my new family, and with my charm, wit and intelligence I shall never let go of you“.
Now, you could say that was a reaction all dogs will raise in their owners, and to an extent I do agree. But in the nearly 8 years that Indy has been part of our family, we have learned so much from him as a dog, as a unique member of the household and as a border terrier per se – all traits that in this website I want to share with you.
But of course, I am a self-made ‘expert’ on Border, as I have only learned as much as Indy has taught me about himself and his breed. And there is ever so much more that I need to learn about Border Terriers as well about dogs more generally.
And that’s where I need your help!
I would LOVE if you could all contribute to this website by joining in commenting to my pagest, to my regular articles and reviews. The ultimate goal I see at the end of that tunnel is for this website to become a bit of a FORUM FOR BORDERS EXPERTS.
Indy this year is, ‘allegedly’, 14 years old – we are not sure as we have never been able to find out his date of birth. But with this website I want to celebrate his life and the gifts of joy, fun and love he brings into our lives every day whilst he is still with us. So, long may Indy live, and let’s get blogging!!