Commentary: Baxter Black offers an ode to border collies

Baxter Black with Blue

Just a word about one of the greatest genetic creations on the face of this earth...the border collie.

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

The dog that all sheep talk about but never want to meet. The fur that legends are made of. Makes coyotes cringe, sheep trip the light fantastic, and eagles soar somewhere else.

Invested with the energy of a litter of puppies and the loyalty of Lassie, they ply their trade on sagebrush flats, grassy fields and precipitous peaks from sea to shining sea.

 “Away to me!’ I command. They streak and sail, zipping like pucks upon the ice. Black and white hummingbirds, in out, up down, come by. 

Sheep. With head . . .