The only thing better than a Collie is two Collies.
I miss having two Collies. I miss Lassie. I think it’s safe to say Petal does too. It was a long time before she stopped looking for him whenever his name was said, whether it was said by us or a random stranger saying, “Look! A Lassie dog!” when Petal passed by. She always looked around, tail wagging and ears perked. It broke my heart every time. She doesn’t do this so often anymore, but occasionally she still starts to look for him.
I think she misses having a Collie buddy to play Collie games with. I know I miss watching their silly little herding games.
One day we’ll be a two Collie family again. When the time is right.