Little Bit the Pocket Border Collie ~ Adopted

 


Little Bit is a precious bundle of joy that we rescued from a rural shelter in Alabama. She made her way to us as part of a multi-pet transport only through the efforts of numerous volunteers.

When we were first contacted about taking Little Bit, we were told that she was a “Pocket Border Collie.” Now, you probably have figured out that Border Collies are our primary focus. Because of this, when dogs in need of rescue are brought to our attention, they are often identified as Border Collie, even if the thread is quite thin. In this case, thin indeed! Little Bit is black and white with a fluffy tail. Beyond that, well, what do you think?

She is only 10 pounds, about two years old. When she arrived, I thought, “I’ve seen that face before.” I went online and looked extensively at different breeds but I keep coming back to the same conclusion: Little Bit is a Phalene, the floppy eared cousin to the Papillon. Her coat is a bit short to be up to breed standard. Whether this is due to variation within breed, a drop of something else in her family tree, or simply the result of a trim, I don’t know.

What I do know is that she is a terrific dog. She is affectionate, confident and playful. She loves to be held but not because she is needy, a nice compromise. I am very impressed with how she plays with my other dogs. She loves to have the puppies chase her while she runs figure-eights and spins on a dime. Quite the little athlete!

Little Bit has an extensive photo album on our Facebook page.

 



November 22 Update:

I thought you might like to know that the two doggies are now running around the house chasing and sniffing each other. They are getting along splendidly. I still don’t leave them completely alone, but will do so shortly. The little one is just a doll-baby.

Just did another transport this weekend and did not allow myself to look at them too closely….Happy Thanksgiving!

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