It seems like I saw a lot more Collies when I was a kid than I do today. Maybe it was a Midwestern thing or maybe they "went out of style" as Lassie reruns waned, but whatever the reason, I'm always excited to see them now. They're really excellent dogs - smart, patient and gentle while still being very good watchdogs. These two are Abby & Chevy and I was thrilled to get to spend some time with them and their owner at their home in the country recently. They have lots of grassy room to run and play and they sent me home with the biggest yellow Dalia I have ever seen!!!