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Wish You Were Here Postcards – My Adelaide Hills Back Yard

05/11/2014 | By

My back yard.

My back yard.

I just don’t get sick of this view and apparently neither does our Border collie, affectionately known as “Brains” because he has none. He’s a delightful dog and very sweet, just not the sharpest tool in the shed, which is probably why he ended up at the local dog shelter with no one to claim him quite some years ago now. We thought we’d really lucked out as they are supposed to be the smartest breed around. Well, we were lucky and we love him, but more for his charm and gentle manners because he really missed out on the brains.

There’s nothing he likes more than to keep an eye on the paddocks and he’s worn a track down to this vantage point. It keeps him happy.

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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    05/11/2014

    I love that dog!! He’s guarding his family from any predator coming up that hill. Such a lovely view, Amanda.

  2. InTolerant Chef
    05/11/2014

    What a lovely view indeed Amanda, you lucky thing! I’m sure Brains is just admiring it too 🙂

  3. Tania @My Kitchen stories
    05/11/2014

    That isa just such a lovely story. Unusual indeed for a Collie to have no brains but what ever. He’s still got his eye on the ball.

  4. Hotly Spiced
    05/11/2014

    A loving dog doesn’t need brains, just a good heart and it sounds like Brains has all that in spades. What a gorgeous dog and what an awesome view. I too would be sitting there looking out at all that beauty xx

  5. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    06/11/2014

    Beaut view! Brains looks pretty darn happy sitting up there taking in the serenity too. 🙂

  6. Anne
    06/11/2014

    Very envious of what you see looking out your back door. Brains looks brainy from the back, so that’s a bonus.