Any stick will do
Lil's search for a stick is border line/Border Collie OCD.
Getting up in years, Lil, a short haired Border Collie is our oldest dog on the farm team. She's a great stock dog, a snake dog and a stick dog. She also has a love of food. She dines after the cats at Marcy's at three AM then lets the chickens eat what she deems is enough then she lays on the rest of the food until the chickens give up. Then Lil eats, casually, and in good amounts. She no longer maintains her girlish figure.
She never turns down a game of stick.
Throw it! I got it!
Don't blame us, we throw what she brings if we can.
But there are always helpers...
and those who taunt
All want the stick Lil chooses
Come on, old lady, I've got your stick!
but Lil doesn't play that game.
I know she's thinking, Why in the world did I ever teach them stick? But like the good teacher she is, Lil patiently waits. Young ones change games quickly. Darn pup!