In June of 2013, with a puppy not even a year old yet already in the household (Frodo), a dog unexpectedly stole my heart. Solar sired a litter at Hidden Valley Border Collies, and when I stopped by to admire the puppies, before their eyes were even open, my heart was stolen by a puppy that was not only marked nearly identically to Solar, but who, for some reason, had an unexplainable quality to him that said, “you and I were meant to be”. And so, Chipper came into the household.
Chipper no longer lives with me. When my former husband and I separated, in the Fall of 2015, we agreed that he needed a dog, and that that dog was Chipper. So, Chipper made a career change, from agility dog to hiking and active companion extraordinaire. He is living a happy and active life, and although I miss him, I know that things always work out just the way they’re meant to.