i used to own a border collie, he was farm reared and a total handful, after alot of thought and consideration and after a year or trying to control the little bugger i let him go to a farm not far from me to fulfill his life as a sheep dog and run riot. after 4 months iv just plucked up the courage to phone the farmer and ask how he is, and hes great hes almost fully trained as a sheep dog and he says hes brilliant and having the time of his life, he has a new name and loads of new friends and hes getting on great in his new life. and i miss him so much, and im sobbing as im writing this because its so hard and i miss him with all my heart, he was my first dog and ill never forget him and all the fun times and all the bloody mischief he got upto! and i guess i just wanted to let somebody know. and please take all the consideration and time in the world to pick your dog or puppy, and whats right for you. because in the end, if you don't get the right dog for your situation and your lifestyle. you'll end up feeling what im feeling right now, and oh god it hurts. alot. thanks for reading, and im sorry for the sob story. i'll love you forever Miller. and i know that in the end, i got him the best place ever for a new home, and get to chase sheep around all day! he loves it, and hes great at it too, its in his blood.