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Bossy Border Collie: You Shall Not Pass

Our decision to return Lilly to the full dose of her anxiety medications came in part from her escalated treatment of Ginko. Lately, she has been acting like Gandolf.

best dog blog, champion of my heart, border collie superimposed on photo of GandolfFirst … a really bad photo editing job of Lilly as Gandolf.

Lilly has always been “bossy” … controlling Ginko’s paths when he approaches us or when he first goes outside.

It’s the worst when Tom is in bed. Lilly will race down the hall or down the stairs and bark in Ginko’s face if she even thinks he will try and hop in bed with Tom.

Tom, of course, thinks it’s the cutest thing, so I’ll never be able to completely fix the behavior. (Husbands!)

Lately, Lilly has been acting a bit too much like Gandolf in this “You Shall Not Pass” clip.

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

melF - December 29, 2011

I think going back on meds sounds like a good idea. Does Tom want some too? 🙂
Just kidding Tom!

Mary Haight - December 23, 2011

Hahaha! Husbands are much harder to train than our furry friends! The bossy dog comparison is a stitch!!
All the best to you and yours for the Holidays =)

Leland - December 22, 2011

At least she’s not acting like Gollum

Pup Fan - December 21, 2011

Very timely… I just saw the trailer for The Hobbit!

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