Friday, June 22, 2018

Saturna, East Point and farm dogs

We spent the past couple of days on Saturna Island with our friends Ry and Kallayanee and their sweet Border Collie pup Amy. This is Kallayanee and me at East Point, one of Saturna's most beautiful spots.  

Ry and Kallayanee got their pup Amy from Saltspring Island last year and shortly after that we discovered that she was fathered by a wonderful dog owned by my cousin Jacques Campbell, who farms sheep on Saturna Island.                                                                              Here are Harry and Kallayanee and I, together  with darling Amy, now just over a year old.

Ry and Kallayanee wanted Amy to meet her father and also her littermate Delta, who is now Jacques' best sheepherding dog. So we took the early morning ferry to Saturna and drove down to the farm to meet the pack.  It was wonderful. All of Jacques' four dogs were welcoming to Amy, but it was magical to see Delta greet Amy (his sister) and initiate play. They ran and played and wrestled together for a good hour. Clearly they recognized each other and interacted like puppies. On the right is Delta, Amy's sister.  He's just as sweet as she is.

I thought you might also like to see this horse, whose name (I think) is Raymond. What a handsome dude.

We spent a couple of lovely days up on the ridge, interspersed with a visit to the beach and lighthouse at East Point.  Amy spent a lot of time chasing sticks into the water and swimming back to shore with them. She really reminded me of my dear departed Maggie.  The same drive and energy especially when swimming.

Here are a couple more photos from East Point. It was a beautiful afternoon--and a peaceful couple of days away.


  1. She is so beautiful ! She still has the puppy look.
    They look so much like your wonderful dogs. The black and white coloring is beautiful.
    I am confuse about Delta being a brother and sister but beautiful dogs

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Very nice post really ! I apperciate your blog Thanks for sharing,keep sharing more blogs.



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