This is a picture of Chloe who was a pedigree 'blue' Beared Collie, she arrived at our home for Christmas morning when I was about 8 or 9, it was terribly exciting. She turned into the most gorgeous gentle and sweet dog you could ever have. She wasn't terribly well trained and pulled on her lead but she would come into my room in the mornings and sleep on the chair by the window. She loved to look over the gate at the people coming down the road, they would all stop and make a fuss of her. When she was young she even jumped the wall a couple of times and ran off, but fortunately she stopped that as she calmed down.