|The Gov's Dog is Missing|
So let's meet two cool cats, Sneed Collard, III and Mattie!
|Mattie vs. oatmeal box|
2. What makes Mattie's tail wag? Now this is a funny question, because Mattie doesn't HAVE a tail! I don't know if someone lopped it off or if she was born that way. Several things do make her "stump" wag, however. One is seeing her favorite people. Another is the prospect of food. The third is the announcement of any action, from going for a walk to chasing a ball, to going for a car ride.
3. What's your all-time favorite dog story? Would you run me out of the kennel if I said The Pokey Little Puppy? It was my favorite picture book as a child. But to be honest, I'd have to say the story of Shep (one of Sneed's books is SHEP: OUR MOST LOYAL DOG)--not because I got to write the kid's book about it, but because it is such a moving true story. And because it not only epitomizes all of a dog's wonderful qualities, but captures just how much dogs mean to people.
4. If Mattie could change just one thing about you, what would it be? Oh, she would make me much more active! You fellow Border Collie owners know that these dogs NEVER get enough action. If Mattie had her way, she and I would be hiking the mountains and rivers 12 hours a day--even at Mattie's ripe old age of twelve and a half!
|Mattie & India on the run!|
5. In five words, tell us what Mattie means to you: Unconditional love, acceptance, and enthusiasm!
|Mattie at rest|
To find out more about Sneed Collard, III and all the really neat books he's written and all the cool stuff he does up in Montana, visit his website www.author-illustr-source.com/sneedcollard.htm