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Mans best friend!
And his worse critic!
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hahaha....cats. with greater sense of smell and their greater sense of purpose to do as they please. haha
 
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I have always read how intelligent  Border Collies are.  One day the Coyotes were in our tree line and our Border Collie was getting worked up and run pretty ragged.  I was concerned he might rush in after them.  I grabbed my carbine, stepped out on the porch and assured him I was there.  He looked over his shoulder at me and took off running dow our driveway.  Maybe 10 to 15 minutes later he returned with the Great Pyreenes from 2 farms down the road.  The message was clear,  " We've got this now. You can  go back inside."
 
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LOL!  John Dean, that is a smart dog!  I skip a step - I have the livestock guardian dog, but not the border collie (lgd’s are smart, too, just in different ways).
 
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John F Dean wrote:I have always read how intelligent  Border Collies are.  One day the Coyotes were in our tree line and our Border Collie was getting worked up and run pretty ragged.  I was concerned he might rush in after them.  I grabbed my carbine, stepped out on the porch and assured him I was there.  He looked over his shoulder at me and took off running dow our driveway.  Maybe 10 to 15 minutes later he returned with the Great Pyreenes from 2 farms down the road.  The message was clear,  " We've got this now. You can  go back inside."

i can see my heeler/ collie mix doing that. she is extremely intelligent. she talks to us and it sometimes sounds like she's trying to make words.
 
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Hi Steve,

I have heard both cats had dogs distinctly form words.  The most remarkable that comes to mind was when my wife heard a child calling for help.  She got me (we don't have children), and we searched.  It was definitely the voice of a young child calling for help,
and seemed to be coming from our barn. We do have an old refrigrator in our barn, and that was my immediate concern even though  it was heavily taped shut. We found one of our cats trapped under some boxes in our barn.
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