Me and me Humans were down at our local dog beach a while back. While playing with mates… errr… I mean the ball… I overheard a touching story in a conversation between Boss-Human and another lady.
One of the dogs pestering me it turns out is the son of a real working border collie unlike us lazy layabouts. I’ll just call his mother Madre. Madre had nine puppies, including Digger, tucked away in a safe place on her farm.
During the night and morning she would look after her puppies in total secrecy. During the day she would sneak off and work the sheep on the farm as normal. Her Humans never even knew she was pregnant, let alone looking after her brood and working the farm!
Not sure if it’s a true story or not as you would think the farmer Humans would have noticed her getting a little chubby but the human telling the story insisted it’s true.
Anyway, in my mind, the prize for Best Working Mother ever has to go to Madre, a border collie, a solo mum with nine children and a full time job!