In 1978 my family got our first pedigree dog – Jane, a border collie! My mum and I started to show and to breed under the ‘Earamatel’ Prefix. We had a seven litters all up. Above are our border collies, all entranced by the prospect of me throwing whatever is in my hand (could have been a tennis ball, but Jane just as often gave us lemons from the tree to throw!). From left: Lucky (Werridale Linndorn), Jane (Arabanoo Jane), Frosty (Annangrove Little Shep), Ruff (Mountaindale Ruff) and Bonnie (Glenarvon Black Velvet).