If the chickens are out, we holler, "Jessie! Chickens! and she comes a-running. If the cows need to be moved, we holler "Jessie! Cows!" and by golly the cows MOVE. If there's a rabbit in the garden, we holler "Jessie! Rabbit!" and she flies to the rescue, hunts down the critter and dispatches it. She's always there for us, no matter what the need.
But one of the needs is...as a Pet. Something to love and "pet." She is MM's constant companion. And so many aspects of this Border Collie are unique, including her fur which invites us to riffle our fingers in its depth; her nose which faithfully tracks MM down regardless of where he goes; her eyes that gather all manner of clues--whether it's our hand signals as to where to find something when she's 3/4 of a mile away, or the crow making a racket overhead; her all important tail which telegraphs her joy and reflects ours as it wags when we laugh and talk to her.
She's an all around dog that over many years has become the go-to force on this farm. As I've said before, when we want something done, on this farm we call Mighty Dog!