Pip was ready to go!
We went with some lambs to a collection point, which just happens to be where Ben and Pip were both born. But unlike her pups, Rua is extremely camera shy. Thankfully she was curious enough about Pip to make her oblivious to the camera...
Can you see Rua's wall eye? It's just adorable!
After that lucky close-up, shy Rua ran off and watched us from a distance.
But I have a lot to thank Rua for - she gave me two beautiful brown dogs, Ben and Pip.