I heard of one Border Collie who passed the time waiting for the leaky faucet to drip. Mine grew to be huge (50#). She lived to herd - anything, anywhere. We lived in the suburbs, so she had to content herself with herding the neighborhood kids.
Total bliss, for her, was a kids soccer match. Every time the ball would try to ‘break out’ of the herd of kids, she would be there!
We tried to have her bred once, but there were some cows near by, and neither she nor the stud could take a break from herding long enough to finish the job.
She was very jealous of the baby (our youngest), but she would also defend her with her life. Our youngest had to learn to crawl going in circles.
Fine dog, but not meant for laps. She died 6 years ago...
Now that's funny.
Mine only lived about 3 1/2 years. She got IMHA, something I'd never heard of.
Spent thousands at a major animal hospital but she still only lived a week after she was diagnosed.
One quick story...
She would go after any animal she saw on the TV. You don't realize how many animals are used in commercials until something points each one out.
Anyway, my wife and I had out easy chairs w/ the backs toward the fireplace.
Made the dog lay down between the chairs, facing away from the TV so she wouldn't see the animals.
She was watching the TV reflection in the fireplace glass doors!
An animal came on the screen, she would turn around and bark at the TV.
She loved kids.