Reporter Fred Mogul wonders about his family’s dog:
Let me say a few things about Lily: She has never tried to herd people, children, cats or dogs. She does not look like a classic herding dog. You wouldn’t mistake her for Lassie or the border collie in Babe. And we have no particular reason to think she’s been yearning to herd sheep.
But she is a proud adoptee from a shelter called Herding Dog Rescue, so we in her family have always had two basic, interrelated questions: Which breeds are mixed into her mongrel lineage, and if she ever met a sheep, what would she do?