This brings me to the next part of my story. It became apparent that Border Collies (well, this one anyway) are deathly afraid of small dogs buzzing around their feet! Collie didn't quite know what to do. She'd growl, puff out her lips (I've only known Rotties to do this lip puffing thing), dance around like she was trying to get away from the little guy, then act fascinated all at the same time. It's quite comical to see the biggest dog in the house react like the biggest baby! A couple of months later, the Collie still seems somewhat afraid, but at the same time wants to play with the little guy. She never tries to hurt him, but just doesn't seem to know what to make of such a tiny dog.
Lucy on the other hand, she is laboring under the delusion that she had a puppy, didn't know it, & I found him & brought him home to her. She loves the pup & from day one nurtured him like he was her own! She shows him things (like how to get out of the back yard), shares her food with him, presents him with bones, & sleeps with him! She even allowed him to try to "nurse" when we first brought him home.
Then there's Peanut. As we all know, Peanut is the Queen & can't be bothered with such things. So, in typical Queen fashion, she seemed disgusted by the little man, & treats him with disdain. Well, she is afterall, the Queen.