Washington's women's crew was No. 1 in San Diego, too. Why was there no mention of their win?
DR. AND MRS. W.H. ACHTERMAN
Salt Lake City
Three years ago my wife and I became the proud owners (parents?) of two border collie pups, Bonny and her brother, King Pellinore. They were a gift from my granny and grandpa, so the only expense involved was in transporting them from my grandparents' farm in southern Arkansas to our home here in Oklahoma. While this doesn't qualify me as an expert on the breed, I can say that Roy Bongartz (ON THE SCENE, April 27) was 100% accurate in noting the endurance of border collies. Bonny and Pelli could easily get in a 20-mile jaunt while I trudged through my normal four-mile run. Furthermore, although they were never trained to do so, they could round up a small herd of humans by dropping to their stomachs, fixing them with their "mesmerizing eye" and then circling them and nipping at their heels. Unfortunately, Pelli had to be sent back to the Arkansas farm for this antisocial behavior.
However, I take exception to Scottish writer R.B. Robertson's statement that, on a human scale, border collies would rank as imbeciles. When Bonny read this she became so incensed that she demanded I cancel my subscription. I was able to mollify her only by promising to write this letter and set the record straight.
SAM T. ALLEN IV