I will do this mostly in point form otherwise it would be far too long a post.
Father in law got a new working dog ACDX. He also had a stumpie tail ACD
He segregated her for what he thought was her season.
She had a split first season and due to the health and other problems he missed this and she became pregnant.
She was on a visit here when I saw this.
I put my foot down and she stayed here.
Vet says too late to abort.
I was keeping 1
FIL was having one and 2 were going to go to RADAR rescue as one had his home fall through at the last minute and I was due to start chemo.
I found that I couldn't let one male go and we kept him too.
Jessie when 5 months old went to my FIL as his new working dog. I had the 3 females desexed.
Fast forward to now and Both Jessie and her sire took off.
A farmer reported sheep down.
The farmer was told to shoot them on sight if they were there.
FIL said if they came home he was shooting Jessie.
I planted the seed of rescue instead.
He agreed finally after the dogs returned 5 nights later.
Neither rescue I contacted replied.
I wanted her back from the beginning and worked quietly for this.
I called in the Cavalry (mother in Law) who said she would work on him.
FIL did not want me to have her in case she escaped.
Pffft, my other 3 hadn't in the year that this dog yard had been built and Jess had been in it quite a few times while FIL was away at times.
Two weeks after they returned my husband just took her and brought her here.She had been crated for 14 days.
That was a few days ago.
She has slotted back in with her 2 litter mates and mother.
Pretty cleans her tonsils and still disciplines them all, lol.
I still have not stopped smiling.
She has the same wonderful temperament as the others.
Welcome back to your original home my Jessie.