Ballymore Farm is a small Farm on the Northwest Coast of Co. Donegal, Ireland. I was raised there with my eight siblings, five brothers and three sisters. My Late Father Thomas instilled a great respect for animals in all of us. Dogs especially were always a large part of our lives growing up, as they made our lives much easier working with sheep.
I remember my father mixing different meals for our dogs every evening, usually left over potato and meat scraps. How things have changed over the years! One dog in particular will always stand out in my families’ memory, Fly. She was a special dog for many reasons, the main one was her exceptional ability of working sheep which was invaluable to my Father.
She wasn’t born from any great line of working dogs and was actually given to my Father by a neighbour. Her bright intelligence made her a great companion and Fly would usually be found lying in front of the Fire most evenings.
When my Father was given the terrible news that he had pancreatic cancer, Fly stayed at his side constantly keeping him company as only a dog can. When he passed away she lost heart for working. After a year and half she started to join my brother again herding sheep before her death in 2011. Fly along with my Father was a big influence on my part in developing an affordable, high quality dog food, suitable for the dogs that mean so much in our lives.
Andrew Montgomery | Managing Director.