Wanting another Border Collie dog, I contacted a breeder in the area (one of the best in Australia for this particular dog breed) and she mentioned that she had an ex show dog she was looking to re-home. So together with my parents, we went out to take a look at him. Storm is almost 2 years old and in his prime but just wasn't cut out to be a full time show dog (his breeder said) because once in the ring he just stopped and wouldn't do anything. He loved the attention and the grooming beforehand but once out there, didn't want to have anything to do with it. He had also been used a few times as a stud but she knew he's be better off in a family environment.
He was happy and getting on well with his new surroundings - until one of the cats attacked him. He FREAKED! You couldn't get him to do anything, he sat there in a tight ball and wouldn't even look at us.
By the next morning, he was his happy self again despite being terrified of the cats. So we opted to give him a few more days and see how things progressed.