In "Mystic Vale" a hidden, natural, gem just a tad south of the University of Victoria and unmarked on most area maps, "Holly" is sheparded by her master. Holly was a Christmas dog – hence the name. She is a cross between a Border Collie and an Unknown. While she does not like to swim, she is obsessive about rocks. In the creek that runs through the middle of Mystic Vale she worries one rock in particular - mouthing it out of the water, then pawing it back in. She can hold her breath underwater for an eternity as she coaxes the rock out of the water then back in. "I worry about the wear on her teeth" says her master.
Holly and her precious rock.