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Travis T

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  • Birthday 01/07/1964

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  1. She is 32lbs and kind of skinny looking. I think she would be heavier if she wasn't going all the time. At the park I will send her out away from me and have her do stuff by hand signals. People come up and say what a great dog "I want to get one of those" And I think to myself they would never say that if they saw the other side of her. The crazy, neurotic, freaky bundle of energy she is. It's true owners do resemble their dogs so we get along well. Interesting about the mixed breed dogs. I just assumed the puppies would look like the parents. Shows how little I know.. The DNA testing place did have a disclaimer that said something like if your dog was not one of the breeds they are able to test for, they would report the closest match. And this may result in them reporting unlikely breeds for you dog.
  2. Laurae, Chihuahua?? A bit of a stretch But I guess if Emma can be a Chow, Sophie can be a Chihuahua. Thanks for the kind words everybody. I think she is really cute too... but I might be biased... I love the new rescue rule. So officially she is.... Kelpie \ Fox Terrier. ( I had to pick something nobody guessed for fun) But it is fun to watch peoples reaction when I tell them she is a Chow...
  3. Howdy, This is a picture of Emma. Every time we go anywhere I get ask "what kind of dog is that?". So just for grins I sent for a DNA test. At least I would have some answer other than "rescue mutt" I was pretty sure she had some herding or cattle dog in her because she does all the herding things. (head down slinking, giving me "the eye" if I don't throw the ball) She also looks a little like a Terrier and acts like a Terrier sometimes. She is really smart and a workaholic. She had never seen weave poles and one hour later all I have to do is point to the weave poles and tell her "go weave" and she does. So I get the results of the DNA test back and it says she has Fox Terrier in the mix. No surprise. But then it says her dominate breed is.... Get this.... Chow Chow!?!? That was the only two breeds listed on the certificate. Strange huh? Travis
  4. WOW!! I did not see the second picture. In the first one he really looked like a BC to me. Hopefully he finds a home whatever kind of dog he is. He is really cute.
  5. Look at this beautiful pup... Makes me cry http://www.facebook....&type=1 Hope the link works
  6. "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog." ~Sydney Jeanne Seward And also blessed is the dog that has earned your love. Thank you for being who you are...
  7. OK, this one is a little gross but not too bad... Yesterday Emma and Sirius were running around the backyard zooming from one end to the other when suddenly Emma came running in the house holding one paw up and yelping. I was thinking the worst when she ran up to me... So I picked her up carefully trying to calm her down because she was frantic!! Then I carefully looked at her "injured" paw.... She had stepped in poop and it was freaking her out . So we went back out to the backyard for a quick trip to the hose and her paw was good as new. I got a bunch of kisses and a wiggle butt little doggie. Then back to the zoomies with Sirius. I don't think my other dogs even notice things like that....
  8. Hi everyone. Thanks for all the great information on this forum. I have learned a lot. You have all been my best resource for figuring out my neurotic doggies I got my first Border Collie about ten years ago. There was a pet adoption at one of the local pet stores. They had a cute little black and white “Collie\Lab mix” puppy. My wife and I were dumb when it came to dogs. We didn’t “need” a dog, but there was a dog that “needed” a home. So with our hearts being bigger than our brains we adopted the puppy. He was a really good puppy but strange sometimes…. First thing we did was take him to a Vet to get checked out. On the phone they asked what kind of dog he was, I said Collie like Lassie. (Told you we were dumb about dogs) When I got to the Vet the receptionist said “Awww how cute a Border Collie”. Soon I figured out what a border collie is… His name is Sirius and is my wife’s heart dog. He is quirky and strange sometimes but we could not ask for a better dog. Our second dog is a Chocolate Lab named Lacey. We got her from a rescue when she was five years old. Another case of we don’t “need” another dog but she “needed” a understanding home. She has separation issues and is terrified of loud noises. She is now about the same age as Sirius, 10. She is a friendly happy girl who loves everyone. My third dog is Emma. We got her about two months ago from another rescue. This time we knew she was a BC. She is about nine months old now. I think she is a BC\JRT mix but not sure. When we got her she was really shy but is getting better every day. She is very smart and will do anything I ask her to. I don’t really train her I just ask her to do whatever I want her to do and she will do it. She knows about a dozen hand signals and will do them from across the field. It is a little crazy having three very active dogs in the suburbs but we do pretty well. Soon as Emma gets old enough we are going to sign up for Flyball or Agility classes. I don’t know what I could possibly contribute to this forum. You guys know much more than me. The only skill I have with dogs is dealing with mental issues. I guess because I have some issues too. Travis
  9. I am sorry for your loss. You and Lacee are in my thoughts.
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