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  1. Kris I am so sorry for your loss. You were a good human to Jazz, and I am sure he never regretted adopting you. I know nothing said can ease your pai,n just take comfort in the rest of the pack. It is so true when they leave us they take a part with them. Sending [[[hugs]]] from my crew to you. Foos
  2. Wow there is a lot I want to say. I will keep it to a minimum. (hopefully) First the dogs, I would personally applied the alpha'tude. A paper bag or something in hand and my inner monster's voice, would have applied my rule! This sounds harsh but i had a rescue and my pet that were doing that same thing. Nothing worked until i got fed up and chased towards them with a Wal-mart bag in hand screaming profanities! The fighting never completely stopped but they were no longer out for blood. If i said "quit it" they would after that. (Some dogs just can't get along though and for that i would be at a loss also) Second the pound, You need to go down there and demand your property back. Go as far as speaking with everybody in the chain. Be forceful in implying they seized your property without your consent. You are being scammed by the county, you should make a point of that to everyone. (They are profiting off of your misfortune) Your dog did not bite you, you got bit for placing your hands into a dog fight. We've all did it or something as ill thought out, no shame in that. You need to explain to all of them that, and you can "observe" your dogs at home. (they are current on shots) I wish you good luck in finding a good home, until then I would just make sure they know fighting isn't acceptable behavior. Get down to the pound and stand up against them. They rely on the inaction of residents for easy money. Call them PIRATES and demand your property be returned with and apology. I cannot stress this enough, be a pain in their back side until you get your dogs back.
  3. Does the world really need another mini any breed? Some people really do deserve a boot in the @$%!
  4. Sending Mojo from M.O. Whether it is the cause or not, I'd ditch that ball.
  5. I hope you didn't type that in front of the dogs! I'd have to add appreciating nature for what it is into this equation. Something about the natural world always makes me feel grateful to be alive.
  6. Conformation IMHO is just a beauty pageant for dogs and their misguided owners. I look at it like this, I own this flashy tool that is claimed to be "top of the line". It looks real nice and seems sturdy, but when I look closer it is just flash. It wasn't built for it's intended use, but marketed as such. This is what the AKC is doing, and the reason alot of "working" people despise them, and the rescue folks dread them. They offer nothing to the dogs besides a standard "look" and a increase in popularity. This is just how I see it tho. Foos
  7. Welcome a board! You've found (IMHO) the best BC forums on the intra-webz! You can find every type of BC person here. We may not always agree, but you can rest assured everyone wants what is best for your pup. I am no expert... heck i am barely a novice in BC related topics! But i know for a fact that you can do both agility and stock work with a dog. I knew of a frisbee dog who also enjoyed agility and stock work, was he the best at all of them? lol umm no, He was a good agility dog, great frisbee dog, and a train wreck with stock! Only BC i ever saw run from a lil itty bitty lamb. But you can see the happiness displayed as he worked. (stock) I think you should at least give it a go, been plenty of folks here who discovered the joys of shepherding. Plus the relationship you will build with your dog is priceless. If it isn't for you, no need to feel guilty about it. I, myself just didn't have the patience for it. Although I do plan to try again someday. Zag and Syd loved it, Syd was actually pretty good at it. I learned out of it all, I suck at handling, but I am a good pet owner... and i am ok with that. Please do be careful with her (as a pup) being out in the field. Those horses and lamas could harm her badly. Now it is my duty to inform you of "The People's Border Collie Gallery". It is a great place to show off your BC *hint* If you have some pictures, some of us would love a look see. *hint hint* Grats on the lil fluff ball and again welcome!
  8. I am gonna state the obvious here. Have you had a behaviorist work with him? I mean $2k in a dog might as well try everything before you give up on him. With Hope I had several bad placements. She was returned every time a little screwier then when she left. Her and Zag could no longer be left alone together. I figured with just over a grand into her, I couldn't just give up on her. (Although I did think it over a few times) Over some time we worked through the stranger dangers and I'm a basket cases. Other then Zags inability to tolerate her she was better then ever. I wasn't even trying to place her when her "perfect" home came into play. What I am trying to say is maybe some outside help is needed to correct his bad behavior? You may have already done that tho. I hate to say this but some dogs are beyond help. If this is the case, you are actually doing the dog a favor IMO. Just try every route before coming to that.
  9. Oh man this is great news! Give Dally a pat on the head from Foos! I am so relieved that this all ended happily. WoOt!
  10. Poor baby Give her some extra lovings from the Fooster. Tooth pains are the worse!
  11. Thanks for all the kind words everyone, and yes i am truly blessed. Well I have to get ready for work. Ugh! Why'd couldn't I be rich instead of so darned good lookin?
  12. Were to start? I lost my job 06/07 due to the beginning of the housing crash and bad management of the new owners, spent over a year trying to find work. (well the summer i milked the savings acct. and goofed off ) I found a crappy security job which i am still at. I found someone crazy enough to put up with me. We met playing World of Warcraft like 5 years ago. She thought I was a S.O.B. and I just thought she was a B! She was in my family's guild and friends with my cousin. Funny how it all worked out, A couple of years butting heads then somehow we fell for each other. To be honest I am a lucky S.O.B to have her in my life. It's like a fell into a pile of dung and came out smelling of roses! Last April these were my birthday presents from her! Alexia and McKenzie became the newest members of the pack. I never knew how much happiness a couple of flesh balls could bring you. They have made life way sweeter then I could have ever imagined! After a malfunction a few months later we got news that... Liberty Faith is due May 29th 2010! I am now gonna be living with 4 female humans vs. me!! Counting Zag and Sydney its 5 vs. 2! We are toast! No more action films for us just princesses and unicorns from now on! Send help boys! And now for something BC related! Remember Hope? Well after 3 years I finally found her a perfect home. Yeah yeah I know you thought I was keeping her... Well I thought so too! We went to a co-workers house one day in October to see some red brick she had. Hope and Patty seemed to hit it off instantly. (I think the doggy treats did it) Well when I went to leave, Hope wouldn't come to me and when she finally did, she just stared out the back window whimpering. I mentioned Hope was a rescue and explained the condition she was in when i pulled her. A few days later Patty's DH (also a co worker) asked if they could maybe bring Hope home for a few days and see how it felt? That weekend I pulled into their driveway with an excited Hope. It was like she remembered where she was. As soon as she saw Patty, Hope's tail wagged like crazy! Slapping me senseless. Needless to say Hope never returned here. Although the DH isn't a big fan of Hope's antics. (he has a great pyrenees. He is the mellowest dog ever!) Patty and Hope seem made for each other. So here I am returning to the BC boards to escape the oppression of the DW and Kids! And that my friends is it in a nut shell. You will be seeing more of me so BEWARE!! Foos
  13. While at home no, (small town, fenced yard) out yes.
  14. This is good news... now come on Dally and lets make it even better.
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