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  1. I'm wondering if she's asking "after" the fact because of something she might be seeing in the pup.
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    Time and every now and then someone to listen and blubber with --- like here. Thanks everyone.
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    I know you never really "get over" them. The loss of her daddy, Pete, who is in my avatar was another stunner. With Flick, it's as though she died yesterday, that sometimes she still feels so close that I can touch her. Each dog takes with it something unique, but they also leave something behind that's uniquely themselves. It's just harder with some than others, isn't it. So, life goes on and you go on doing what life demands and you never forget them. Thank you.
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    "There are others, this much is true, but they are they. They aren't you" I go to the door to let the dogs out - or in. When they are, I still stand there holding the door open for the one who isn't there, the one I wish like h-ll would be, should be. Today, I said "C'mon Flick" and gave myself a mental dope slap. 2 yrs ago today, Flick died. That spot on the bed that was hers --- it's empty, but damn, it feels like she's still there. Every now and then, when I'm sitting at the computer, like now, or in the recliner, watching TV, I'll start, thinking there is a dog, namely
  5. WHAT? SILENCE? WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID??? I'll say it again if you want me to! WINDBAG! BLOWHARD! HOT AIR! There's more where that came from too! ;0))) (just found it funny that dialogue came to an end after my post, that's all.) ETA: make that 3 litters to date. His business must be slow. A budding BYB?
  6. Giving this fool as little bandwidth as possible --- a couple of years ago there was a troll who came on here by the name of "Destructo". He is the author of that article and has a blog. He was even quoted as some sort of border collie expert in a Dog World Magazine (?) article last year, where some members of this board were given a lot of space (and then you see this windbag's name). To prove us all wrong he bred a litter of pups (one that I know of) --- one parent was from conformation lines, one from working lines. This he did to prove us all wrong. I'm sure he took great care in
  7. I feel for you. That's the hardest thing --- to put down an otherwise healthy dog, but you did right by Nymh. It takes guts although I know your heart is breaking. I felt the same way with Sam. He died in loving arms, and at least with that, you can live.
  8. I agree that 1. this is well written and should be read by every clueless person who owns a dog, 2. that it should be posted in dog parks where many clueless people gather. What you wrote packs a punch. Well done. Now if only it works.
  9. Oh no. I'm so sorry. Rest in Peace, Maggie.
  10. I think you're giving Breve the greatest kindness of all, by releasing her from a life where she will never be happy, through no fault of her own or yours. Reading through your post, you've done all you could and now are about to fulfill your final responsibility to her. She's lucky to have had you. Not everyone would help a tortured soul pass from this life into the next with dignity and love. My thoughts are with you and Breve.
  11. This sounds like my Tam. He will be 14 in October and for the last year - 1 1/2 yrs., he's been nearly entirely deaf. In his younger days, when he was worked a lot on sheep, he got the reputation of being a hard-headed dog, a label given to him by clinicians, and he indeed was a tough dog for me, still a novice at the time. Since he's been almost entirely deaf for the last couple of years, as an old dog, I did begin to think about whether or not he might have been erroneously labled "hard headed", that maybe in fact, he had some hearing loss. I heard his sire was considered a hard head, w
  12. I looked for it at TS yesterday and couldn't find it. :0(((
  13. P&G --- not a good sign of their assurances of quality for their latest buyout of Evo and other decent food. http://www.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/h...ll_message.html
  14. In the Archived Thread section is a thread "does he live or does he die". This thread is about Sam, a rescue dog I had who, for a minute, I considered adopting out, but never did and thank goodness. I don't know what was wrong with Sam. He was an incredibly smart dog. The post script to his story is that it's been 2 yrs. that I had him euthanized --- that, after 2 years of working with him. I would have kept him had he continued to be predictable, but two years ago, a routine interaction with him put me in the hospital and as I type this, I'm reminded of the plate and 3 screws I have in m
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    I'm so sorry Jodi. Don't fight the pain. It's at it's worst now and time and memories will ease it, but right now feel it, because it's for your heart dog. It's a pain none of us want to have to go through, but when you love a dog so much, it's part of the package. Thinking of you.
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    Skip had heart. I'm so sorry for your loss, but it was destiny that your paths crossed. Good farm dog but his job here was done. You were so lucky to have had a dog like him in your life, and he to have had you in his life. Rest gently, Skip.
  17. Ah, it was worth a try, wasn't it. Geographic sense. Only a state of mind. :0))))))
  18. I've got the perfect boy for you here, in Hooterville. Fletcher is about 4 yrs. old, knows that females rule. :0)))
  19. Years ago, I considered myself part of the "fancy". It was in my pre-border collie days and h-ll, that's all I knew. All I knew changed with Pete though, my first border collie and a whole new world opened up before me. Because of Pete, I began the separation from the "fancy" and, not only border collies, but all dogs, I began to see in a whole new light. Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy lands in Oz, opens the door and the world before her is in color. Pete opened that door for me. I'm sure Pete's & my story isn't unique. That world in color makes a whole lot mo
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