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  1. 's a video of a FB friend's SAR BC, Púki, finding sheep that were buried by a devastating snowstorm in Iceland three weeks prior. A shorter "news" version is here, but you don't get to hear quite as much Icelandic spoken! Susan
  2. Give the OP's sign-in name, I had to post this photo of Pippin on a Saturday morning:
  3. You know, I read it all the way through several times, and really hesitate to call it thoughtful. Well-written, yes. It is driven by a single point of view, exemplified by the title "No Pet For You. Want to adopt a dog or cat? Prepare for an inquisition at the animal rescue." Yoffe is very consistent, offering endless support for that perspective. The author notes that in recent years "new organizations take potentially adoptable pets out of the shelters and foster them, usually in private homes, until the right owner comes along. ... Groups like these have high standards for who gets
  4. Well, this quote from the writer seems a fair indication of the article's value: "Fed up, we decided to buy a puppy and found a lovely breeder, and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily, has made us all ecstatic." Jon Katz writes for Slate. Quite some standard they have there.
  5. you know, I've always wondered about pork. I haven't seen it in commercial dry or canned food, and figured there was some reason. Raw pork has a fixed trichinosis connection for me. Pig's ears and feet are the only pork treats I've seen - and I've steered away from those, too animate! Susan
  6. In the past few years the All-Around Stockdog (and handler) has a write-up and photo in "Working Border Collie" magazine (the sponsor of the award I think). Recent winning handlers' names that I can think of offhand are Wendy Schmaltz, Ian Zoerb, Lana Rowley and Laura Hicks.
  7. Great to hear from you! Glad that Black Jack and Teebo are buds. Susan
  8. Thanks, everyone. I understated when I said I'm cautious about electricity, so I appreciate your perspective, Julie! If I were to extend the hose, and it froze despite best efforts, could I just switch it out with another hose? And, with an extension cord I assume we'd hang it so it wouldn't be walked on by the sheep? Solar heated stock tank looks like next summer's project! Susan
  9. We're still figuring out our winter watering situation for our flock of 15 sheep. (Breaking ice will get old fast!). Hoping you all could weigh in with your thoughts... The stock tank is currently right next to the water source - a 4 foot hose from the spigot can fill it. But it is 70 feet from electricity, so we'd need a 100 ft extension cord for the heater. The other option is to place the tank next to the barn, nearer to the electricity source (much shorter extension cord) but then we'd need to extend the hose 40-50 feet for the water and hang it so it doesn't freeze. I'm a bit caut
  10. I agree! Would love to see more photos. She appears to be marked much like my Rafe, though he doesn't have her cute ears! Hope you found a good place to board her. Susan
  11. Yes, and yes. Usually good centerfolds too. Susan
  12. Well you do get knocked for each command / redirect on the outrun, you got that part right!
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