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Shannon RN

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  1. I cut a little flap in the side with an razor blade knife and slid my small vacuum tool in to empty it...this worked too! I really love this little gadget!
  2. This makes me horribly sad. These puppies/dogs do have a look of despair in their eyes. I am in Nashville (close to Portland)...if I ever hear anyone thinking about getting a puppy from him I will definitely set them straight.
  3. My Conner would not sit in the front seat. On a trip to Indiana I had the back seat down and loaded with suit cases and her crate etc. I put her in the front seat. For 30 minutes she whined and pawed at the back seat trying to move things. I knew I couldn't handle that for the entire 3 1/2 hour trip so the suitcase came up front and she went to the back...peace and quite the rest of the way. She also wouldn't go in the kitchen to save her life! I had to feed her in the dining room!
  4. It's pretty tightly put together...I'm thinking when mine gets full I may experiment and cut a hole in the top just big enough to get the skinny vacuum cleaner tool in! If that works I'll let you know!
  5. As I prepared for my trip to get my new boy Jet I was thinking "shedding border collie in a hotel room...what to do"? I was shopping for a new supply of tape lint removers when I came up on the Pledge Fabric Sweeper so I got a couple. I'm a happy girl! I got tufts of hair up off of the floor in the hotel room as well as hair off of a quilt at home without any effort or un peeling yet another tape roller. Thought that everyone with BC hair issues would like to know if they really work. They do!
  6. Thanks so much everyone! All of your info has been very helpful! Shannon
  7. Does anyone have any personal experience staying in a Kansas City hotel with a BC? I am adopting Caela's half brother, Jet, a 3 yr old male. My daughter who lives in Denver is meeting me at the half way point and we are staying one night in KC. He's a big boy - 50 lbs plus. I see that a lot of hotels have a 50 lb limit, surely they don't weigh them in! I haven't stayed in a hotel with a dog since I got Conner many years ago. If anyone has any recommendations , experiences good or bad, I sure would appreciate the information! I'd like this to be an easy transition for Jet!
  8. My friend from whom I got Caela and Conner has a beautiful very sweet blonde BC named Lynn. She too has issues with licking. My friend's father was visiting and made a statement something to the effect that ...Lynne just can't "hold her licker"! Conner was a licker too...I sure do miss it. "
  9. What a lovely tribute. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your sweet girl.
  10. Thank you Diane, I laugh when I watch that video too! We started the laser before I knew better (now understand it may not be a great toy for a BC due to obsessive issues) but for us it was great fun. She loved her light. I have a new puppy now who is a dear but Conner will always be my most special girl.
  11. What a sweet face! Congrats on your new addition!
  12. We did it! Caela and I survived flying from Denver to Nashville, (with a stop in Dallas) neither one of us any worse for the wear. She cried once for a minute and it was my fault, I was worried that she hadn’t moved for a while so I stuck my hand in the carrier to make sure she was breathing and she started up! (It’s the nurse in me.) No one knew there was a puppy on the plane until then! The second leg of the trip she was quite the entire time. Things I learned: Let sleeping puppies lie. Get a large carrier. She only weighed 12.2 lbs but the carrier on wheels that I got
  13. Yes I really wanted a rough coat. The owner of her mommy who has had border collies for years and is a behaviorist specializing in BCs said that knowing me that she was the one for me. He goes more by personality than looks so I am trusting him. After all he gave me Conner and that was match made in heaven. When I get her up and running I am definitely going to get her a brother or a sister and and would like to get a rescue. I feel a bit guilty getting a puppy when there are so many that need people. I was Conner's third owner (the first owner kept her in a cage for the first year and
  14. I'm pretty sure she is, her mom is a smooth coat.
  15. It's official, I have a new baby (in 4 weeks anyway). My daughter visited my friend in Denver and confirmed that she is the one for me!!! Her nature: sweet, cuddly, "girly" and very friendly! I'm so so HAPPY!
  16. It's between these two...the little girl...As described by the current owner:"is the sweetest, easiest, and will be a no hassle puppy for the most part...she is also a protector/defender...the most snuggly, very feminine...probably smooth coat " Potential names? Kala - "black and white" Bella - "beautiful" Luci "Light" Skye And the little boy...As described by the current owner:""fun, outgoing, VIGOROUS, and noisy...likes to chew on your clothes or hands, loves to lick skin...blue eyes...a real looker probably rough coat" Potential names? Beau "beautiful" K
  17. No decision yet...waiting to see what their personalities are!
  18. Wow...so sorry for the bad suggestion. I didn't have any of these other issues with Conner and never thought about any of them. It was just a game for us that was over when I put the light away. What made me think post to this thread was that I had an ACL replacement and during my recovery used the pointer when my mobility was limited. Thanks for setting me straight.
  19. Conner loved her laser pointer...she'd play until she couldn't play any more...wore her out!!!...great exercise for her and not much movement for me after I'd worked a long shift! I would run her up and down the hall before I put in the hardwood floors...after I put in the floors she would only play on the rug. There is a link to a video of her below. Feel better!!!
  20. New pictures tomorrow...here are the last ones I recieved! Just got a note that they opened their eyes today!!!
  21. The man that gave me Conner 10 years ago emailed me just a few weeks after I lost Conner...his BC had puppies and I get first pick! I am flying to Denver mid October for my new baby. A house just isn't a home without a border collie! For now it is just Charlotte my Aussie and me. You know...for me it was so fast. Conner was acting fine on Sunday and then Wednesday she was on deaths door. It's so hard to process how something like this could happen so quickly. All we can do is make their lives as wonderful as we can for as long as we can and in return we get the same from them. My
  22. So nice to hear that. I'm so excited both for the new puppy and the flying with a puppy experience! Thanks so much for the reassurance!
  23. Your story sounds just like mine. I am so sorry for your loss. Katie was a beautiful girl. I too blame myself for not realizing Conner's leukemia. It's so hard to watch our dear ones suffer. You did the kindest thing for her by ending her suffering...I knew when I looked in Conner's eyes those last days that it was the right thing to do...I'm sure you did too. My thoughts are with you. I've saved this cartoon for over ten years. Thank you to whom ever is responsible. (I'm thinking there may be laser pointers, soccer balls, and frisbees too!)
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