Sasha's Mom Posted August 8, 2007 Report Share Posted August 8, 2007 Hi all, Sorry about the long post. Just need to get it out, I guess. First, some background. I used to post here when it was at the old board... and my Sasha was a puppy (oh, 4+ years ago). In the last 3 years, the pack has been unchanged, and is a happy little bunch. There's Nikolai, the grumpy 10 year old boss GSD, Sassy, a 5 year old somewhat needy lab/setter mix, and of course, the Wigglebutt herself, Sasha. She's a mix, thankfully, so I've never been exposed to "Cat-5 Border Collie Strength" as it were. And there are a couple of cats too. So life has been good, I have a bit more time away from work, and wouldn't you know it, but I'm reading the rescue pages. Lots of them. And visiting shelter websites. And worrying about some dog I've never met that's 8 states away. I'm a runner as well, and in the Florida heat, I have to be very careful about dogs and overheating, so they run in shifts... and I'm running out of running partners by the time I get to 8-9 miles. Aside from possibly needing a psychiatric evaluation, I was wondering: Did any of you make a conscious decision to add more once you reached a decent "pack," or did it just happen? Dog #1 (Nik) was "planned," Sasha (Dog #2) was an accident as it were, and Dog #3 (Sassy) was also an accident. By accident, I mean somehow the dog found us, whether it was being dumped as a puppy or neglected and relinquished by a neighbor. Also, how did you get into rescue? I don't have time or energy to do it all myself, but I'd be more than happy to support an existing rescue. I submitted a foster application to one of our local non-breed specific rescues, but haven't heard anything back. I thought that fostering might be the best way to start, but I'm trying to get up the nerve to email the local-ish BC rescue. Oh, and I don't have sheep, but I do run, and have a nice big (6' fenced) backyard. Thinking about dog sports, but I work really weird hours and can't commit to any sort of regular meeting schedule. In another year, I'll finally be done with my training and my schedule opens up a little more (still nights, weekends and holidays, though.) Thoughts? I suppose I should be glad I'm getting Border Collie urges and not human baby urges. Danielle Oh, and since no BC thread is worth much without pics, here's my girl after a nice long run, a splash in the kiddie pool and a roll in the dirt. Repeated a few times. There really is some white under there - you just can't see it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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