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Old 09-14-2016, 12:43 PM   #1421
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Never met an animal yet that didn't know what a couch was for!
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Never met an animal yet that didn't know what a couch was for!
Or a bed!
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Robbie, the dog on the couch on the right looks just like my huskie/shephard mix and he is the sweetest dog ever. Is that dog the same kind? Both babies look very happy)
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Terry, we didn't do a DNA on Juno (the Husky) but we think she is almost pure Siberian Husky. Lucy is 50% AmStaff, 25% Greyhound and 25% Rottweiler. I'm going to get a "doggy DNA" test for her and we'll find out.
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Even our little pooch has taken over the couch:

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Robbie: we have not done the dNA either but the rescue where my son got the dog thought he was half/half but looks just like your Juno. Your other dog is adorable too. WE have 3 maltese and needed another dog like a hole in the head. "I say kids-the gift that keeps on taking)" After having the big guy now we adore him and would never give him back.
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Here's a good one for the dog DNA guessers...Biscuit is about 20 lbs, so I call her a giant Pomeranian.
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Here's a good one for the dog DNA guessers...Biscuit is about 20 lbs, so I call her a giant Pomeranian.
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Looks like there's some Papillon in there?
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Nemo, you are right--she does have the ears and the silky coat of a Papillon, to my mind, but she's so much bigger than any I've seen.
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Sitting on the bench adjacent to a beach shower, DW ran the water so that the Monk parakeets could come and drink at our feet.

Pic's not so great since they moved around a lot, but we enjoyed the experience, and they appreciated the water:

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Rhys (aka: "Booger") and Cobot.



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Nice dogs!!
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Nice dogs!!

Thanks. Cabot is a bit of a celebrity. If you Google "Border Collies 101" he is in the thumbnail. He has 3 seconds of fame in the Animal Planet show, they filmed most of it at a breeders home that we adopted him from when he was 2. He is 9 now.

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Love Borders! Mine, (now sadly departed), was one of the zillions of offspring from Wiston Cap, (had a couple/three other champions in the mix too)......he was a big Border, 70 lbs, no fat, and I used to tell people he could file our tax returns.

I sure miss him.......enjoy your guys while you can.
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My last dog was a border collie mix, she was a good girl and lived to 14.



I think I lasted a whole 5 months before I went to the shelter and adopted Lucy.
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Borders are the best. We've had 3. Rhys (the other one pictured above) was listed on a rescue site (we have always adopted/rescued our dogs as opposed to buying from breeders) as a Border, probably based on her coloring. She was picked up off the street in Arkansas. We had her maybe 24 hours and remarked "Nope. No Border in this one.'. But she's a goofy little dog and has fit in to out family fine. Wow, 70lbs is big for a Border. Cabot is around 48, in great shape for his age and still "gets air" catching frisbees.
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Here's a pic of mine, from post #518 of this thread.



He was big, un-neutered, (we bred him a couple times), and easy going.....never once started a fight...although he ended a few.
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I think I lasted a whole 5 months before I went to the shelter and adopted Lucy.
Yep. We have always liked to have 2, separated by 5-7 years. We have gotten 14-16 years out of our Borders. When we lost our second years ago after buying a new house my DW said "I think I can do without the fur..." She lasted not 3 months and said "I just can't come home and not see wagging tails anymore....."

I know our two will enjoy the additional human time when I ER at the end of the year. They are both great hikers and love the outdoors....

One of my favorite sayings is "God, please let me be the person my dog thinks I am."
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Yes, I truly believe that once you have lived with dogs, you are forever committed to living with dogs.

The pain of their passing is intense but it lessens and the pain of not having a dog increases until you just hop in the car and go to the shelter to save another one (as well as yourself) for as we all know;

Who rescued who?
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True. I think you are either a dog person or you're not. And the last thing I ever want to do is try to convince someone who is not, to adopt one. But I know very, very few people who have had dogs in the past who don't still do. My wife and I call them our "fur kids" now...
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