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Old 12-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #161
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This doesn't surprise me at all! LOL! BC owners are easily as crazy as their dogs.
But of course, there's this way of keeping your border collie entertained:
FoxNews.com - World's Smartest Dog Knows More Than 1,000 Words
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This doesn't surprise me at all! LOL! BC owners are easily as crazy as their dogs.
But of course, there's this way of keeping your border collie entertained:
FoxNews.com - World's Smartest Dog Knows More Than 1,000 Words
A cow*rker once told me a neighbor's BC herded all the children up under the deck.
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When I was a kid a neighbor about a half mile away had what I think today was a border collie. In those days they were just called dogs. Anyway, us little kids were kind of scared of him as he would chase us around, nipping at our ankles but never biting, driving up all into our yard. Now I think that he was trying to herd us.
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A cow*rker once told me a neighbor's BC herded all the children up under the deck.
That hit me funny... Martha probably wasn't laughing when it happened to her tho. But, the picture in my head of herded kids under a deck being circled by a border collie tickled my funny bone.
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Here's my first foster cat that I now decided to keep. I guess that is no surprise. She was at the vet's for about 2 months before I brought her home. The lady who found her was allergic to cats. She apparently was in bad shape. She's about 4 and fat! She's a Siamese/tabby mix


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Here's my first foster cat that I now decided to keep. I guess that is no surprise. She was at the vet's for about 2 months before I brought her home. The lady who found her was allergic to cats. She apparently was in bad shape. She's about 4 and fat! She's a Siamese/tabby mix


She's a pretty girl, thank you for giving her a home.
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Here's my first foster cat that I now decided to keep. I guess that is no surprise. She was at the vet's for about 2 months before I brought her home. The lady who found her was allergic to cats. She apparently was in bad shape. She's about 4 and fat! She's a Siamese/tabby mix
Lucky little girl
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:02 AM   #168
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One of "The Dog Whisperer" episodes on the National Geographic channel featured some outfit in California that maintains a herd of sheep for herding therapy for border collies and like breeds.
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This gave me a chuckle. I thought other cat owners might enjoy it.

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This gave me a chuckle. I thought other cat owners might enjoy it.
Yikes! My cat stood up and paid attention to this.
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Lucky you, that you only have 1.
Not quite- we've seen them in groups of 5-10; but this guy was by himself- he's one of the the biggest we've seen.
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Several years ago a pack of three Javelinas attacked my old lab in our back yard. Cut her up really badly and cost me $600 in vet bills. I got one of them with a 22 pistol (it was dark and the fact I hit one was nothing but luck). The remaining two came back a few weeks later and tried it again, but this time I was ready for them with a 12-gauge.
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Several years ago a pack of three Javelinas attacked my old lab in our back yard. Cut her up really badly and cost me $600 in vet bills. I got one of them with a 22 pistol (it was dark and the fact I hit one was nothing but luck). The remaining two came back a few weeks later and tried it again, but this time I was ready for them with a 12-gauge.
But they're so cute! Just look at Westernskies' photo, and ask yourself, "Could I shoot this sweet little creature dead?" He looks adorable, like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Looking at that photo, it's impossible to imagine one attacking a dog. I could imagine a toddler hugging it in the parlor.

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But they're so cute! Just look at Westernskies' photo, and ask yourself, "Could I shoot this sweet little creature dead?" He looks adorable, like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Looking at that photo, it's impossible to imagine one attacking a dog.

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The do look cute, don't they?

What you aren't seeing are the tusks in their jaws (taxidermy photos below). They used these to rip and tear the underbelly of my poor dog - the vet counted 11 puncture wounds, some three inches across.
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The do look cute, don't they?

What you aren't seeing are the tusks in their lower jaws (taxidermy photos below). They used these to rip and tear the underbelly of my poor dog - the vet counted 11 puncture wounds, some three inches across.
Your poor dog. She's lucky to have survived the attack. She's even more lucky to have you looking out for her.
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Several years ago a pack of three Javelinas attacked my old lab in our back yard. Cut her up really badly and cost me $600 in vet bills. I got one of them with a 22 pistol (it was dark and the fact I hit one was nothing but luck). The remaining two came back a few weeks later and tried it again, but this time I was ready for them with a 12-gauge.

Who's the other guy?
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Several years ago a pack of three Javelinas attacked my old lab in our back yard. Cut her up really badly and cost me $600 in vet bills. I got one of them with a 22 pistol (it was dark and the fact I hit one was nothing but luck). The remaining two came back a few weeks later and tried it again, but this time I was ready for them with a 12-gauge.
Were they tasty?
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