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6/24/14 12:14 P

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It's nice that they're starting to get along. I have a Russian Blue cat, Henry, who rules the roost here even though the dog has 45 pounds on him. The little feral cat that I also have gets along great with the dog. They're both sweet females while Henry is just Henry.

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6/24/14 11:48 A

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Lobo, our Aussie / BC mix, has started interacting with the cat a bit more now. I think we've had the cat 2 years now? We got him as a baby and he's psycho, seriously. Anyways, Lobo has wanted nothing to do with Jester since day 1. He'd completely ignore Jester as if he didn't see him then he didn't exist. He'd growl at him if he got anywhere near him and gradually the distance for growling decreased. Well now we're to the point where Jester thinks it's safe to try and attack Lobo. Well, almost attacks him. I think we've come a long way. Lobo still ignore him for the most part, but if Jester runs by him now he will at least watch him. I'm still not sure what's going to happen when Jester finally musters up the courage to actually land on Lobo. But it really is funny to watch them interact. On the other hand, Jester and our other dog, Cora, get along like best buds. They even sleep in the same bed together half the time. emoticon emoticon

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5/19/14 10:22 A

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I think B.C. are way too smart for their current life style. Even with trips to stores, the post office, doggy day care, pooch park, dog beach, she'd be happier herding sheep or some other animal (chickens, even) than the stuff she does daily. But I wouldn't have another kind of dog. I'm hooked.

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5/19/14 4:58 A

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Funny!

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5/18/14 8:25 P

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Our fur-babies keep us entertained, that's for sure!! emoticon



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5/18/14 12:02 P

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I was watching downloads from Lilah's doggy daycare and saw a segment with her and several other dogs. Oh goody, I thought, she's playing but as I watched it became apparent that she was determinately herding the other dogs out of the room. When they were gone, she plopped down to relax. I'm sure she thought "another job well done!" She really bewilders me sometimes.

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4/29/14 7:30 P

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Funny, but no so funny
Sarge was naughtyYesterday morning. We took Henley to the Vet for a re-check. Sarge decided we were neglecting him, and was going to teach us a lesson. (he rarely does this) Sarge got into the trash can, and we came home to a mess. He looked so guilty hehe.


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4/12/14 11:44 P

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Henley the Hound gave the mail man a kiss

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3/31/14 3:13 A

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Dogs keep better schedules then some humans lol
Lilah sounds like a doll!

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3/30/14 11:41 A

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Lilah keeps me on track: breakfast, walk, lunch at 11:30, walk, nap, then the pacing as she waits for the rest of the herd to get home. Dinner at 5:15. No fighting among the cats and she has to fend off that pesky mailman who dares to push papers through the mail slot. At night, a treat and then she rests. It's exhausting keeping to her schedule but she's relentless Whatever would I do without her in my life?.

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3/28/14 2:25 A

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Oreo is so funny...Dennis put in new rose bushes, and Munchie seems to think he needs to water them. So Dennis put up brick liners to discourage him. So far so good, but I keep my eye on him lol.

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3/27/14 7:25 P

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Poor Henley!!

The other night we were watching a movie and it only had a few minutes left to go and Oreo scratched to be let in, being the end of the movie, we didn't want to pause, it was just at that point for everything to come together so we left her outside. Soon enough she started barking to be let in but we still left her out. Once the movie was done I let her in and boy oh boy did she give me a dirty look and walked right past me to the bedroom. It was only a few minutes but the look on her face said it was forever!!

She actually gave me that dirty look before. She was sleeping in the living room and I left to get ready to bed. When she woke up, she was alone. She walked by the bathroom and gave me that dirty look, lol. I wake her up now and say "let's go nite nite" emoticon

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It's always safer in the yard lol
I walked into the house today, and Henley was laying on the couch. I have never seen such a bored look on a dogs face, but he one.

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That's funny!! While in the yard, Oreo will chase them up and down the fence but while on our morning walk, if one goes by, she ignores it. I'll never understand but I'm so glad she don't try to chase cars (or trash trucks or UPS or FedEx or the mail man) outside the yard.

She don't like dirt bikes and tries to attack them though emoticon

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Henley is deathly afraid of the trash trucks lol. How they differ!

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I've noticed with Oreo that she can't eat chicken. Over the summer she was itching a lot and actually scratched herself raw on the side of her face, poor baby :-( I had been giving her chicken jerky treats (some I made and some I bought that were made in the USA) and that ended up being the culprit. I have also noticed that sometimes canned food causes her digestive problems. I'll eventually start making her wet food too.

Right now Oreo is chasing the trash trucks up and down the fence. How dare they be on HER street, lol.

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1/6/14 12:42 P

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I don't know if it's something in the canning that doesn't agree with her but I'm happy that she's better and that Hound is better too.
We're sort of stuck at home today. Bitterly cold, the coldest and snowiest winter in a very long time. Lilah is quite disgruntled because she's used to long walks. It's too cold for that and the snow is heaped up in mountains along the street making it impossible to go anywhere but up and down my sidewalk. I love it though. My dog would like it better if she could run free through the snow.
People are cross country skiing along my street.

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Lilah is so cute. I'm glad her tummy has calmed down. My Hound has food allergies, so we have to do the cooking to add to his dry as well.

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Hi everyone, It's been a while since I posted anything. Since I retired and am home more, I've noticed how much Lilah understands. It's truly amazing but the best news is that, after a lifetime of digestive problems, she's finally free of them. I now cook her wet food (previously canned) and add it to her limited ingredient dry food. I found out that chicken is a no go but she enjoys bison, beef, lamb and sometimes turkey also eggs and farmer's cheese. She used to drink a lot of water, I think because her tummy didn't feel well but now she doesn't do that. I read that Border Collies are prone to digestive problems that increase with age. I'm just so thankful that she feels better but it took a late night run to the emergency vet because she was really sick to force me to research her condition thoroughly.

Lilah has them all trained at the doggy day care. She has the run of the place and even demands to be allowed in the bathroom with staff and they take her. I told them she isn't allowed everywhere at home. It's hard to believe. They said she vocalizes loudly (not barking) when she wants something until she gets it. I'm crazy about her. No one wanted her when her foster family took her to Petsmart because she barked very loudly at everyone plus she was wild. I think she knew they weren't right for her. My girl!

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OMG lol...

Henley was about a year old when he had his first snow here. He tipped toed around a bit. Just couldn't figure out what the white stuff was. Sarge and Alice ran out running around each other in joy, as they knew what snow was. Then Henley relaxed and joined in the fun.

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That's cute!! I wish Oreo would do that for me while I'm weeding the garden, lol.

I had Christmas Eve here with family and after everyone had left, it was past her (and my) bedtime, but I needed to clean up a bit. Well, Oreo was having no part of that. She jumped into bed, pulled the blankets down on my side of the bed and started barking for me emoticon When I looked in at her, she was laying on my pillow too!!

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Oreo is always on the go. Perfect dog for you guys.
Alice was a year old. Dennis went out in back to dig up the garden because everything had dried up during the winter. Alice sat and watched him. Then she went over to a plant, dug it up, and took it back to Dennis. She repeated this a few times. She is so smart!

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Awwwww, poor Henley!

While Mike & I were getting ready for a hike (getting our packs together & putting them on) Oreo kept rushing us to hurry up, let's go!! She even started to leave without us at one point emoticon

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Henley was on the couch resting. The other dogs wanted to go outside. They bolted out the doggy door, and poor Henley was to tired to get up. He laid on the couch and howled. He does this off and on. Just to tired to get moving, but he knows the others are outside having fun.

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On our morning walks, we have two different routes we take. One stays on the road and the other takes off into the mountains and dirt. Well, Oreo likes the mountain and once she gets close to the turn, she starts pulling hard to go "that way". I have to laugh because I feel like she's walking me at that point. emoticon emoticon

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My Bongo Boi always has to try to have 2 toys at once. He will have one in his mouth and paw at the kong trying to get THAT one too... Goofy boy!

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I finally taught Oreo how to "smile". It's so funny, when she wants a treat or when we're getting ready to walk, she'll look at me with her lips puffed out and "smiling". Working on the command part, but it'll come. emoticon

I know about the wanting to give them everything. I have a box of her treats by the couch where I sit and when she's ready for one (which is often) she'll lay down by them smelling them and then lightly scratching the box to let me know it's time. Of course I don't give her one every time, she normally only gets one in the morning while I'm having my coffee & cookie emoticon



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Lilah loves to "talk" to us when we are both together getting ready to watch a movie. She sashays down the hall hoping to get a treat, another trip outside, or, her favorite, a chew. Actually, I think she just wants to have our attention focused on her instead of what we're watching.. She's just adorable and I would like to give her everything she wants but there's a limit.
What happened to the emoticons? They've almost disappeared.

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Oreo loves the water but hates the rain. She won't go out in it to potty so I have to bribe her. First I have to stand outside with her until she does her business and then when she comes back in she gets a rub down with a towel whether or not she's wet, she loves it and we consider it a treat!!



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She is adorable. Thanks. We went to a Fungility class on Saturday. She ran the course and then headed down the hall to leave. She did it a second time and just stopped inside the tunnel and said "Im done". Once she masters something, she dosn't like to repeat herself. She's a challenge but so much fun.

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Awww, that's adorable!!


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My girl was selected at the Doggy Day Care to help the owner take down the decorations. They told me that she was almost smiling and acted like she felt very important. She loves a job.

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Oreo's pretty good about everything except the barking. We can't seem to break her of that one.

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Ever since we got our dog, she has barked furiously at everyone going by our fenced corner lot. The other day I told her "look at me"" as she was going out. When she looked I said "quiet" and she has been ever since. Wow. If I knew it would be that easy, I would have done it years ago. Once time she raced to the end of the yard and I thought here it goes. But she gave a tiny little woof and that was it. I don't give her enough credit for how quickly she learns when she knows what she is supposed to do.

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That's funny!!

The other night in bed, Oreo let out this really long and sad sounding howl. I felt so bad I started petting her and gave her a hug emoticon

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We have a Russian Blue cat who thinks Lilah is the root of all his problems. I accidently pushed on his tail when getting up and he whirled around, eyes dilated to glare at the dog. She tries to avoid looking at him but he places himself directly in front of her so she can't avoid him. Later he accidently stuck his tail in a candle (I was trying to move it but he was whipping his tail around). He looked all over for her but she was out so he couldn't glare at her again. He's about 1/4 her size but thinks he's big and tough.

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LOL, maybe!! I tried to get her to go after the geese on the lake last weekend and she just looked at them and turned away. They're as big as her emoticon

I was eating a piece of turkey the other day, she was right there in front of me wanting some and everytime I tried to turn she would herd me to get back in front so I had to see her. She's something else.

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Maybe Oreo thought they needed rescuing. I had an Old English Sheepdog when we lived near the ocean. He always thought anyone swimming needed rescuing. Good thing she came back to you. Once my dog pointed her head toward the horizon and just started for it. Thankfully she turned around and I didn't have to enter the dog beach water to get her. That's the great thing about pets. They are always so interesting. Mine has been going to Doggy Day Care every day because we have workmen in our house. She's gotten used to going now and was very bored over the long week-end with just visits to the yard and walks to break the monotony. When bored she stands in front of us and woo-hoos while moving backwards in the direction she'd like us to go. Sometimes it's toward the garage and sometimes out the front door. She's like a toddler and needs activity centers to keep her busy. I'm crazy about her.

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While playing at the lake, Oreo saw someone on one of those boards you stand on and paddle (can't seem to think of what they call them) and she started swimming out to them!! If we wouldn't have called her back, I think she would have swam all the way out there! emoticon

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My girl evidently found a thumb drive on the floor in the office. I didn't know about it until she walked up to me and dropped it with a thunk at my feet. She knew it wasn't supposed to be lying around. But she doesn't bring the ball to me at the park. Guess she thinks that catching it is enough.

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I think the funniest thing Eddie ever did happened a few years ago at the cottage when I had promised him I would take him swimming. After about an hour and a half of patience, Eddie went to a pile of dry towels and bathing suits on a deck chair, found my bathing suit in the middle of the pile, grabbed it with his mouth, and brought it to me and dropped it onto my lap!

I put down the book I'd been reading and I had to take him swimming that very moment. :D

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LOL!! They love to roll in things...Oreo's favorite right now is playing in the lake then coming up on shore and literally plopping down on her back in the sand and rolling around. I guess she thinks it makes her smell pretty. emoticon

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Ugh. Fiona got into the ash pile yesterday, which she's never, ever done before. We had company and I think she was showing off. She came over just COVERED in ashes, even on her tongue. Oooh, wish I could put a picture here of her. I'll add it over in the photo section. Little beastie!

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Awwww, how adorable emoticon

Oreo loves the water!!! When we go down to the lake on weekends, she pushes me out of the truck so she can get out and run into the water.

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She folded herself like an envelope to sqeeze between my husband and I last night-group hug!

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Last night I told my husband that I just had to take my evening pills and then I'd go up to bed. I looked to my left and there she was waiting. I was confused untill I remembered that she now takes an am and pm pill and it was time for her to have the pm one. She's is such a good nidge but how did she learn "pill"? Gotta love those BC!

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My dog has an easily upset stomach. Is that a Border Collie thing?

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we live in deer country - they actually come and munch around the bird feeder all winter (and we have to plant only things the deer don't like in the garden, or fence things in). it is against the law for dogs to chase deer, there is a $200 fine if they do (though i don't think there is a fine for deer chasing the dogs!). the first time pelle saw deer when we moved here, he took off and started herding them. first we saw two deer in front of him, then 4, then 6, and then suddenly, a big buck was chasing pelle who had turned and was running straight back to us - with the buck right behind him! luckily for us the buck decided we would know what to do with this rascally border collie, who never ever chased another deer. he can be lying outside on the porch, and the deer can be munching - or lazing on the grass - right around the corner in the garden. they know pelle is "safe". poggin (our visiting border) barks at the deer, so at the moment the garden is deer-free.

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Su,
My dog stopped dead on a walk and wouldn't go further so I peeked around some bushes and there was a deer eating them. I think she knew whatever it was, it was big.
Another day my family was lolling in front of our house when two deer ran by pursued by two Golden Retrievers. My daughter jumped in front of the dogs and yelled for them to go back home. Amazingly, they did as the deer kept running on. It was a sight to see. I live in a densely populated suburb.

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it's amazing the vocabulary they have. and the understanding. when we are out walking or running, we have several different turning points, depending on how far we want to go that day. pelle starts looking at us, and if we don't pay attention, bopping a hand with his nose to let us know we are at a turning point. if we say "keep going" that's the end of it, until the next potential turning point - just in case we forgot...

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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My husband was on his way to the garage and casually mentioned to our girl that she should dig a hole there and he pointed. When he returned from his errand, she had dug a small hole where he told her to. I guess she doesn't understand sarcasm. I feel like I don't challenge her intellect enough.

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Fiona is not a big barker. If she's barking, then something is out there or going on that she thinks needs attention. However, she has made up a new game. Because she knows that if she starts barking I will let the other dogs out (who are much lazier than she and less likely to be outside in any weather) she will go to the fence and bark like crazy.

By the time I get to the door to let the hysterical 'non-BC' dogs out, Fiona has made her way to the porch so she can pounce on the others as they come out the door, trying to get them to play with her.

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I just love how the border collies KNOW!

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we were out on a run today and the border collie boys both suddenly paid very close attention to something on the far side of the road (we were going up a hill, and you could not see anything below the edge of the road). pelle was off leash as usual, and poggin on the leash, and both were totally alert - you knew something was on the other end of that border collie stare. DH checked out what was going on below the hill, and sure enough, a white-tail deer was there. we have no idea how the boys knew, but they did. the deer took off, and the boys returned to "border collie neutral" and trotted along as we ran.

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
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We went on a hiking trip last week and the trail is rocky so I bought Oreo some booties. When I first put them on her she walked like a robot. Her legs would go straight out then down until she got the hang of them. Once she realized they were helping her feet, she loved them and was running around like she was in grass. I put a photo in the team pictures.

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Lobo followed my husband into the kitchen the other night when he was making popcorn and smelled a dog biscuit that had been left on the counter. He was sniffing it and trying to figure out how to get to it, so my husband got and held it out to him. Cora was in the living room where she couldn't even see what was going on, but all of a sudden she ran in there and took the treat from my husband before Lobo could get it. Then she ran back into the living room and straight into her crate with her stolen cookie. lol

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All your dogs sound so cute. I can't imagine life without a dog.

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We got our first, real snow of the season yesterday, and of course Fiona had to be out in it. Bozko was running around trying to get Fee to chase him, but she just lay in the snow, letting it fall an her until you could barely see her black bits. Then when Bozko ran by, she leapt up and took off after him.

Of course my camera is at work right now, so I didn't get a picture.

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Tonight my hubby and I went ahead and exchanged our Valentine's gifts. Not long after, we looked down and Lobo had brought us something to throw; a little red Valentine's Devil I got a week ago. Can he possibly know? Talk about odd coincidence!

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I made the wrong turn again on the way to Doggy Day Care. At first she let me know my error by charging around in the back seat. Because I was still not on the right street, she began to whine and emit little sounds of profound distress. I tried to comfort her but she was not to be lulled by what she thought of as false assurances. She didn't settle down until she saw that I was (finally) going the right way. What a gal!

I wish I always had someone close to me to sound the alarm when I start to go down the wrong road. Maybe I do.

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Funny stuff!! emoticon

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Mags loves chocolate (so do I). One Christmas he found a whole unopened bag of Hershey kisses on the kitchen counter. He didn't bother to open the bag or the foil. He just gulped the whole thing down.When he did his business, we had a red and green foil decorated lawn.LOL

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Your dog knew the truth about Norris. They're so smart.

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The funniest thing: Before my late husband died, he gave me strict orders to not let Norris (a known thief but a good carpenter who will work for a pack of cigarettes) in this house. Well, I needed a repairman and I could only afford Norris, so I called him to put my sink back in after the new counter was installed. He was too drunk to be of any help so I told him to go home and come back tomorrow. He left his tool box on the kitchen floor overnight.
Well, my perfectly house trained Mags just walked right up to it and gave it a good shower!
I don't care who you are,That's funny. LOL

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She has two new boyfriends at Doggy Day Care. They are both dark and handsome. They must certainly have that certain something because she's very picky about who she plays with.
At home, if I tell her someone is coming over, she watches for them at the window nearest to where they usually park. She's very focused on keeping watch because she loves our friends and family. If she had her way, we'd have loads of people over all day, every day though she collapses when everyone goes home. Guarding that 3 year old is tough work! emoticon

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Our fur-babies definately keep up amused!! emoticon

Just to mess with Oreo, DH will pretend he's talking to someone while she's in another room. Since she has to be the center of attention at all times, she come's running out to see who Daddy is talking to so she can put her two cents in.

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Our girl was a little under the weather for a couple of days. Nothing apparently wrong but low appetite and energy. She just laid around and allowed the squirrels free reign in the yard. She's up and at it today.

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That sounds SO familiar! Fiona will not allow any of the cats to play. That is not allowed! We call her The Enforcer!

They do take it all so seriously.

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