SparkPeople Border Collie Lovers Team Messageboard If you have a Border Collie, a mix, or just a love of them, then this is the place to share your stories about your beloved Border Collie and all of your goals. SparkPeople Border Collie Lovers Team Messageboard PINK THE BORDER COLLIE COLLECTS THIRD WIN IN A ROW Pink is amazing. For the third year in a row at the Westminster Dog Show this month in New York, the border collie won her class in the agility competition. In under 30 seconds. Wait till you see this – what an athlete: <BR> <link><BR>ODkJbrU&amp; </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sat, 22 Feb 2020 15:51:44 EST Dog Food Recall <link> </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2019 15:59:33 EST Recall for Pig Ears <link><BR>ll/pet-supplies-plus-pig-ears-recall/ </link> Sat, 6 Jul 2019 21:57:23 EST Dog Food Recall <link><BR>ll/thogersen-family-farm-pet-food/ </link> Mon, 8 Apr 2019 16:55:50 EST Pet food recall <link><BR>cent-premium-beef-dog-food/ </link> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:13:55 EST Gross <link><BR>hes-at-pedigree-and-iams-plant/ </link> Fri, 8 Jun 2018 16:20:59 EST Get Rid of Skunk Odor | Methods to Deskunk Your Do <link><BR>edies/skunk-odor-removal/ </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:50:39 EST Frozen dog food recall <link><BR>ll/steves-real-food-raw-frozen-dog-foo<BR>d-recall/ </link> Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:48:52 EST I like this idea! <link><BR>-ever-some-companies-now-offer-paid-pa<BR>wternity-leave/?utm_source=IHD-Email-N<BR>ewsletter-011918&amp;utm_medium=0000&a<BR>mp;utm_campaign=IHD-Email-Newsletter-0<BR>11918&amp;<BR>p;utm_campaign=5ed88e5f55-EMAIL_CAMPAI<BR>GN_2018_01_19&amp;utm_medium=email&amp<BR>;utm_term=0_02022df5fc-5ed88e5f55-1769<BR>97393&amp;goal=0_02022df5fc-5ed88e5f55<BR>-176997393&amp;mc_cid=5ed88e5f55&amp;mc_eid=0752a65911 </link> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:30:57 EST FDA Warning - Dog Treat <link><BR>ll/fda-warning-store-bought-bone-treat<BR>s-could-kill-your-dog/ </link> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:54:29 EST For those of you who enjoy Pumpkin! <link><BR>st=16_seasonal_supermarket_treats_wort<BR>h_trying </link> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:24:33 EST Rawhide Chew recall I don't buy rawhide chews, but I do make sure what I buy is made in the USA. <BR> <link><BR>ll/united-pet-group-recalls-multiple-b<BR>rands-of-rawhide-chews/ </link> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:43:45 EST New to team I just ran across this team, which brought a smile to my face! I adore Border Collies, because when I was a ki9d I had a dog who was part Border Collie, part Cocker. Body shaped like a collie, color &amp; markings of a Border Collie. We didn't know then that he was anything but a mutt, but he was my dog &amp; obviously I was his job because we were inseparable. <BR> <BR> I'd love to have one now but I live in the suburbs &amp; I think it's cruel to have a herd dog when there's not room en... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:53:51 EST Multiple pig ear recall <link><BR>ll/multiple-brands-of-pig-ears-recalle<BR>d-due-to-salmonella-march-2017/ </link> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:05:45 EST Dog food recall <link><BR>rand-has-issued-its-second-recall-this<BR>-year/?utm_source=IHDS-Email&amp;utm_m<BR>edium=Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=News<BR>letter_03-02-17&amp;mc_cid=18e9b95b97&<BR>amp;mc_eid=0752a65911 </link> Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:37:24 EST New info on canned food <link><BR>-worry-about-bpa-levels-in-your-dog-a-<BR>new-study-says-yes?spMailingID=2760940<BR>6&amp;spUserID=Nzk0NzA3NzU3MjYS1&amp;s<BR>pJobID=963885091&amp;spReportId=OTYzODg1MDkxS0 </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:02:08 EST Calories burned list Hope you can use this! <BR> <link><BR>s_burned_list.asp </link> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:05:54 EST Be careful if you find a tennis ball <link><BR>e-warn-dog-owners-about-homemade-tenni<BR>s-ball-bombs </link> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:11:02 EST Cute idea <link>/ </link> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:00:15 EST To funny not to share This had me laughing so hard.......I'm glad the prank wasn't pulled on me, I would have probably just passed out <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ogprank/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=<BR>dotd&utm_campaign=spiderdogprank&utm_t<BR>erm=20141017 </link> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:03:26 EST Love our 12 year old boy Just found your BC group. <BR> <BR> We have a 12 year old bc x Aussie shep. We found Riley at a no kill rescue. He was about a year old and we were to be his 3rd (and final) family. <BR> <BR> His first family bought him from a pet store. They were a working couple who were told by a store employee that "Sure, he would be fine in a crate all day while you are at work." You can imagine that did not last long. They brought him to the no-kill. <BR> <BR> He was then adopted by a family w... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:30:09 EST New-ish Member! I say "new-ish" because I have been a SparkPeople member since 2011, but I am just getting back into the website. I have a Border Collie named Sage. She loves to run and is my training buddy for the half marathon I signed up for! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:17:28 EST Love 'em, don't have one I guess I saw my first border collies at a herding competition, near Cooperstown, NY. Doing beautiful work! That was over 10 years ago. They have such high spirits! Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:48:58 EST FDA warns of Jerky Treats from China Hello everybody, <BR> <BR> I wanted to pass this warning on to everyone. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ates/ucm371413.htm </link> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:53:59 EST Can anyone SAVE this little guy?? Someone posted this on a Facebook page I follow and I'm hoping someone can save Jake the Border Collie. Or at least pass the information along to others to try and get this dog saved. He is at a kill shelter in Bloomington, IN. <BR> <BR> Here is the photo with his story on Facebook: <BR> <link><BR>3184955355799&set=a.10100173562765689.<BR>2785175.6813365&type=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Edit: Okay, I guess you don't need the http when posting links! Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:33:36 EST Hi! Thank you for the sparkgoodie!! My Border Collie and I are from Northern Illinois! Meg is 7 months old, full of energy (of course!) and a great companion! Wed, 1 May 2013 19:18:41 EST 2 BCs in NY State Hi Everyone. Just joined this team. I have 2 BCs: Tess my 11 year old and her daughter Jackie who is 8. Tess is slowing down a little and has gray eyebrows now but she's still really active and the sweetest girl alive. Jackie is even sweeter than her mother and would sit in your lap all day long if you would let her. Looking forward to reading others' posts. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:24:11 EST Hello from Georgia! Hi everyone! While I'm not new to the site, I do have a new ID (formerly AussieMommy). Long story short, had a lot going on and got rid of most of my online accounts. But I am back now with my priorities well defined. <BR> <BR> My furkid is an Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix named Lobo. He's a sweetie! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:27:22 EST Dog walking team goals? Just curious, but why is there not a team goal like walk your furbaby everyday or something along those lines? Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:07:50 EST Howdy from central Texas! Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Susan. I'm 24 and married. My husband is stationed here at Fort Hood in Killeen. We have 3 dogs. 2 who are rescued. <BR> <BR> We have a border collie who has been rescued. He's 2 and incredibly independent. We laugh because he reminds us of a cat. He only comes to us when he wants a pet and then will go back to not wanting to be around us. He's so sweet and loves to be outside. Car rides are definitely his favorite. We think he's mixed with a bit of a blue h... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:52:43 EST I'm bored and it's raining. <em>257</em> <em>33</em> <em>27</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:20:57 EST Help for arthritis So my baby, who is now 15 is really starting to have some mobility issues. She is still her perky self and tries to run a little when outside, but it really isn't pretty. She has arthritis and is on rimadyl and I give her glucosamine/chondroitin every day. I can tell she is frustrated, I am wondering if anybody has any ideas or has done something that helps. <BR> <BR> Thanks everybody! <em>338</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 23:47:38 EST Hi From a Border Collie Lover & Sparkpeople Newbie Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am amazed how many different groups there are on Sparkpeople. I am new to Sparkpeople and just joined the Border Collie Lover group now. <BR> <BR> My beautiful boy is named Edmund (or Eddie for short) and will turn 13 on October 3rd. Do all Border Collies love swimming? Eddie can't get enough of the lake. Sometimes, we have to go out and 'herd' him back to shore because he heads straight across the lake and doesn't always stay near shore. He doesn't like being ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:33:17 EST Hi from South Texas My first day here on Spark People and had to say my jaw dropped when I saw there is a Border Collie lover group : o) I had three (my old boy passed away a year ago the end of March - hardest thing I've ever been through as he was my soul mate.) I still have two - I have Hayley an Australian Red (which I've also heard called cream or lemon) and Quinn a red tri. Hayley is almost 7 and Quinn is just over a year. I train in agility, rally and canine musical freestyle. However the last couple of... Sat, 19 May 2012 19:27:34 EST exercising bc puppy I haven't been here in a long time, but would like to ask you bc experts something. I have a 7-year old bc Oreo, who we got when he was 1 year old. When our big old golden died this winter, we decided to get another border collie. We've had Pepper 3 weeks, she's now 11 weeks old and is as cute as can be. <BR> <BR> My question is about exercise. I've been walking her every day, and some days for as long as 45 minutes, maybe even an hour. We live in a rural area (farms) so these are of... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:23:57 EST hi from a washington border collie lover! wow, i had no idea that border collies would have their own team! <BR> <BR> i'm owned by pelle, a classic black and white 9 years young BC. he is my personal trainer - he says we have to get out every day, and we do, running and walking. he loves his frisbee and we cheer for his prowess (the neighborhood thinks we are a bit odd). a few years back (in one of my up years for exercise as opposed to down), pelle and i were training for a half marathon, and when we came home after a 12 miler, i ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:36:34 EST Round up for St Patricks day - Cute Video <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!! <em>137</em> <em>439</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:46:49 EST Border Collie Lover from Louisiana My late husband, Chester was given 9 months to live. He had smoked since he was 7years old. years old. The surgeon installed a defibrillator in Chester's chest exactly where a man's shirt pocket containing a pack of cigarettes(no coincidence). So he finally quit cold turkey after that operation. You can imagine how irritable that made, so I took him out to a farm and let him pick out his new best friend. I told him it would give him someone else to yell at. lol. Well, he lived for nine years!... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:51:47 EST New from Indiana Hi. I'm new to your team and also new (again) to spark people. I have 4 dogs and the most recent addition is a border collie/lab mix my cousin found in a campground but couldn't keep. Baylee loves exercise and I need to lose 110 pounds so it's the perfect mix. I just registered us for the 500 Festival Mutt Strut (2.5 mile lap around the Indianapolis 500 racetrack) so now I have a goal to train for. I'm looking foward to being part of your group. <BR> <BR> Shari Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:52:35 EST I'm so bummed about my fur-baby She blew out her ccl which is like our acl in our knees. DH took her out to potty and she bolted after a cat or bird or something in the yard and came back limping. She can't put any weight at all on her back leg and next week she will need surgery to fix it. So getting our baby fixed is our Christmas gift to ourselves this year. I'm just praying there are no complications and that she will come through it ok. She's having such a hard time and I just want her not to be broken anymore. ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:18:55 EST Hi, I'm back! After a few years absence, I'm back. I have been trying for all this time to lose weight on my own and it isn't working. I have actually gained about 20 lbs since my last visit. I got on the scales this morning and decided that I needed help. So I'm back where I know I can get the help I need. <BR> <BR> My dog situation has changed. We still have 3 border collies, but we lost one and gained another one. We had 4 dogs the last time I was here. We lost our heart dog Chloe a year ago. ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:33:47 EST Hello from Missouri Hello fellow Border Collie lovers! I don't know why I didn't think to look for you sooner! Today on the Dog Lover's forum I saw that someone had a breed-specific team and thought : HANG ON! We BC lovers REALLY love our BCs so there MUST be a place for us. And there is! And I found it! <BR> <BR> I have one Border Collie, Fiona. She is my heart. She has become my running companion, and all I have to say is run, and she's out the door! <BR> <BR> She's that black and white with me in my pictur... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 08:51:15 EST New Member Here! Hello! I am a new member to BC Lovers, but definitely not to Spark People. I have an 11month old BC named Sage (hopefully I can get a pic up soon!) who is happiest when I take her on walks and runs, so hopefully that will help me get to my weight loss goal! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:39:37 EST Our Panda died tonight! We had to say goodbye to our Panda. Don't know what happened but it was so fast. When I went to see her at the vet I knew it was over and she was laboring to breathe. So sad. Hubby says it is our last dog. Guess I should change my name as 4dognight is no longer relevant but I want to keep it as a legacy for the four healthy dogs that we had all together at one time. All adopted from the pound by our son. She is buried in his backyard next to Polly who was her buddy. Thanks everyone. ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:04:54 EST Beware Sago Palms! My husband and I determined that our dog probably got into a sago palm fruit or some such thing and that is what poisoned her. If you live in the south, look on the internet for sago palm. Keep your dog away from it. Our dog is holding her own, we just talked to the vet so hopefully she will recover but they will keep her the weekend. Pray for Panda! We don't want to lose her this way! Carol Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:08:53 EST My dog is very sick! Panda has not eaten for 2 days so my husband took her to the vet tonight. Her liver levels are way out of whack and it is very serious! Please think of us. She is 11 and we don't know how this happened! My husband says this is out last dog and I'm not ready yet! Carol Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:08:53 EST Hello, I'm joining you! Hi everyone, I hadn't seen this team before. I just had to join because in reading through the funny things thread I could so see my dog, Luka, in some of those silly things. She makes me laugh at her crazy antics all the time. What a hoot having a border collie as my bff on the floor! I'm sure we will fit right in with you guys. In fact I'm already having fun here :-) Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:34:47 EST Spark has made some new changes.... and very motivating too! They've changed the way you'll be getting your trophies and give you an extra spin on the wheel after you've earned 25 points for the day! Check out your trophy room and see what you think. <BR> <BR> In case you missed SparkPeople's blog, here's the link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> <em>30</em> <em>252</em> <em>347</em> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:04:12 EST I'm another new member Hello, <BR> I am very new here. I made the decision to lose the weight and get faster to keep up with my Border Collie. We do agility here in Northern California. We are still a new team, but will be competing in NADAC, AKC, and occasionally USDAA and UKI. We have two minor NADAC titles so far. And some start line issues. :) <BR> <BR> Anyone else here have the agility bug? Who do you train with? What venues? I can talk agility alllllll day. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:18:15 EST Dog Bite Prevention week: May 15-21 Train, socialize, and train some more!!!! <BR> <BR> How are YOU being a responsible owner? Sun, 15 May 2011 14:10:52 EST Can't understand why you won't play fetch..... this is too funny!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cant-understand-why-statue-wont-play-f<BR>etch/209umzx2?src=FLPl:share:email:null </link> Fri, 13 May 2011 18:02:23 EST Anxiety in a dog? Our Panda has been panting lately and since she sleeps next to hubby (she's on the floor, not in the bed) she was keeping him awake all night what with me snoring and her panting. So we took her to the vet yesterday and after $278 of x-rays and EKG's he determined that her heart was okay and she was probably experiencing anxiety. So now she has medication for when she gets too hyper. Me, too, I have some as well. Interesting. My husband keeps saying that she is our last dog but I can't ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:57:25 EST "Hello" froma Newbie Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd take a minute for a quick "Hello". <BR> <BR> I turned 41 on the 2nd of January and decided that after eating "my way" for years, it is time to eat "the right way" now. <BR> <BR> My wife (CHAR1970) and I both have some extra pounds to shed so we signed up on the 4th and as of today I am down 13.2 pounds and she has lost 8.4. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 205 by June and I look forward to sharing my journey with the great people here on SP. <BR> <BR> I am n... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:46:23 EST New Member Hi all, been SPARKing since November, just found this team. <BR> <BR> I live with my Husband and 4 border collies. <BR> Yogi:13yrs (son of Shela-over the rainbow bridge) <BR> Cuith:10yrs <BR> Teddi:5yrs (son of Yogi/Cuith) <BR> Tapas:2 girl <BR> <BR> We participate in Agility, Yogi and Cuith dabbled in Flyball. Teddi, Tapas and Hubby are dabbling is sheep herding. We love swimming, boating, and cottage life. <BR> Please visit my Sparkspage...a work in progress. <BR> <BR> Deb h Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:50:17 EST Hi, I am new to your team! Hi everyone, although I have been on SP since late August, I just found your team today! I have 2 1 yr old BC's. Mac(Ol' MacDonald) we have had since he was 7 weeks old. Maisie, who is a month younger, we have only had for about a month. She was rescued from a family who took her from a crate at night to a small fenced in area right beside a busy highway through the day. We isolated her for about a week and now her, Mac and the cats all get along, with the exception of a little cat herding!LO... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:52:47 EST SparkPeople Trivia Let's play the Spark People Trivia game. <BR> <BR> Answer 3 questions correctly and you get 100%, answer 3 of 4 and you get 75%, and so on, and so on. After answering one question the explanation for that question will show on the right side of the screen. <BR> <BR> You will be awarded a SparkPeople Trivia leader trophy for answering at least 30 trivia questions and getting at least 90% correct for the month. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_i... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:14:38 EST Our four legged heros It's not just about Border Collies, but all fur-babies who are heros and the amazing faith & protection they have for us. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/2010-09-18-pettalk22_ST_N.htm </link> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:07:01 EST Great article for all of us Border Collie Lovers I received this in an e-mail today, and just had to share.... <BR> <BR> "How our oldest friends got that way" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/1202752.html </link> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:29:28 EST What's in your fridge A - Z Let's try a game to help get this team together again. <BR> <BR> Name something that is in your refridgerator starting with the letter A. The next poster will use the letter B, the next the letter C, and so on. (Only one letter per post.) <BR> <BR> I'll start, <BR> <BR> A = apple <BR> <BR> (the next post uses the letter B) <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 19:50:22 EST Lazy Madame I am 23 years ol and I have one dog you nkow what kind. I had her both her parents and actually grandparents. Is crazy I kept the whole family of dogs. Madame had a litter of puppies and I kept one of those two is not pure breed tough. What do you guys do about shedding Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:38:48 EST My Duke... Hi everyone! I'm new to this team although, I've been with Spark since April (and lovin' it!). In March of '09 my husband and I adopted Duke, a border collie/ pit bull mix. Even though he shows signs of abuse he's a wonderful dog and I wouldn't trade him for anything. He's my baby! He's progressing nicely and is actually being a real dog. He knows how to play with toys and chew on bones, which he didn't know how to before. But thanks to his Uncle Harley (a miniature schnauzer) and Uncle Peter... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:49:30 EST Nipping Problem, any suggestions? I have 2 Border Collies, Isabel and Ellie. I walk them everyday, at least 3 miles. Recently we've started walking at a great local park that has some great hills and is more challenging then our old route. However, this has created a new bad habit in Isabel. We used to walk in our neighborhood and rarely saw anyone, so never knew we had this issue. Here's what's happening, first time it happened my friend had Isabel on the leash. I told her that Isabel likes to sniff people's butts ass ... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:11:57 EST dog squats! Ok, we all love/hate our exercise, but check out this border collie! This is too cute : ) <BR> <BR><BR>l Tue, 6 Apr 2010 07:11:17 EST Who did the beautiful watercolor of the border? Does anyone know who did the "avatar?" pic of the border collie? It is absolutely STUNNING! I also do watercolors and know it had to have taken a bit of time and a lot of love. WOW I want to frame it <em>345</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 19:21:36 EST new with border collie mix Hi, I'm new to the team but been around spark for a bit now. Just wanted to say HI. <BR> <BR> I have a border collie/belgian sheepdog mix who just tickles me to death with his antics. He is always "on" so to speak. I can't wait to get more involved with some of the teams. <BR> Jen Wed, 24 Mar 2010 19:14:16 EST I need help Huddling I've found the "huddle with your team", but I can't tell how to post comments. Could someone tell me how to post? Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:06:01 EST I'm proud of me To say that I'm computer illiterate is an understatement, but today I figured out how to load my picture onto my profile. In the coming days I'll be posting pictures of Rocky and Oreo,the "partners in crime". Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:02:22 EST I'm bringing my Border Collies along on my journey I'm excited to find this team because I believe that my Border Collies, Oreo and Rocky, will be key to my weight loss success. I have been unable to walk them since a back surgery 6/09. Imagine how happy they will be to hit the streets with me again. I look forward to meeting the members and sharing our love of Border Collies. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:47:34 EST Border Collies Hi, <BR> I'm a new member and a devoted Border Collie owner. This is my second BC and I'm crazy about them. She needs lots of exercise and so do I. She's an inspiration to me. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:52:32 EST I <3 my border collie! Hello. <BR> <BR> I thought i'd introduce myself, or more specifically my border collie Redd! <BR> <BR><BR>Louisek85/Redd.jpg <BR> <BR> I waited 4 years to get him and i couldn't be happier - he is so well behaved with everything! <BR> <BR> We've had him since he was 6 weeks and if it wasn't comments about him being a border collie, it was comments about his age - this will happen and that will happen and he'll be nevous/snappy/hyper etc etc <BR> <... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:57:51 EST Cute BC video Sent to me by friends: <BR> <BR><BR>lM&feature=player_embedded Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:10:02 EST How has everyone been? Any goals for 2010? I haven't heard from you guys in a while and was wondering how everyone has been? <BR> <BR> I don't really like the expression of New years resolutions, so I always say "goals". What are some of yours? <BR> <BR> Last year was a good year for me, until December. Both parents were in the hospital, my Dad came home on oxygen, COPD, and my Mom passed away January 2. For the past couple months, I've been in a tail spin but I feel like things are starting to come back together for me. <BR> <BR... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:39:37 EST For Facebookers There are two new apps on facebbok, Save a Cat and Save a Dog. Simply by virtually fostering and playing with friends, you can help REAL animals in your LOCAL shelters!!!! I had to spread the word cuz I really like these programs! And you can virtually volunteer at a shelter to earn more points and help more!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:52:05 EST New Freature: Spark Trophies In case you haven't seen this new feature yet: <BR> <BR> Today we launched a new feature: SparkTrophies. Previously, members could earn trophies by accumulating SparkPoints. Beginning today, members can earn a variety of trophies for reaching new milestones such as SparkVersaries (your anniversary of joining the site), being a Trivia leader, and losing weight! Here's a list of the new motivational trophies you can earn on the site: <BR> <BR> <BR> Spread the Spark* Awarded for referring at ... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 18:12:32 EST Border Collie Lovers Mini ab workout!!! So I came home tonight after a fun and busy night of work. My beloved best friend and part border collie buddy named Geordi was, as usual, very excited to see me. As we go to bed his usual ritual is for him to lick my face, then he rolls over and I rub his tummy in return. You know, you scratch my tummy, I lick your face, or something like that. Well tonight I realized that our little ritual can be a mini ab workout for me. I just have to let him roll over down towards my thighs. Then ... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 07:52:12 EST New to the Team Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> I am a first time Border Collie mom. We adopted a rescue dog a couple of weeks ago and love having her in the family. The vet says that she is about 1-yr-old and in pretty good health. We had to put a few pounds on her but that didn't take long. Her name is CC, she is very intelligent and eager to please. <BR> <BR> Anybody have suggestions for a first time Border Collie mom? My family wants to provide her with a great life and make up for the abuse and neglect that s... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 15:27:07 EST sad and happy day....... today at 3:15 marks 6 years since i sent the best dog i ever had (border collie murray) to the rainbow bridge. it also marks the time and date he came into my life. <BR> <BR> i had him for 15 years. he was my "1st" dog. we had had dogs before but he picked me to be his. he just always wanted to be by me. sometimes i felt i didn't deserve the way he looked at me. <BR> <BR> i am sitting here with his some of his ashes (the rest of him is spread in 3 different states) and his collar and tags... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:33:12 EST My BC Is Smarter Than I Am But then, I bet all y'all already know that! My boy, Duffy is my inspiration and my goal is to one day end up with half the energy he has. <BR> <BR> I am so glad there is a BC team! And, I look forward to sharing with everyone. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 00:22:49 EST Grooming Questions Lobo is having some fur issues lately and I was just wondering how everyone handles that. He has been shedding and itching a lot lately. I gave him a bath last week paying careful attention to rinse out all the soap. Then I brushed him really good. He started itching a lot a few days ago and he doesn't have fleas, so I brushed him again and that seemed to work. However he was itching real bad again yesterday so my husband brushed him out again and got almost as much fur as I did. We checked a... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:49:32 EST Intro Hi! I'm Trish. My Ranger isn't a full BC. He was a pound dog listed as "shepherd mix", but he looks and acts BC. my other dog is a rottweiler. yes, i love challenging dogs. my life is never boring. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:19:12 EST Mel, the Turtle Herder! Mel started barking at the doggie door this afternoon and I thought he was just being silly at first. Then my other collie Chevy walked over to the doggie door and turned around and trotted off like he was spooked! I walked over, afraid of what may be out there and low and behold, it was a big turtle outside the door!!! I didn't want to bang it with the door, so I walked around the back of the house and moved it with the broom so that the boys could go outside. Problem solved right? Nooooooo.... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:36:48 EST Sheep Herding LED Art I seen this on another team and wanted to share it with the rest of my Border Collie Lovers! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bcpid1137883380?bctid=17075685001 </link> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:37:54 EST Life of a rescue dog This is a great story, hope you enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:48:10 EST Cute site for Border Collie Lovers!! Just wanted to pass on this website. They have some really cute things. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ic=105349 </link> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:38:20 EST SparkPeople Chat Hi everybody, SP has come up with a new feature I thought I'd pass on in case you haven't already seen it. <BR> <BR> <BR> We're very happy to offer an instant messaging (IM) service on! <BR> <BR> The ability to chat in real-time, like instant messaging allows, has been a longstanding request from our members. We think this feature will help you better connect with other members so you can get more help and support on your healthy lifestyle journey. <BR> <BR> You can acc... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:34:45 EST Masons Downer My BC Mason has arthritis in the the last 2 vertebrate of his back. Due to this his back legs are not 100% to the point where he has a hard time getting into the car or playing. We still go on walks but we can no longer play like he loves to do. In his mind he is still the energetic Puppy. We have using mind games to help stimulate him but it breaks my heart not to be able to work him anymore. Mason does not like to swim so our best option is out. Anyone have any good mind games for a B... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:59:05 EST SparkPages - New & Improved If you haven't already seen your Sparkpage, take a look. They really have done a lot of changes. I think I like it, LOL. <BR> <BR> "We wanted to let you know about a new and improved SparkPage design that we launched today. SparkPages hold so much information that we wanted to make it easier to navigate a person's SparkPage and find exactly what you're looking for. The overall design is the same, but we've cleaned up the look of SparkPages and added some great new functionality, too. Here a... Wed, 20 May 2009 17:14:58 EST SparkPeople Trivia A new feature was lauched today called SparkPeople Trivia. <BR> <BR> You'll find it in the Wellness section of the site, as well as the Healthy Lifestyle Home tab and your SparkPoints page . Basically, when you choose to play our trivia game each day, you'll receive a random assortment of multiple-choice health, fitness and nutrition questions. You can take as many tries as you need to correctly answer 3 questions each day. Once you answer 3 questions correctly, the game is over (until tomo... Mon, 18 May 2009 15:58:07 EST Determined Little Guy This is not a doggie video, but I thought it was cute and wanted to share it anyway. Enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>5017561&l=100000085 </link> Sat, 16 May 2009 18:48:16 EST Trying to Lose 2 Pounds a Week? Of all places to get weight loss tips, here's an article I found on Yahoo that may help us out: <BR> <link><BR>u/9609/drop-2-pounds-this-week/ </link> <BR> <BR> You can read the full article for more tips and other links, but basically it says to lose 2 pounds a week you need to burn 500 calories per day; to lose 1 pound a week you need to burn 250 calories per day; and to maintain you need to burn 100 calories per day. Then it lists some activities an... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 00:44:20 EST An Article to Share I just saw this on yahoo and thought I'd share. Do you think your furbaby would be able to do this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/australiaanimaldogoffbeat_20090406082210 </link> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 00:07:07 EST Has anyone else read this!?? I just read this SP article and it makes me scratch my head and go hmmmm, see what you guys think. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=402 </link> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:39:12 EST Fitness Maps SP is at it again!! They've got another new feature called fitness maps. <BR> <BR> "We're very happy to announce Fitness Maps. This feature allows you to measure, save, and see how far you walk, run, or bike when exercising outdoors. What we love about this feature is that its very easy to use. Just: <BR> 1) Go to the Fitness Maps page (it is located under Healthy Lifestyle/Fitness, in the center of the page) <BR> 2) Enter the starting address <BR> 3) Click points on the map to draw your ... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:32:15 EST The worlds ten smartest dogs! And guess who got #1 <link><BR>/68520-boy--world-s-ten-smartest-dogs </link> <BR> <BR> I also got this e-mail from Border Collie Rescue - CA and wanted to share with everyone.... <BR> <BR> <BR> "Once again our breed came in Number ONE of the top ten dogs. We all know this, but the scary part is that many people do not understand being owned by a <BR> Border Collie that is most likely smarter than we are. As it was said many years ago 1) the Best thing about Border Collie... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:59:37 EST Another new SP feature - Friend Feed SP has come out with another new feature. <BR> <BR> "Next Monday, March 16, we will launch a new feature called Friend Feed. This will enable you to see the community activities of all your mutual SparkPeople friends on one page." <BR> <BR> <BR> If you haven't already heard about this, follow the link below for all the details. <BR> <BR> You might want to change your privacy settings and there is also a link that shows you who your mutual friends are. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeop... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:08:15 EST New SparkTeam Feature In case you haven't seen them yet, there has been some big changes made to our team page. Check out our team page and this link will explain what has been changed. <BR> <BR> I love the idea that the blogs are now at the top! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1866147 </link> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:18:00 EST Daily nutrition feedback report Has anyone else seen the daily nutrition feedback feature? <BR> <BR> When you're done tracking your food for the day, go into the daily nutrition feedback and it shows you graphs & charts on how you've done for the day on you calories & nutrients. And for those of us who are point crazy, you get 2 points for reading the report!! <BR> <BR> What do you think about this new feature? <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:40:44 EST How has your fitness affected your pup? When I started this most recent diet (lifestyle change, however you want to define it), one part of my fitness plan was to walk Flynn almost daily, weather permitting; and I've consistently walked her at least 6 days per week for the last month. While of course I've seen a change in myself over the last month, I've been pleasantly surprised to see changes in Flynney, too! <BR> <BR> * She's come to expect the daily walk, and won't let me rest until it's happened. If I take my shoes off and s... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:31:04 EST I'm back! I've been MIA for quite awhile, but I'm back and starting over with my weight loss goals. I've had a bout with bursitis in my hip and haven't been able to do any exercise, so I've put on weight so I'm back to square one. I plan on keeping on touch better too. Hope everyone is well and doing well on their weight loss journey! Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:33:08 EST What are your goals for 2009? Hi everybody, Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season & happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have made some 2009 goals, if you haven't it's time to think about what you want to do this year. <BR> <BR> I've got a few so far, 1) I want to maintain my weight (I hit goal in July and couldn't be happier that I've maintained it for this long already!) 2) I just started trail running again since my surgery in 2001 and I want to increase my distance. It would be nice by the end of the year... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 14:37:12 EST What did you do today? I borrowed this from another one of my teams and thought you all might enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Type out the sentence you end up with... <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> January: I kicked <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I karate chopped <BR> April: I licked <BR> May: I jumped on <BR> June: I smelled <BR> July: I did the Macarena With <BR> August: I had lunch with <BR> September: I danced with <BR> October: I sang to <BR> November:I yelled at <BR> December:I ran ov... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 19:22:45 EST Hi fellow BC lovers!! Hi, I'm thrilled to find this team. Sadly, I am no longer "owned" by a border collie, but I adore them and always will. My sable BC, Jake, died in my arms at 16 years old last August. I first held him in my hand when he was 3 days old, and he travelled across the world with me during his lifetime. He was a flyball dog champion, a GCC, and all-round extraordinary guy and beloved local character wherever we lived. When he died he took a huge piece of me with him. <BR> <BR> By November last ye... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 16:59:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! Wishing everyone a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you all enjoy the joke. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> A game warden was driving down the road when he came upon a young boy carrying a wild turkey under his arm. <BR> <BR> He stopped and asked the boy, 'Where did you get that turkey?' <BR> <BR> The boy replied, 'What turkey?' <BR> <BR> The game warden said, 'That turkey you're carrying under your arm.' <BR> <BR> The boy looks down and said, 'Well, lookee here, a turkey done roosted under m... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 19:39:14 EST Brain game Hey everybody, <BR> <BR> On your SparkPoints page, we now have a link to play a brain game. I've played a couple and they are fun and and can be as challenging as you want. <BR> <BR> Check'em out, see what you think. :) Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:56:43 EST Chain mail Wanted to forward this from Coach Jen & SparkPeople: <BR> <BR> It's a violation of our Community Guidelines to forward any kind of chain letters. This includes things like warnings about email scams, or other kinds of games where you have to fill out questionaires about yourself. This wouldn't be a big deal if you were just sending it to one other person. But people are forwarding them to groups of people, and that's when the problems start. <BR> <BR> So I would ask that you refrain from ... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 20:54:10 EST Anyone on Dogster? I just made a page for Lobo! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> But I don't know how to post a clickable link on here! Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:39:09 EST Bad computer virus - "Postcard" virus Hey, just wanted to pass this info on <BR> <BR> There's a new virus going around. It checked out with snopes. <BR> <BR> The subject line will state "you have recieved a postcard/greeting/hallmark e-card from a family member" If you don't want to use the link, go to and search "postcard virus" to get the details on ths virus. <BR> <link><BR>rd.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Please be aware of this virus & be careful! Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:46:19 EST Weekend Challenge Nov 1 & 2 Have a save and Happy Halloween everyone!!! <BR> <BR> For our weekend challenge, do something nice for yourself and eat a rainbow of fruit & veggies (a rainbow consisting of red, yellow, orange, green & purple). <BR> <BR> Post and let us know if you are up to the challenge and then come back on Monday and let us know how you did!! <BR> <BR> I can eat a rainbow and I'll do something nice for myself!! <BR> <BR> Let's go team, you can do it!! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. <em>244</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:06:11 EST dailySpark e-mail newsletter Getting your daily dose of healthy lifestyle news just got easier. The dailySpark is excited to announce email subscriptions. Now you can be among the first to know about contests, new posts and product reviews on the dailySpark. By signing up to receive email notifications from the dailySpark, you'll never miss a motivating story by Coach Dean, one of Stepfanie's product reviews or Coach Nicole's fitness tips. <BR> Great news, isn't it? <BR> <BR> If you want to subscribe, follow this link... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:48:37 EST Splash Dogs In august I decided to take mason and try him in a slash dog competition. I tried for 2 hours at practice to get him to go into the water. He wouldn't even walk down the exit ramp. It that typical BC fashion he decided that he had to draw the line somewhere. I wouldn't have minded to much except he likes water and to swim. We stayed and watched the competition and then get this .... we went to a creek for a swim. Gotta love Border Collies Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:39:21 EST Weekend Challenge Oct 25 & 26 Hello everyone, hope you all had a great week. <BR> <BR> For our weekend challenge, name 2 things you will do over the weekend that will help keep you in your work week routine and name 1 thing you will do for fun or your enjoyment. <BR> <BR> Post what you will be doing and come back on Monday and let us all know how you did. <BR> <BR> For me, <BR> <BR> I will stay in calorie range both days and <BR> <BR> I will eat my rainbow of fruit & veggie both days. <BR> <BR> For fun, I will do ... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:24:29 EST Bushy tails - a border collie trait? Alright, as some of you may know, my Lobo is a mix between a BC and an aussie. He has quite a bit of aussie traits, but since I haven't seen an aussie with a tail, I'm wondering where he gets his bushy tail from. Is this a BC trait? It's super bushy, like a fox! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:52:37 EST Weekend Challenge Oct 18 & 19 This one is a three parter, for our weekend challenge, let's celebrate "love our bodies" day. Name one thing about your body you love, eat a "rainbow" of fruits & veggies both days (the rainbow consisting of something red, yellow, green, purple & orange) AND name something you will do for your mind. <BR> <BR> For something I love about myself/body is I can look in the mirror and feel good about how I look. <BR> <BR> I can eat a rainbow both days <BR> <BR> and for my mind, I'm going to put... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:23:48 EST What's your new name and your fur-baby? Let's have some fun!! <BR> <BR> Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. Here is your dose of humor... <BR> <BR> Follow the instructions to find your new name. <BR> <BR> The following is excerpted from a children's book, Captain Underpants And the Perilous Plot Professor Poopypants, by Dave Pilkey, in which the evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names... <BR> <BR> <BR> So:- <BR> <BR> 1. Use the 3rd letter of your first n... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:31:57 EST Visual DNA Test I came across this test the other day and thought it was pretty neat. My results/descriptions came back sounding pretty much like me. <BR> <BR> It only takes about 5 minutes. Mine was pretty accurate. When you click on the link, a series of about 15 pictures will come up and a question. Click on a photo in that category that appeals to you. Again 15 pictures will come up, click the one for you and move on. Just continue to keep picking. At the end it will give you a profile of yourself.... ... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 19:14:12 EST Weekend Challenge October 4 & 5 Hello Team and welcome to a new month and some new challenges. <BR> <BR> For our weekend challenge, name 1 thing you will do for your mind and name 1 thing you will do for your body. <BR> <BR> For your soul, take 5 minutes either Saturday or Sunday to stop, relax and just enjoy a few moments for yourself. <BR> <BR> For my mind, I will get started on my continuing education, for my body, I will weed my garden and I will take the 5 minutes one of the days. <BR> <BR> Now, post what your ch... Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:05:48 EST What is your favorite thing about Fall? I love the weather cools down, the holidays are coming especially Christmas and the wonderful smells of baking!! Sat, 27 Sep 2008 20:04:50 EST Weekly Weigh In I was thinking about this the other day I now I see a blog by GOTTARUNL for weigh in, so I think we should start this and give each other support. <BR> <BR> Which ever day you weigh yourself, come by and post on how your weight loss has been going and what you have been doing. <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm on maintenance but I hit my goal weight July 10 at 125 and I'm still maintaining. I did lose 1/2 inch in my hips this last month so I'm pretty happy 'bout that!! <BR> <BR> Now, let's hear ... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 19:01:27 EST Weekend Challenge Sept 20 & 21 Hey everybody!! I'm getting this out a little late but still hope y'all join in on the weekend challenge. <BR> <BR> Let's challenge ourselves to do 1 thing for our mind and 1 thing for our body and 1 thing for our soul. <BR> <BR> For my mind, I am going to get started on my continuing education for tax license <BR> <BR> For my body, I am going to weed my garden and pull out some of the dead plants from summer <BR> <BR> For my soul, I am going to brush Oreo. She enjoys being brushed and ... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:09:12 EST Weekend challenge Sept 13 & 14 Hi everybody!! <BR> <BR> For our weekend challenge I wasn't going to include the body, but I read this article today from SP on Tips for a Healthy Weekend and I'm thinking different. No groans please. LOL <BR> <BR> So, we will do the same challenge as last weekend except name 2 things we will do for the body and 1 thing we will do for our mind. <BR> <BR> For my body, I will pull weeds in my garden and take a hike on Sunday. <BR> <BR> For my mind, family is coming over and I will not go in... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:46:16 EST Weekend Challenge Sept 6 & 7 I'm gonna change up the challenge for this weekend, so let me know what you think. We've been spending a lot of time working on our bodies, but I think we should also work on our minds too. <BR> <BR> For this weekend, name 1 thing you are going to do for your body and name 1 thing you are going to do for your mind. <BR> <BR> For my body, I'm going to clean the back room. It's been my "catch all" room for the entire summer and I can hardly walk in there now! <BR> <BR> For my mind, I'm go... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:02:23 EST Lose pounds with pen & ink I know I've had this as a topic before, but I just read another article on keeping a food journal. Here is a different article on the benefits of keeping a record and also the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-nutrition/tip/6731 </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 20:31:58 EST Exercising with your dog Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just read this article on exercising with your dog and what they can do for your health and wanted to share it. Follow the link below, <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=519 </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 20:18:58 EST have to send out a big brag! On Wed night, Jinxy, AKA Lil' Bit O' Hi-Jinx took and passed his TDI test! Although he has been working as a Therapy Dog for over a year and a half, I felt it best he took the test.... and BTW I have heard it said that BCs are to hyper to be Therapy Dogs.... rubbish! <BR> Nan and Jinxy CGC TDI <em>283</em> Sat, 30 Aug 2008 22:05:01 EST Weekend Challenge Aug 30 & 31 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> It's time for the weekend challenge and I need this one. It's been a birthday WEEK for DH and now we have a three day weekend. <BR> <BR> Name three things you will continue to do over the weekend to maintain your new healthy lifestyle/habits. Since it's a 3 day weekend, challenge yourself to do all three things Sat, Sun and Mon. <BR> <BR> Mine are going to be: <BR> <BR> 1) Stay in calorie range all 3 days <BR> <BR> 2) Drink 10 cups of water all 3 days <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:29:10 EST Weekend Challenge August 23 & 24 Hi everyone. Let's continue with our weekend challenge and name three things you will do over the weekend to continue you healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I will: <BR> <BR> 1) Weed my garden <BR> <BR> 2) Make sure to eat at least 5 servings of fruit & veggies both days. (I've gotten better at this one, and want to keep it that way) <BR> <BR> 3) Play with Oreo at the lake both days <BR> <BR> Now, post what your 3 things are going to be and come back on Monday and let us know how you did. <BR>... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:32:13 EST Where in the world has AussieMommy been? Well, let's see... where do I start? We got really busy at work which means no time to play online. Then someone got caught watching a movie (yes, a movie) online and now we are not allowed to get online at all! GRR!! <BR> <BR> To top that off, my laptop got a virus and crashed on me and I haven't had a chance to get it fixed yet. Which sucks even more since I'm taking online classes this term. <BR> <BR> I don't like to use my hubby's computer very often. I can't do my homework on it becau... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:08:44 EST Daily Spark In case you haven’t heard, we’ve launched a new site called, which will be devoted to blogs- covering topics like fitness, nutrition, healthy living and more! Our SP experts and coaches will be blogging and new topics will be featured on a daily basis. Similar to SparkRecipes, the site is separate from SP but you'll be able to use your SP username and password to access it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Here's an article that explains a little more ab... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:40:30 EST Weekend Challenge Aug 16 & 17 Let's do something a little different this weekend with our challenges. Name 2 things you will do extra this weekend. 2 things that you've been putting off for one reason or another. <BR> <BR> My two things are going to be: <BR> <BR> 1) Make fresh squeezed orange juice (I have an orange tree and haven't made oj for months) <BR> <BR> 2) Make Oreo her homemade liver snacks. (I got this very simple recipe several months ago and the fresh liver, which I had to freeze, so I could make them and... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:41:29 EST Weekend Challenge Aug 9 & 10 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Time to a weekend challenge. Name 3 things you will do this weekend to continue your healthy habits. <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> <BR> 1) eat 5 servings of fruit & veggies both days <BR> 2) stay in calorie range (company Sat) <BR> 3) track my food both days. <BR> <BR> Now, post what you will do for your challenge and come back on Monday and post again on how you did. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:51:40 EST For all your trail runners This guys is going to attempt to make a speed record run of the Appalachian Trail in 47 days. It's 2174 miles! <BR> <BR> Here's the link <link> </link> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 14:32:20 EST HI ladies Hi, <BR> My name is Michelle and my BC is Daisy she is 8 months old. She is a bit "high energy" as my dh would say but she's my girl and loves to give kisses. I just joined sparks a week ago today and have lot 3lbs already :) I can't wait to get to know you all better in the future. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 13:28:10 EST Change the order of your spark teams Hi all, wanted to pass on the latest SP feature. <BR> <BR> You can now change the order of your Teams- this will affect what are shown on Start page and then the order when viewing your Teams on the main SparkTeams tab and when others view your Teams on your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 19:24:36 EST Show how you're feeling with emoticons each day! <em>213</em> Hello new friends! Sun, 3 Aug 2008 16:30:37 EST Weekend Challenge Time Hi everyone! It's that time. Let's keep this one going. Name 3 things you will do this weekend to continue your health goals. <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> <BR> 1) EAT 5 servings of fruit & veggies, both days <BR> <BR> 2) Weed my garden <BR> <BR> 3) Exercise both days with Oreo at the lake. <BR> <BR> Now, lets here your challenges for the weekend and come back on Monday and let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> We can do it team!! Fri, 1 Aug 2008 16:58:50 EST New Spark Page feature Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> SP has a new sparkpage photo feature. <BR> <BR> ) You can now add up to 50 photos to your gallery, up from 25. <BR> <BR> 2) You can now also change the order of your photos. Go to Edit SparkPage, the click Edit My Photo Gallery. You can then put your mouse on any photo to move it around the page, and click Save at the bottom left when you are finished. <BR> <BR> Now we can add more pictures of our fur-babies <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:18:50 EST Time for the weekend challenge of July 26 & 27 <em>213</em> Hi there, hope everyone had a good week. Now it's time for the weekend. Let's challenge ourselves to 3 things we will do this weekend to continue our healthy lifestyles. <BR> <BR> Mine will be: <BR> <BR> 1) Eat at least 5 servings of fruit & veggies each day. <BR> <BR> 2) Weed my garden, it needs it bad. <BR> <BR> 3) Play with Oreo, she got kinda neglected on vacation. Too much driving and not enough playing. <BR> <BR> Post your challenges and come back Monday and let u... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:01:33 EST Weekend Challenge July 12 & 13 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> It's time for the weekend challenge! How this goes is you make a commitment to yourself for this weekend and tell us 3 things you will do over the weekend (both Sat and Sunday...together) to continue your health goals. <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink at least 8 cups of water daily <BR> <BR> 2) Eat at least 5 servings of fruit & veggies daily!!! (I'm having a hard time with this one). <BR> <BR> 3) Stay in calorie range both days. This is important to me beca... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:32:05 EST Touching story This is the most amazing story you will ever be a part of. The next time YOU think that you just CAN’T ___, remember THIS story and attached video. <BR> A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' <BR> The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. <BR> They went on to complete the marathon together. <BR> Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. <BR> ... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 17:43:08 EST Keeping a food diary I read this article today and really liked it. It's called "keep a food diary, lose twice as much weight". <BR> <BR> Personally, I have to say it works. Last summer DH and I went on several different trips. Each time, I kept track of my food for each day in a journal. It helped me to keep in mind what I had eaten and what I should or need to eat (veggies and fruit). When I came home, I didn't have the extra weight gain we normally get from vacations. <BR> <BR> Follow this link <BR> <... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:22:10 EST Border Collies Are the Best!! I am New! Hi! i am Kathee of tampa FL. I have a 3month old BC pup. Her name is Bella. I had one before her, but she passed away. I love the breed!! Thu, 3 Jul 2008 22:18:24 EST Weekend Challenge July 5 & 6 How this goes is you make a commitment to yourself for this weekend and tell us 3 things you will do over the weekend (both Sat and Sunday...together) to move yourself closer to your health goals. <BR> <BR> Now, since it's a 3 day weekend for some of us, you can include Friday, 4th of July, but you don't have to. <BR> <BR> I'll start and I'm going to include the 4 of July: <BR> <BR> 1) I'll get at least 8 glasses of water each day. <BR> <BR> 2) Play & swim in the lake all three day wit... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 15:06:07 EST Show of hands.......... Who likes to do weekend challenges? Not hard, just something that keeps you working towards your goals on the weekends? I personally love them. I always have a tendency to slip on the weekends and with these challenges, it keeps me in line, even if I don't get them all done. <BR> <BR> For those of us who aren't sure what a weekend challenge is, it's 3 things you will do over the weekend (2 days) to continue your healthy habits and help reach your goals. Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:08:01 EST New puppy today! Hi Border Collie Lovers! I am excited to join your group! <BR> I am so happy to announce the rescue-adoption of my male puppy mix of Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and Heeler. He Is about 12 weeks old. I bought him from a local rescue, unfortunately I think I rescued him from the rescue. He has worms, ticks, and seems weak. I will take him in for his free check-up on Monday. The vet at Petsmart removed the tick for me, and said he should be fine, but he will need some medicine. <em>2</... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 20:59:20 EST Copy meals from one day to another Wanted to pass on another new feature from SP. <BR> <BR> Copy meals from one day to another. Now you can copy meals from one day to another. This has been a long-standing request from our members who eat a lot of the same (or similar) foods and meals day-to-day and week-to-week. It will help you save time when tracking! Once you track at least one food for a meal, a “Copy this meal to another day” link will display next to the meal name. Click the link and a calendar will pop up, where you ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:39:45 EST Spark streaks Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just want to let everyone know we a new feature and I wanted to share it with you in case you haven't already heard about it. <BR> <BR> It's called SparkStreaks. SparkStreaks give you a way to challenge yourself to reach certain goals every day (or week or month if you'd like). You can view and manage your SparkStreaks by clicking on My Home/Start, then finding a link to SparkStreaks in the "myTools" section on the left of the page. <BR> <BR> And, if you have team goal... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:37:32 EST Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day! Sun, 11 May 2008 10:04:58 EST New Team for Aussies! I have made a new team of my own. There's already one for several dog breeds, but there was no Australian Shepherd one until now! Stop by my page for the link to the team, check out the team, join, tell your friends, participate, and let's have fun! Sat, 10 May 2008 13:21:38 EST For all you dog lovers.... I got this in an email and I thought I’d share it… <BR> <BR> This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced.. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. <BR> <BR> Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God woul... Fri, 9 May 2008 09:42:20 EST Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner 'Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner' as <BR> dictated by the pet. <BR> <BR> 1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. <BR> Any separation from you is likely to be painful. <BR> <BR> 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. <BR> <BR> 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. <BR> <BR> 4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But , I have only you. <BR> <BR> 5. Talk t... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:42:38 EST Hi all Border Collie lovers. Hi all and glad to be here. I have just one Border Collie. Her name is Oreo. One husband. His name is Mike and I'm Ronda. Looking forward to chatting with everyone. Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:08:19 EST got some great Puppy Pics? fun contest is a site where you can send in a confession about your dog, or from your dog (they explain it better on the site). the dogfessions are 4x6 cards decorated and mailed in. There are contests with super prizes (I know I've won A LOT of them). My B/C PJpupp is even on the back cover of the Dogfessions book that is coming out in a few months!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, each entry to earns a charity in NY a buck apiece. For March and April, they are adding PUPPYFESSIONS an... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 19:55:14 EST Frustrated with neighbor dog We have a pitbull that lives across the street and he/she (whatever) occasionally gets out of its yard or lets itself out of the house. For this reason, we feel we can't walk our dog in the neighborhood like we'd like to. Thankfully, we have a fairly large fenced yard that our Rez can play in. About a week ago, my hubby was preparing to open the door and let her out, and he spotted the neighbor dog in our jumped the fence! I was outraged and called the police. To my surprise, he sho... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:40:45 EST A Dog's Purpose I had to share this with all of you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Dog's Purpose, (from a 6-year-old) Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog i... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 20:17:21 EST I'm new! My name is Karla. I have 3 Border Collies and a Schnauzer mix, she is an honorary BC. I enjoy my dog girls. They are our "kids" since our human kids are grown, married & live on their own. I am glad I found other BC lovers! Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:52:51 EST My Poor Logan!!! We got the craziest snow/ice storm here yesterday. It snowed, then rained and froze over, so there is a layer of ice over everything. Usually, Logan loves the snow, but he can't figure out why he isn't sinking into it. Every time I take him out, he just tucks his tail, walks around nervously, and sniffs around. I finally got him to pee last night in an area near the building that was partially melted, but this morning, he wouldn't go at all! I know he has to. He just doesn't know what t... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:06:50 EST border collie clip I thought this was cute <BR> <BR><BR>ery=cowboy+monkey&search=Search <BR> <BR> hope it works, if not, look for "cowboy monkey" on you tube. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:00:48 EST I got the coolest pet first aid kit today I got a package in the mail today. <BR> In it is the coolest dog first aid kit. <BR> <BR> The kit is in a nylon zip bag aprox 7" x 7" x 5" deep. Inside of it are over 60 items! and on the outside is an emergency whistle. <BR> <BR> Included are: <BR> Anti bacterial soap, blanket/tarp <BR> collapaible food and water bowl <BR> cpr shield <BR> 4" roll flex wrap <BR> K9 Quencher electrolyet replacement <BR> leash <BR> Re-sealable bags <BR> Clean up bag <BR> emergency ID tag <BR> sissors <BR> Kwi... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:41:38 EST What did your BC do for fun today? I thought I'd introduce a new topic that might get us "chatting". How about we post here regularly to say what our BC friends are up to? Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:40:11 EST Cats Jalapeno Ann, <BR> I was reading about Tess and Sonic, and see you have a big old cat. We also have a big old cat (though I bet your Maine Coon is much bigger!). When we first got Oreo June 2006 we had two cats, one of whom died of cancer last fall. Oreo has never been nice to the cats. Rocky, the one who died, stood up to him a bit, but Stinky now never comes out of the basement except late at night and early in the morning, when Oreo is in his crate. Otherwise Oreo barks at him and sc... Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:32:59 EST You and your collie! Tell us about your collie. Whats great about him/her. my poor girl, shes old. Shes about 13 now. But boy shes still got some fight in her. I have a 1 yr old shar pei that she loves to play with. She loves attention very affectionate. Poor girl, I have cats and this is the second time one of my cats got her eye. I feel so bad for her. oh by the way her name is Chelsey Sun, 2 Sep 2007 17:10:33 EST Border collie calendar girls Hi everyone, <BR> Charlie and I adopted Sonic and Tess through Border <BR> Collie Rescue. They are having a contest to select rescued dogs to be <BR> "calendar" boys or girls. I have submitted some photos of both the dogs. <BR> We would LOVE it if you checked out this link <BR> and voted for our girls. You can only <BR> submit 1 vote every 24 hours. Our dogs are in the the 6th row, last 3 <BR> photos. There is also another one of Sonic in the 9th... Mon, 6 Aug 2007 13:26:59 EST Dock Diving We'd talked about dock diving a while back. I just put a picture of each of my dogs (border collie Oreo and Golden Retriever Skylar) diving for tennis balls on my spark page. Skylar is still the distance champ in our family, but Oreo is getting pretty good too. He won't compete with Skylar though. I have to hold Skylar back or Oreo won't go for it. Mon, 6 Aug 2007 09:20:26 EST Broken toe Poor Oreo has a broken toe. He has a cut on the same foot, and we (us and the vet) thought that's why he was hobbling. He's been on antibiotics and we've been doing compresses, and the cut has been healing nicely. When the limp got even worse yesterday I took him back in and the vet discovered the broken toe. She guesses he got both injuries at the same time, and while we were treating the cut we weren't giving the toe enough rest, so it got worse. :-(. Poor guy. So no running for Oreo f... Wed, 20 Jun 2007 14:48:22 EST summer cut I've had my big old golden cut very short the past two summers. He was getting hot spots (bad fungal infections of the skin) and ear infections which were both because we swim a lot and he was wet all the time. The shave solved the problem totally. A happy side effect is that he was much more comfortable during hot spells. The sad side effect is that he ends up looking kind of goofy. <BR> <BR> Have any of you ever shorn your border collies in the summer? My groomer asked me if I wanted to ... Thu, 7 Jun 2007 21:19:03 EST Skunked!! Oreo got skunked on our run this morning. It happened once last fall too. My dog Zorra (who died almost exactly a year ago) was sprayed at least 3 times a year for all of her 12 years, so I've developed a pretty effective deskunking routine. :-) I'm hoping that Oreo learns, as my golden did, to leave those cute black and white critters alone! <BR> <BR> Jenny Sun, 3 Jun 2007 09:17:03 EST Proud Mommy Oreo just graduated from Advanced Obedience tonight .... I'm so proud :-) <BR> <BR> Jenny Thu, 31 May 2007 21:10:54 EST Hello All !! Hi There, <BR> I'm new to Spark People and I'm also quite new to Border Collies. I have a female that's just over a year old. We adopted her from the Niagara Falls Humane Society. She a wonderful girl and fit right into our pet family. <BR> Although I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to get her to stop chasing squirrels.......she's NUTS !! Mon, 14 May 2007 14:41:08 EST recalled foods - rat poison Rat poison may have tainted pet foodDiscovery means good news for sick animals <BR> <BR> (3/23/07) - ABC News has learned that investigators have determined that a rodent-killing chemical is the toxin in the tainted pet food that has killed several animals. <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------------------------------- <BR> Also on <BR> <BR> Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search <BR> <BR> ---------... Fri, 23 Mar 2007 13:08:39 EST About This Months Cover Dog The Feb 2007 cover dog is Harpur's PJpupp, a 8 year old smooth coated border collie. <BR> <BR> She likes agility, sheepherding and going to dog school. Her favorite activity is chasing her frisbee in the surf at the dog beach and dropping it in the water for her mom to fish out. She doesn't get too upset when one washes away though. <BR> <BR> PJ is a proud canine ambassador for the Active Care line of dog food by Breeder's Choice. <BR> <BR> She lives in Los Angeles with her canine brother ... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 17:13:32 EST want AKC to allow mixed breeds? survey <BR> <BR> <BR> Give your opinion! Thu, 22 Feb 2007 17:44:08 EST Hello! I am a recent Spark joiner and haven't quite reached my first two weeks yet. I posted to the dog lover list when I first joined asking if there were any Border Collie lovers out there. No replies specific to BC's but lots of dog lovers! I just now thought to try and search by group name and found this group! I have two BC's, one BC mix and a hound mix. I am involved in BC rescue for about four years. My spark page has a couple photos of my two BC's Lucy Lu and Buddy. Glad to have found... Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:50:56 EST Any losers in here? I'm one! Whoo Hoo joined sp on 1/15/07. <BR> today i'm down 17 lbs <BR> 4" off my waist <BR> 4" off my hips <BR> 3/4" off my neck <BR> <BR> 1/2 lb off my Rat Terrier <BR> 3 lbs off the Border Collie <BR> 4 lbs off the Shepherd mix :) <BR> <BR> PuppPower Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:35:11 EST Lets hear your B/C stories / brags and crys too Can't wait to hear your dog stories! Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:19:48 EST Introduce yourself and your dogs here Hi Welcome to the group. <BR> <BR> I currently have 1 Border Collie that lives with me (PJpupp)along with a Rat Terrier and a big Shepherd mix. PJ is a black and white smooth coat b/c with one flop ear. <BR> <BR> My other Border Collie (Rocky)is a loaner dog from my sheepherding teacher. He is new to me, as the one I had been competiting with passed away in early January. Rocky is a smooth - med coated tri b/c with flop ears. <BR> <BR> Love to hear about your dogs! Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:35:45 EST