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  Hello (again)
Posted by: Fergus10 - 2 hours ago - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (1)

Hello everyone!

I'm back. I have been a member for years but haven't logged in for a long long time! I didn't realise the forum was still going so I'm interested to be back. I recognise a few old faces and looking forward to get to know some new ones.

A little about my border. He's called Fergus (Locheil Last Man Standing), 7 years old and I've had him since he was 10 weeks old. He is a wonderful character with boundless energy and kisses.

Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Addison's disease just before his third birthday which has resulted in an excessive amount of vets trips over the years but my miracle lives on! I may start another thread to see if anyone else has experience of Addison's disease. It's very rare so its hard to find others!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.


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  Greg, Eclipse question
Posted by: only-borders - Yesterday, 12:46 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

While watching the eclipse I was wondering what airplane pilots do during this time. Do you know if they have to take precautions? 

Do you know of any other fun facts you could share with us? For those of you who don't know, Greg is like a major in the air force.  Wink

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  The roomie is back for a week...
Posted by: Ember - Yesterday, 11:48 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

... and Ember approves.

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  White Mountains
Posted by: Loyal Border - 08-20-2017, 08:37 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

Sorry everyone that I wasn't around last week. I was on vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with my family. And just as a bit of a warning now, this post is pic heavy.

We didn't do too much in terms of hiking but definitely a lot of driving and sightseeing.

We found a trail that ran by a clear river that eventually led to the Appalachian Trail. We didn't stay on that for very long.
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We spent a lot of time at Mt. Washington. The first time we went it was too late to climb to the top so we just went half way. On the way up we saw a waterfall (hey GM, it's vacation! Big Grin). There was also a neat little cabin but you can't even see the top from there.
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(What you see in this next pic is not the top of Mount Washington)
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We went on a road that had a lot of stops for sightseeing.
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On a different day we actually did climb to the top of Mt Washington.
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Yes we are higher up than some of these clouds.
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I didn't even realize he was making this face until after I reviewed my pics.
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View from the top
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The last day there we went to a candy store that apparently has the longest candy counter in the world. I didn't get any pics of that but they had signs that I thought some of you here might appreciate.
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It's nice to be back home now but sad that vacation is over. Anyways, I'm back here until next vacation! Big Grin

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  Article on Linguistics and Border Collies
Posted by: Ember - 08-20-2017, 07:57 AM - Forum: Working Dogs, Sports, & Training - Replies (1)

Gideon's mom this is exactly what you were talking about in another thread!


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  My new Office / Training Room!
Posted by: Ember - 08-20-2017, 07:24 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - No Replies

I have Kairo for 2 weeks again. She is the first real user of the training room Smile

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  Last Minute Vacation
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 08-17-2017, 07:41 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (9)

We took a last minute vacation to visit family before school started.  We stayed with family in a lovely home on 20 acres. 




I think my girls thought we had gone to Disneyland!  They loved running in the field every morning. 

The happiest place on earth!

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  Ember's Intolerance Testing
Posted by: Ember - 08-17-2017, 10:11 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - Replies (8)

I'm going to keep this here as a log, but I figured since we are now fully on Raw, I can start trying out this intolerance testing thing. For those who don't know Darwins is broken down by protein, so 1 protein per packet. However there are fruit/veggie mixed in already, so I can't filter them out.

Current proteins to filter out:


Additional protein coming:

How many days is a decent test? Im going to start with Beef since I have the most of it, and then chicken right after (my suspected culprit).

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  Motivational Poster (Love the One class)
Posted by: Ember - 08-17-2017, 08:52 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (8)

So the "Love the One" class is for those who don't feel that special "working partnership" bond with their dogs - and I definitely have not felt that. Yes I downright adore my dog, and I KNOW she loves me, but she is NOT a working partner yet. Most of this course is directed toward the human's emotions and motivators with very light looks at the dog (I haven't submitted a video yet and don't plan to for the next 3 lectures I'm catching up on).

One of our homework assignments was to come up with a motivational poster that would epitomize what you envision your perfect bond to look like. Most people, with FDSA being a sports dog school, had pictures of happy teams competing in different sports or playing with their dog. Being that I had no pictures of this to go on, and not wanting to "pick" a sport for my poster without knowing if Ember is even into sports, I was forced to really rethink our relationship.

And in all honesty, I could probably come up with a better, more "future bond" one, but I needed a good reminder of what I already had. This picture was taken within the last couple of weeks, and I don't remember when or by whom. But is has instantly become one of my absolute favorites.

My challenge to you - do the same, even if you already have a working relationship. What does yours look like? What do you wish it look like? Post it below!

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Heart Sisterhood of the Traveling Fur-pants
Posted by: Ember - 08-17-2017, 07:27 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

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