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  People foods
Posted by: only-borders - 10-06-2017, 05:01 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (12)

Do you feed any of these to your dog? If so, which ones and have you noticed any changes since you started?


I feed everything on the list except, seaweed and parsley. The most recent addition was the coconut oil which was added to their daily diet about 3 years ago. It took a few weeks but I did notice a much softer and shinier coat. 
Everything else on the list is in rotation in their diets.

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  Don't put a beach dweller in the mountains without backup...
Posted by: Ember - 10-03-2017, 03:27 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (7)

On my way home from the wedding in Virginia this weekend, I ended up hitting a deer on the highway. Someone up ahead of me hit it first and well, I put it out of it's misery, to the detriment of my engine. Thankfully it was already down for the count so my little car wasn't demolished. The bumper has to be replaced and I managed to shove the radiator, compresser, and cooling fans up agains the engine - instant overheat with 5 hours left to go to get home.

Thankfully Onstar and my car's warrantee paid for towing to the closest dealership, my hotel room, and a rental, and the rental worked with me to let me drive it home the next day, so I am home, no worse for the wear and only $15 broke. My car is still 5 hours away in Danville, Virginia, and will cost me no more than $500 (and most likely exactly) to get it fixed - thankfully the rest is covered by insurance.

Moral of the story - if you have the options of Onstar/Dealer Warrantee - TAKE IT!

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  Hello form Maya, River, Kane and Yvonne
Posted by: MayaRiver - 10-01-2017, 05:53 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (10)

Hi everyone my name is Yvonne and I have three dogs plus a household of other animals. We live on the West (wet) Coast of British Columbia.
Maya is my five year female black tri BC, River my 6 month old red tri BC and Kane my two year old German Shepard cross (OK, my husband owns then all too).

I don't do much with Maya besides continuous obedience. She loves her hikes, plus I can get her to jump or climb on just about anything, and playing ball, she will fetch for hours. She also loves chasing waves. I have done some training of agility with her and will practice now and then but no competing as she will double back to me if she gets too far ahead. I tried scent work with her to engage her brain but she wont work more then twenty feet away from me and she would get bored of searching, so I can only practice with her for about ten minutes tops.

River is going through obedience right now and hopefully soon will get into scent training. I'm hoping to train him for our city's dog group search and rescue. Even if we can not get certified they still let people come and train. I will probably also get him into agility. Of course right now he is on rest as he decided to strain his front leg.

Kane is the playmate to both and the unofficial guard dog for the property. I mean we do have bears, cougars, bobcats, and the mean flower eating deer to guard the household against.

River, Maya, and Kane


River and Maya

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Music Hi all! Meet Ember :)
Posted by: TagsMckenzie - 10-01-2017, 02:42 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (15)

        About a month ago I brought home this snuggly pup and aptly named her Ember, or Em for short. We live at the beach and Em loves the water! (a little too much) The first time she saw the ocean she ran down the length of a 30 ft high pier and jumped straight into the ocean. Imagine this ball of fur flying through the air into the ocean and a panicked chick hauling her soggy butt back to shore on a board! Now she knows better and prefers to eat carpet and bark at lamps. 

Also, a question! To me she looks to be a red merle but interestingly she has a black nose with a tiny fleck of pink in it. What's the lil rascals coat pattern so I can give a proper answer when asked? Thanks!

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Posted by: only-borders - 10-01-2017, 05:31 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (5)

Cheer Cheer Cheer Happy Birthday  Cheer Cheer Cheer

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  They Grow so Fast!
Posted by: Bronwen - 09-30-2017, 01:42 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (6)

Mabli is 11 weeks old today and its a week after he 2nd set of jabs so vet said it was ok to take her out.  The weather was exceedingly wet today so decided to take her to Bron's favourite woodlands (our thinking was it'd be quiet in terms of people and other dogs given the inclement conditions).  We wanted it quiet as thought people & dogs as well as a new environment would be a little overwhelming.  She's growing so fast - over 2kg in less than 3 weeks!

Woodland was good (minor issue with Bron trying to be boss and knocking Mabli over and being rough with her at times)

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  Horde of Border Collies
Posted by: Loyal Border - 09-27-2017, 08:29 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (9)

My sister showed me this. I must say, that's a lot of border collies! Yikes Apparently they were trying to break some unofficial record of most BCs gathering in one place. Maybe we could try this. We would only need about 600 more BCs to break the record if we all gathered together. Tongue

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  Happy 3rd Birthday Chance
Posted by: kristin92 - 09-27-2017, 07:55 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (6)

my baby boy turned 3 today. his day was filled with hamburger and carrots, a 2.5 mile walk with me (that included playing in the water, chasing birds and just sniffing all around), unfortunately a bath but it ended with quality time with momma for a bit while chewing on his trachea treat and now i’m sure cuddling with papa.

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Posted by: Ellie - 09-27-2017, 04:28 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - No Replies


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Posted by: only-borders - 09-25-2017, 04:27 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (13)

A bat decided to fly down the chimney to our gas fireplace last night. He has just now come out and is hanging there. 

I'm afraid to take the glass off the one side to try to get him because the opening would be about 3 ft by 3 ft. Not sure we could get him fast enough before he could fly away. 
He has cute toes.  Rolleyes Anyone have experience with bats or suggestions on how to remove him?



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