So long and thank you for your great questions and challenges
Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:42 PM
Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:42 PM
Border Collies: Devon, Teak, Jess, & Gus
Kitties: Merry Cat & Mr. Magoo
Chickens and Sheep
Forever in my heart: Daisy 3/6/2008 - 12/20/2015
"Live the life you love. Love the life you live."
Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:56 PM
Poetry in motion with Sophie, Taz, Meg, Ike, and puppy Gus!
And Craig waiting at the bridge.
See profiles of many top competitors from the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals in Carbondale, Colorado
Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:57 PM
Celt, Megan, and Dan
"When the chips are down, watch where you step."
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." - author unknown
Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:31 PM
I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.
~Vincent van Gogh
New Kent, VA
Beloved, and living in memory: Willow (6/1997-5/2014, run free, my heart), Boy (3/1995-10/2010, RIP), Jill (8/1996-5/2012, RIP), Farleigh (12/1998-7/2014, RIP), Kat (4/2000-6/2015, I miss you, my sweet, funny little clown), Twist (11/2001-11/2016, you were my once-in-a-lifetime dog and forever my BEST girl), and Phoebe (7/2006-8/2017, gone too soon).
The current pack: Lark, Pipit (Pip), Birdie, Kiskadee (Kiss), Rue, Corbie, Kite, Cooper, and little Lonesome Dove!
Willow's Rest, Tunis, Tunis mules, Leicester Longwool, Teeswater, Border Leicester, Karakul, and Gulf Coast Native sheep
Visit me on Facebook at Poudrier and Crowder, Set Out Specialists (P&C, SOS)
Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:58 PM
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera
Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:58 AM
I am one of the people who have benefited greatly from your advice. Being a great handler and being a great teacher are not necessarily the same things, and I always appreciate people's advice in the handicapped-by-remote-communication situation which makes it harder to respond. But your responses had all the ingredients of excellently formed and useful advice.
The two mistakes people often make are giving pat answers and limiting oneself to (constructive of course)criticism. However, rather than matching a problem to a ready-made solution, your advice was always individual, replying to a particular situation and you always made sure to include encouragement and good points which set up a good basis for the actual work with one's dog.
Thank you again for all your terrific help!
Maja (with Bonnie - who'd be very grateful if she only knew)
"Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds" - Prov. 27-23
Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:18 AM
Always thought this was an amazingly cool feature on the forum, "ask an expert".
"Milli manns og hests og hunds hangir leyniþráður"
Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:23 AM
Renzo: First dog, resident non-BC
Pippin, Rafe, Kyzer, Lad, Zac, and Scout: the BC crew
Fox, Lars, Milo, Xeno, Callie, and Barn Kitty: Kitties
Rest in Peace: Theka, Macchi, Ness, Fritz, Inji and Tansy
Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:26 PM
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