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#1 Tommy Coyote

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:29 AM

His name is Gus and he doesn't weigh 9 pounds. He is putting him on sheep and writing about it.

He did good this last time. The first time the sheep ran over him.

Poor Gus. and the scary thing is that readers don't know there is anything wrong with this.

And at the bottom of the page he asks for donations.

I am on my phone so can't post a link but just put in Bedlam Farm and it comes right up.

 

 

 

I WAS WRONG.  HE ISN'T A BORDER COLLIE.  Thank goodness.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

:lol:  Gus isn't a border collie:

 

"I'm not sure exactly what happened, since Boston Terriers are not herding dogs and don't have the herding eye." (http://www.bedlamfarm.com/)

 

After seeing that in the last post on the home page, I searched "Gus." He's definitely not a border collie. Look at the portrait in the 8/7 entry. http://www.bedlamfarm.com/?s=gus


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

You are right.  The picture on my phone was so little he looked like like a BC  puppy.  I take care of a Boston and mostly she just like to chase things.  But she backs down in a hurry.  The cats just stand and stare at her and she is careful to go around them.  But she does like to chase. 

 

He said he had an imported dog from Wales named Faith.  Is that dog a border collie?  Has he given up on border collies?

 

Boy, that would be great news.  I always feel so sorry for his dogs.

 

And his books are pretty big sellers.  Or they used to be.  If he is asking for donations maybe they don't sell so well anymore.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

According to his blogs, he has an imported border collie named Fate who's from Wales.

 

I didn't read a lot so may have missed it, but didn't see any mentions of a dog named Faith.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:23 PM

/That is the dog.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:43 PM

Here's hoping he wreaks his havoc with something other than Border Collies.

I have to say that with the prodigious amount of drivel he puts out (who reads all.that.stuff anyway?) he does occasionally say something worthwhile but it's not worth wading through what isn't to find what little might be.

"Tremendous instinct but doesn'the like to push sheep around" - what does that mean? About as meaningful as "blazingly fast but doesn't like to run."
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:44 AM

Fate was not imported from Wales. She was bred in the US from imported parents. Not that it matters, ultimately, but we may as well be accurate.

 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:02 AM

^^ Interesting.

 

I was only going on what he said in his blogs. After you posted this, Julie, just for curiosity's sake I went back and searched for "Wales." He mentions Fate's from Wales in at least 4 posts: http://www.bedlamfarm.com/?s=wales Is he fibbing?


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#9 Liz P

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

Imported in utero maybe?

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:10 PM

Imported in dam isn't the same as having been "bred in the US from imported parents."


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#11 Sue R

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:20 PM

Perhaps Julie is aware of what actually is the situation, and the rest of us can only surmise.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:15 PM

Here's hoping he wreaks his havoc with something other than Border Collies.

I have to say that with the prodigious amount of drivel he puts out (who reads all.that.stuff anyway?) he does occasionally say something worthwhile but it's not worth wading through what isn't to find what little might be.

"Tremendous instinct but doesn'the like to push sheep around" - what does that mean? About as meaningful as "blazingly fast but doesn't like to run."

Sue, your comment on running made me laugh. :-)

 

Here's hoping that something, anything, stops him from wreaking havoc with ANY dogs.

 

That man doesn't deserve to have a dog at all.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:14 PM

This ^^^^.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

^^ Interesting.
 
I was only going on what he said in his blogs. After you posted this, Julie, just for curiosity's sake I went back and searched for "Wales." He mentions Fate's from Wales in at least 4 posts: http://www.bedlamfarm.com/?s=wales Is he fibbing?

 
He's certainly stretching the truth. I know who Fate's parents are and they are, indeed, both from Wales and imported to the US on separate occasions. Fate's dam was imported in whelp but Fate wasn't from that litter, she was from a later litter. Fate was bred and born right here in the good ol' USA. I know this for a fact because I had a littermate.
 
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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), and Twist (11/2001-11/2016, you were my once-in-a-lifetime dog and forever my BEST girl)

The current pack:
Lark, Phoebe, Pipit, Birdie, Kiskadee (Kiss), Rue, Corbie, and Kite!

Willow's Rest, Tunis, Tunis mules, Leicester longwool, Teeswater, Border Leicester, and Gulf Coast Native sheep


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:26 PM

Stretching the truth or, rather, ignorant or lying? I think if you stretch the truth that far, you've got to be ignorant of what you are claiming or outright lying. The truth only stretches so far before it's broken.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:43 PM

Alternative facts? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

We all know that this individual doesn't have a clue what he is doing with dogs. So ignorance is a given.

 

But I would be willing to bet that he knows perfectly well that his dog was born in the USA. After all, he did not go to Wales to get the puppy, nor did he have her shipped here.

So, lying.

Not the worst of his poor characteristics by far.


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and family.

Left to right: Kit, Jester, Boo, Digger

 

 

Mydogs12-2013Smaller.jpg
"You gonna throw that?" --Jester:  2001 - June 24 2016. Remembered with much love.
"I'm grouchier than you are" --Kit

"I love everyone!" -- Boo

(Boing! Boing! Boing!)--Digger

And not pictured, Benjamin the cat, who thinks he is a small border collie with superpowers.

 

 

 


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

Or it could just be his inept way of trying to say his dog is from Welsh lines. All you have to do is read his blog to know he's not a good writer. Why should anyone be surprised to find that his writing lacks veracity? And if you're not a good writer and no one is editing or fact checking you, then you can say what you want, the facts be damned. The dog's parents came from Wales, ergo the dog is from Wales--that's Katz's reality....

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~Vincent van Gogh

mydogs_small2.jpg
Julie Poudrier
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), and Twist (11/2001-11/2016, you were my once-in-a-lifetime dog and forever my BEST girl)

The current pack:
Lark, Phoebe, Pipit, Birdie, Kiskadee (Kiss), Rue, Corbie, and Kite!

Willow's Rest, Tunis, Tunis mules, Leicester longwool, Teeswater, Border Leicester, and Gulf Coast Native sheep


Visit me on Facebook at Poudrier and Crowder, Set Out Specialists (P&C, SOS)

#19 D'Elle

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

Maybe that is Katz's "alternate facts"

 

How he ever got a book published is a mystery to me. It must be who you know, because you are right, Julie, he can't write his way out of a wet paper bag.


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and family.

Left to right: Kit, Jester, Boo, Digger

 

 

Mydogs12-2013Smaller.jpg
"You gonna throw that?" --Jester:  2001 - June 24 2016. Remembered with much love.
"I'm grouchier than you are" --Kit

"I love everyone!" -- Boo

(Boing! Boing! Boing!)--Digger

And not pictured, Benjamin the cat, who thinks he is a small border collie with superpowers.

 

 

 



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