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Olivia

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  1. It's the green kind that coats the walls and looks bubbly floating on the surface.
  2. I have 10 katadhin sheep, 2 anatolian guardian dogs and 3 border collies. I have several water troughs around the fields for drinking and dunking. I'm having a terrible time with the black plastic troughs growing copious algae. I can scrub them and they are back to green the next day. The metal troughs don't do it. Any suggestions? I really want the animals to have clean, fresh water, it's so blasted hot! Thanks!
  3. I have 10 katadhin sheep, 2 anatolian guardian dogs and 3 border collies. I have several water troughs around the fields for drinking and dunking. I'm having a terrible time with the black plastic troughs growing copious algae. I can scrub them and they are back to green the next day. The metal troughs don't do it. Any suggestions? I really want the animals to have clean, fresh water, it's so blasted hot! Thanks!
  4. Oh yeah! Definitely raw! The Chi chews the tips very carefully. Looks like the crested will be up to whole wings. Can I whack them a couple of times with a hammer? He's still learning this chewing bones thing (clearly) and gets frustrated easily when he is hungry. Thanks y'all! Olivia
  5. This isn't about my border collies but y'all are some of the most knowledgeable dog people I know so I just thought I'd ask. I have a 3.5 month old Chinese Crested boy who swallowed a chicken wing tip whole last night. When I make bbq wings I keep the tips and usually give them to my chihuahua. Last night I figured the other little dog in the house could have one too. He just straight up swallowed it. How worried should I be? He's acting fine so far, has not pooped yet though (not unusual, he doesn't poop after dinner, waits to first thing in the am). Thanks! Olivia
  6. My b/w older male does fine in the heat in his older age. As a youngster he would get wobbly after playing in the heat though. The younger b/w male does fine. My dark red girl (passed away last year) was always fine in the heat as well. Now my red merle girl, very light colored in general, has hated the heat from the get go. When she was a baby pup in the summer she hated being held or touched and would pant constantly and lay on the tile floors. She has adjusted over the years to heat but she still does not like it. She can work in the heat though. Ask these dogs are rough coated. So I guess to me it seems like an individual dog thing, not necessarily a color thing.
  7. Well, my husband and I are currently under contract for a beautiful, 17 acre little farm. We will be building a house on the site which will hopefully start in July. The land includes a large metal 3 sided barn which we are enclosing for the tractor and livestock if needed. It also has a large overhang on the back. The land has been previously used for cattle and has hand set wooden fence posts with 4 board fencing around the entire perimeter but no cross fencing. There are lots of gates and a cattle sorting system that has a loading ramp as well. There are several watering troughs that are plumbed into the well that have the large balls that the animals have to push down to access the water. Are those suitable for sheep? It also has a small pond. We will not be adding sheep for a year or so but will hopefully have a small hobby flock and will sell to the local specialty market. It's exciting but a bit scary too. I've always wanted my own little farm and it looks like my dream might just be about to come true.
  8. My young boy is now 19 months old, I got him at 4 months old. He was leggy at that time and my older dogs were so good that I forgot how tempting grilled hot dogs are just sitting on the counter. Well, he got highly rewarded for counter surfing with those yummy hot dogs. That started several months of him trying to check out the counter constantly. But we were vigilant, saying "ah, ah leave it" when we heard him in the kitchens and he was crated during the day and at night so he couldn't reward himself again. It took a few months but he no longer even looks at the counter. I still don't entirely trust him loose when we are at work all day so he is created at that time but he is fine at nigh and we are working toward daytime being out of his crate. I guess my point is that if you can prevent the behaviour for a length of time she may just forget her interest. Also, crating to prevent behaviors that can be deviating is not even a question in my opinion. My boy will survive being in his crate, he might not survive getting in the trash. As far as the mousetrap idea goes, I had a friend who did this but she set them up upright and placed a layer of newspaper over them do they would still pop but not pinch.
  9. Ha Ha! Yes, I was trying to give her something to live up to that's positive with the name. If I named her appropriately it would be Chaos or Tornado!
  10. Thanks! We went to home depot and the guy scratched a piece of laminate flooring with his knife and told us that it would scratch very easily. It seems like a knife pint and dog nails are very different but I just wanted some first hand recommendations.
  11. Hello all, My current foster is having a difficult time finding an appropriate home so I thought I'd post here and see if that might help. She is a 9 month old Border Collie (?) mix. She is extremely high energy, athletic (I have paw prints over my head on my screen door and I've seen her jump a 5 foot fence from a standstill) and is quite reactive. Now by reactive I don't mean aggressive, she just reacts to everything she sees, from trying to chase blowing leaves to constantly be on the move investigating everything. She is a great example of a dog that was never taught an "off switch" so we are working on installing one and teaching her how to have down time in the house where she doesn't have to be running around and constantly playing with the other dogs. She is very sweet and desperately wants to be a good girl, she just isn't sure how. She does come from a known abusive past. The previous owners admitted to kicking her and encouraging their kids to hit her on the head when she jumped up. She was quite hand shy when she arrived but now comes when called, sits, downs, waits to eat and started a little bit of agility. She is looking for a home that would pursue a dog sport with her and this is proving difficult to find. She is a petite girl, around 28 lbs and shorter than my 19" girl. Now, introducing Zen! Here she is with my two boys, showing how little she is
  12. Thanks y'all! We are definitely not DIYers. We will be depending on the builders to install everything. I did hear about luxury vinyl tiles that are supposed to be very tough.
  13. My husband and I are in the process of buying some acreage for sheep and we will be building a house on the property. The issue I'm have is what kind of flooring to use. I'm afraid that hard wood is just going to get scratched to hades. I thought about laminate, pergo type, but I was told that scratches easily. Considered tile but we are doing this on a budget and I think tile may be out of that. Any ideas? Recommendations or things you wouldn't do again? Thanks!
  14. A friend that I do agility with owns and shows those two dobies. I've known them for years and she was very excited for them to be on the show!
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