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brookitar

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About brookitar

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  • Birthday 10/20/1993

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Texas
  • Interests
    Agility, disc dog, meetups, rescue groups.
  1. For people using doggles I'm curious what size do you order? My BC is 28 pounds he's a little guy.
  2. That's good to know. My mom wants me to try the Doggles I may order a pair now that I know they stay on. Thank you! He is the best rescue I have ever had. Are you using the traditional Doggles that look likes goggles or the ski goggles shape? I got an off brand that looks like Doggles but they fly right off...even have the double strap! Heck I may just order a pair since everyone says they have worked just wanted to make sure my fellow BC owners had similar luck!
  3. Lol yes I'm very guilty of that too! Just wanted a cheap pair so I can save up for the Rex Specs next month. These doggy sports are a very expensive hobby but worth every penny of it! Yeah that's exactly what I'm looking for. I feel like the traditional sunglass shaped goggles don't fit on their skinny faces as well. The chemistry or ski goggle shape seems to fit really well on BCs. I saw that one! I'm just curious how they claim the mesh blocks out the UV rays. Unless I'm not seeing a clear lens underneath treated with a UV coat?
  4. Yeah that's what I'm beginning to consider too. I just assume Rex Specs were maybe the Nike brand of dog goggles. They cost $80 but I suppose that's pretty good considering the lenses are interchangeable. Just kind of wanted to wait until I start working again next month to purchase the real deal! http://www.rexspecs.com/ Idk if any of y'all have seen the border collie that works out in the airport? That's where I saw the Rex Specs on his instagram page. I assume since it works for that BC it will work for mine! It stinks! But at least I am learning how to take care of white faced dogs! He needs more sunscreen than me!
  5. Nice I'm glad I've met several people on here who have ABCR dogs. I honestly believe they are one of the BEST rescue groups around!
  6. Austin has a lot of nice places still...I hope they last. Everyone has been moving here its making traffic unbearable, cost of living is going up without increasing pay and everything is being developed for more housing. Its better as a small city but nice place you should try moving here if you have another opportunity. Also for the loud, obnoxious people...we have some of those too but there are many good spots to avoid them. Austin is pretty good about handing out tickets in the park areas...a little too good sometimes! Several of our dog park bars don't allow children...works out so well for me. One of my borders has to wear a muzzle at parks around kids if she's off leash her herding becomes aggressive/unpredictable.
  7. My poor merle BC hardly has any pigment around one eye and are very light blue. He always gets a bad sunburn and swollen eyes in the summertime I want to prevent cataracts when he is older. It also would help us in disc competitions if he could actually see the disc and stop squinting lol... I've tried one style that has two straps but they always fly off sideways when he starts going full speed. I'm hoping to get a reliable pair before our second ever disc dog comp together towards the end of the month. I saw Rec Specs that looked wonderful but not in my price range right now. :/ Anyone have any experience in using affordable doggles for their border collies? The goggles that didn't work out... My Mr. Loki
  8. It was very tempting! Some parents let their kids swim in it so I'm sure there's no harm! We have a few of those too but Austin has built a number of nice dog parks in the recent years. This trail is luckily dog friendly off leash but you see all kinds of people there. It drives me crazy all the limestone we have...its hard for me to find a good flat disc spot with the dogs. I suppose I'm going to just start using soccer and baseball fields I can find.
  9. That's awesome! I didn't think I would meet an ABCR parent on here from my area! Very cool! I have been doing home visits and working events with ABCR. Hoping to do a transport soon and hopefully foster within the next year or so! Red mud is the worst!!
  10. Lol I like that term "carpet feet" ! Yes this does seem to be the most exciting location for them they go wild with back and forth running for about 10 minutes and then they calm down enough to explore! I think the pure energy they have and all the running tends to scare people! Yeah I get nervous with that too. Our jogging trail here has sharp red gravel so I'm pretty careful with that! It seems to really get stuck between their toes I'm sure its not comfortable! Thanks! Livi is beatiful! Now is she the puppy you were talking about? Can't wait to meet her someday! Haha same with my dogs if they don't reek of stinky fish water they are good to go dry off on their own. I loved taking them to barton creek spillway (I never gave them a bath afterwards). Lol she looks so clean in that picture. It takes so little to get my merle looking dirty! Lol yep they don't roll in poop or dead things that's the good thing about kids. Another thing it common is forcing them to take a bath afterwards! Ouch yeah concrete makes me nervous with dogs! It gets so hot in Texas I'm afraid it will burn their feet.
  11. Oh wow hahaha I didn't even realize that! Might need to call him miss Eddie for now on! His nickname is Cheeseburger Eddie right now... he comes to the border collie meets and flying disc dogs of Austin. He's quite a character!
  12. Recently I hosted a meetup at Emma Long Park on Turkey Creek Trail that was recommended by another member. I have fallen in love with this place, I have taken my dogs several times since. If you live in Austin you've got to check this place out.
  13. We live in an apartment as well but luckily we have a decent sized dog park with small agility equipment outside our building. I'm thinking the environment really does toughen them up. We go out on trail hikes, the lake, and do sports a lot so paws are pretty tough I assume. That's nice you don't have to clip nails. My older family dog use to chew his nails down...he hated having them clipped. Some people really must have dogs more prone to paw pad injuries. I'm glad I'm not one of them! Yeah they think the water is too dirty...but the park people clean the water once a week. lol I see it as a free bath at the end of the meet...can't beat doggy wash stations!
  14. Thought I would share this for any Texas people who are interested in meeting some fosters. "-All Border Collie Rescue Meet and Greet- Saturday, April 16th 10-2 PM at Phydeaux and Friends 7816 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, Austin, TX Come out and meet our ABCR fosters! We are in need of future volunteers and fosters to help with our new and fast growing Austin chapter! Visit http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/ to learn more or visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allbordercollierescue/?fref=ts Foster list: TBD"
  15. Our next meet and greet event in Austin, TX. Don't have the list of fosters just yet! "-All Border Collie Rescue Meet and Greet- Saturday, April 16th 10-2 PM at Phydeaux and Friends 7816 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, Austin, TX Come out and meet our ABCR fosters! We are in need of future volunteers and fosters to help with our new and fast growing Austin chapter! Visit http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/ to learn more or visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allbordercollierescue/?fref=ts Foster list: TBD"
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