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Pat W.

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About Pat W.

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    Agility Junkie
  • Birthday 12/09/1960

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    SE Pa
  • Interests
    Agility, Horseback Riding, hiking, reading, fostering for MABCR,
  1. If there is anyone in the Central/Western part of Pa that can help I'd appreciate it. A 3mo old bc/aussie deaf pup needs to be pulled and transported to me asap. I just found out about this baby sorry for the short notice here, but he will be shot by owner if not pulled here is additional info https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151172898414797&set=p.10151172898414797&type=1&theater if you can help contact me at [email protected] Thank you very much Pat W MABCR foster home
  2. If there is anyone in the Central/Western part of Pa that can help I'd appreciate it. A 3mo old bc/aussie deaf pup needs to be pulled and transported to me asap. I just found out about this baby sorry for the short notice here, but he will be shot by owner if not pulled here is additional info https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151172898414797&set=p.10151172898414797&type=1&theater if you can help contact me at [email protected] Thank you very much Pat W MABCR foster home
  3. Greetings and Salutations! I've returned to the board after a very long hiatus. Some of you may remember me when I had my border collies Ashe, Rush,Whim and Meg and my Aussie boy Riley. In that time Ashe,Rush and Riley have crossed over the bridge ( and only Meg and Whim remain. We do have new additions Why? and Gunn, Border Collie and Aussie respectively, all rescues from MABCR. Im still doing agility Whim is at Masters and Gunn is just starting out, Why is retired as agility just was not his cup of tea, so he is a much loved pet, Meg is retired. Im still a foster home for MABCR, my daughter starts her senior yr of HS with a desire to be a behaviorist, my son starts his Jr year of college.
  4. Although I do Nadac and the person I train with is a NADAC judge, I think that Hoopers is the silliest game with no real redeeming qualities...sorry give me USDAA any time
  5. The first is always the best, I remember quiet well the day/class I finally put my ADCH on Ashe
  6. With a savy instuctor agility is great for the timid dog, builds confidence and they actually enjoy it. There are alot of successful agility dogs that started out timid
  7. Little late but sending all good mojo winging its way from PA
  8. I havent seen Susans video, and yes I think that a pro of any kind is held to much higher standards than the rest of us. That said I've been doing agaility for 16 years now and when it comes to running in a tournament, ie DAM, Grand Prix or Steeplechase in front of friends - trainer I stress. Regular classes Im fine, its something that happens to me Im aware of it and have learned to try and find that zen place before stepping to the line. Once Im running Im fine but its the waiting that kills me
  9. Great runs! very nice but I see why everyone said it was so dusty there, how did you like the footing?
  10. Hello Im back havent visited the board in a while - like the new look. Been busy busy busy, earlier this year with redoing house ie painting, repairs, new flooring ect. Then my son's graduation from HS and subsequent grad party with family coming in from FLA and TX. Then getting ready to ship him off to college in VT, and the actual shipping there of. He's in Burlington Vt at Champlain College for Game Design. So getting use to only having 3 people in the house now. Sadly in my hiatus we lost my aussie Riley to unknown causes - long story short he was rushed to the vet at 9:30 am and was gone at 3:30 pm the same day. It is suspected that it was a prolonged seizure causing his temp to spike and cooking his brain, he did not suffer in fact I dont believe that he even realised what had happened. My sweet aussie boy, my beloved wiggle is gone and the world is that much more darker
  11. What a foster needs: 1) Time enough to heal a broken spirit 2) Patience...Patience...and yet more patience 3) a heart big enough to find a place for a lost soul and not feel over whelmed 4) the ability to say good bye while smiling through the tears 6) understanding that accidents could happen, do happen, will happen, 7) the understanding that not every broken soul can be fixed no matter how hard you try or how much you want to I've been foster for seven years - havent kept any yet but the potential is always there ). I've fostered for as short as 2 weeks, and for as long as 1year (and counting) with my current foster. I strongly recommend getting in touch with a reputable rescue and letting them know you're interested in fostering. They'll want to talk with you, check out your home and yard ect. just like you were going to adopt. There are few things more rewarding than seeing a dog who came to you broken..greet his/her adoptive family with a wagging tail and happily hop into their car. Alot of fosters do have some kind of issue most can be fixed --some sadly cannot fortunately they are few and far between
  12. Whim is a barker on course but if none of my gang carry on in their expen its corrected as quickly as possible as I dont like that. On course he barks with excitement and if Im slow in commands. The better I am the quieter he is. As long as he is listening we're ok, if he's arguing the run stops and we gather our brain and witts together and continue on
  13. Mine is just my name Pat and the first letter of my last name...on other boards Im either PAWZ or AgilePAWZ P a w being my initials and agility my bag :oP
  14. Just wanted to say I love your pictures I was stationed in Keflavik way back in the early 80's and loved the immense beauty of your country. I was lucky enough to get up to and plase excuse the spelling ;o) Gulfoss, Thingvelier - phoenetic spelling sorry, Geyeser, and flew over the glaciers. Would love to come back to visit!
  15. After 16 years agility and 3 dogs none have suffered an injury due to agilty Ashe ran from age 2 - 13- retired due to age, Rush 3 -12 - retired due to hips, Riley 2-9- retired due to cataracts, Meg 2 - 10 continues to compete, Whim started at 1 yr training is currently 3.5, Why? approx 2 yrs old just started training. All dogs weights were carefully monitored to keep them trim and were warmed up with massage and stretching, as well as a good cool down
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