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Good ones gone in 2012

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I am sorry you lost your good Zeke this year, Denise. I feel very fortunate that my Sophie Dawg is still with us (coming on three years since her cancer treatments now), but I know many people lost many good friends this year...

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I lost 4 dogs this year, none border collies, but the 11 border collies miss them! Bad year for the Palmers. Scarlett, our 5 y.o. Akbash, Sergeant our 14 1/2 y.o. Giant Schnauzer, Myna, 9 w.o. Kelpie puppy and Boomer my 14 y.o. ACD; I miss them all terribly. Hard to believe it was such a bad year.

 

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Sergeant, my first dog

 

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Scarlett, a great guard dog, and not a nice dog to strangers :)

 

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Boomer, the one that started me into herding...and hence into border collies

 

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And finally Myna, who had too much gumption and not enough caution

 

Thanks for induldging me in my non border collies

 

Cynthia

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I don't have a handy picture of my girl but she is very remembered in my heart. Jazzy May, who started this long journey for my family. We miss her dearly.

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My little ironman, Zachary. He had the heart of a lion. Keep them in line at the Bridge little one

 

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Lucy, 2/20/96 - 5/11/12.

Rescued/rehomed, my agility champ, never could look at a sheep (did, but didn't want to!).

Stole my heart and took a huge chunk of it with her.

Miss her every single day.

 

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diane

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Jill, who was a successful open trial dog for Sam Furman before I got her at age 6. She was a successful open trial dog for me, too, and thanks to her, my handling skills advanced much more quickly. Jill was a beautiful, funny, chick loving, puppy hating, eventually crotchety, wonderful girl. She was born in August 1996 and went to the great pasture in the sky in May 2012.

 

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Willow, Jill, and Boy are on my left on a visit to Kentucky to the Alleyne's (Kat's original owners) for a sheepdog trial:

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Jill (center) posing with Melanie Lee Chang's Solo (left) and Farleigh (right) at Brightwater Farm for a sheepdog trial:

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She loved, loved, love to herd chickens, and especially chicks:

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The fence safely separating her from Twist's puppies (she could be very harsh to puppies):

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Walking with the pack:

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In her last months. The harness was so I could help her up because at that point her hips were so bad that she had difficulty doing it on her own:

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She's with Boy, waiting for me, but I wish she were still here. Good bye Jilly Roo. I miss you.

 

J.

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