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A couple of laughs

In a newsletter, The Good Companion, published by an Australian performance dog club (ACT Companion Dog Club), I found the following two items of interest. These are printed by permission: “The ACT Companion Dog Club Inc gives permission for the reprinting of articles appearing in The Good Companion, except where copyright has been stated, although [...]

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Today’s chuckle

The following was sent out on the SheltieRescue list by Brenda Lux:

A Scottish Laugh

Scotsman walking through a field sees a man drinking water from a pool with his cupped hand.

The Scotsman shouts “Awa ya gowk yon’s foo o’ coos skitter”

(Translation – Don’t drink the water, you fool; it’s full of cow shit)

The [...]

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Sugar’s rescue story

I want to share with you my website about a recently rescued Sheltie named Sugar. She is our second Sheltie but our first rescue. The website is called Sugar’s Blog.

You’ll find lots of pictures as well as Sugar’s rescue story and also an ongoing blog from Sugar’s perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Shelties I Have Known: Merlin

In 1969, the woman to whom I was married at the time acquired a Sheltie. I’d never even heard of the breed before then, but I immediately fell in love with them. The woman was a bit, ummm, un-centered and did some really weird things to force the poor little guy to prove that he [...]

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Indy, a very special boy

A few months ago, we rescued a little Sheltie boy named Indy (Independence) and a little Sheltie girl (Gracie) at the same time. Gracie was placed very quickly and settled into her new forever home quickly. But I just liked Indy so much that I didn’t want to hurry him out the door. We hung [...]

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Advertising. Or, Why We Need This Blog To Succeed.

What is a blog for? For some people, I guess, it’s an artifact of their egos: I’m so important that everybody will want to know what I’m thinking. For others, it’s a genuine effort to belong to and participate in a community, or maybe a sincere desire to offer expertise, support, or just joie de [...]

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Didn’t you notice?

Nobody’s commented on the “bullets” in the sidebars of this blog! I worked a long time on those. Of course, they’re only 16 pixels wide by 16 pixels high, so the resolution isn’t very good. But each and every one of them is a tiny little sable-and-white Sheltie head with nose pointing at the item [...]

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Food. It comes.

You know what superstitious behavior is, don’t you? For me, it’s channel surfing past the USA Network channel on satellite every night because 10 years ago they used to have good late night movies…I keep expecting, against all evidence to the contrary, that I’ll find a good movie “tonight”.

For our dogs, it’s a little more [...]

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BAH! (Big Awkward Headline)

Sorry about that big, hot pink, ugly headline up at the top of the home page for this blog. It’s there because Barbara’s trying to win a digital camera from a rescue organization who’s looking for ideas about “how to let people know that video is coming to [that organization]“. It’ll be gone in a [...]

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Missing the kids

Sigh…I’m sitting in a meeting room on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, where I’ve been for the last three days, with two more to go. The meetings are going just fine, but I really miss the Shelties and my darling wife Barbara. I’ve been a road warrior for decades now, traveling more than staying [...]