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"BRAVE" My first Collie and my first HEART DOG ( Sept / 82 - July / 94) RIP BRAVEYBOY





"LUCKY" My last HEART DOG (May / 99 - Jan / 09) 3 days before he died RIP my ANGELBOY





"TRIGGER" My 2nd big tri boy, and 2nd HEART DOG (Sept / 93 - Jan / 06) RIP TIGGERDIGGERDOG



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I am an avid reader, a movie addict, who loves good music, sitting out on the deck with a book in hand / watching the furballs at play in the yard and spending time just enjoying the peace and quiet of 'alone' time.

I have 4 great (adult) kids, 4 grandkids, 4 beautiful Collies, and OOPS almost forgot.... 1 spouse.

After getting over an infection that almost cost me both lower legs in 2001 -2002 and the nearly 3 years of enforced bed rest that went with it, my older ...
I am an avid reader, a movie addict, who loves good music, sitting out on the deck with a book in hand / watching the furballs at play in the yard and spending time just enjoying the peace and quiet of 'alone' time.

I have 4 great (adult) kids, 4 grandkids, 4 beautiful Collies, and OOPS almost forgot.... 1 spouse.

After getting over an infection that almost cost me both lower legs in 2001 -2002 and the nearly 3 years of enforced bed rest that went with it, my older daughter dragged me kicking and screaming - well, maybe not screaming; I didn't have the breath to scream... - out to a weight watchers meeting where I was horrified to learn my actual weight . I lost 93 lbs while on their program, only re-gaining about 20 of it.

It's definitely a slow, laborious process, but one that I want to keep plugging away at inch by inch if I have to....

I've owned (or been owned by.....), bred / trained / shown Rough Collies for 26 years, but have pretty much decided I probably won't be doing any more breeding. We have titled / competed in a variety of events - Conformation, Obedience, Herding, Carting, Lure-Coursing, etc. BUT Obedience is my first love, and am just getting into Rally. I do all the doggy stuff with Meaganne, my youngest child.

June 2012

Well, decided that it is probably about time I update my information, since it's been nearly 3 years since I wrote my introduction....

I still have the same 4 offspring - couldn't sell nary a single one of them! LOL
I still have the same 4 grandkids - some are getting cuter, and some are hormonal teens now... so not quite so cute as the little ones.
Most importantly to me, though, was the miracle of our precious new granddaughter who arrived November 28 2011 - after nearly 10 years in the 'making'. Her story is in the blog I wrote on Dec. 01 /11. She is such a special gift of love for our family, and her Mommy - my oldest daughter.

I still have several of my beautiful Rough Collies, but had to let my very, very special boy, "Lucky" go to The Rainbow Bridge very unexpectedly in January 2009, so have nothing left of the bloodlines I spent nearly 30 years on. We still have 3 furballs , but they are all from another breeder.

And, oops almost forgot him again.... still have the same spouse - considerably greyer, slightly balder, somewhat rounder in the belly, and getting older by the minute.....

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Member Since: 8/24/2008

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My Goals:
To get off the couch in front of the tv / out of the chair in front of the computer more often.

Try to actually get out for walks with the dogs instead of just thinking about doing it!

Getting my sugar and cholesterol levels down.

Remembering to eat more than once per day.

My Program:
I try to be sensible - doesn't always work well....

Weight Watchers worked well for me before, and I still have all their material, so that is what I'm trying to get back on the 'straight and narrow' with.

Personal Information:
I live in London, Ontario (Canada).

Three of my kidlets live in London - one is an Elementary School Teacher, one is a Manager for a large chain of better quality restaurants, and the youngest is an unemployed University graduate who is the only offspring still at home.

The 2nd youngest moved to the USA in 2006 to do his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and now works as a Senior Research Engineer for a major International firm in Minneapolis / St. Paul, so we only see him just for a day or two at Christmas time. I surely wish it was more often!!

I love having the whole family together for a meal, especially at holiday times.
Both of my daughters and I are all a little Christmas obsessed so the boys tell us, but we don't think so!

Other Information:
I love the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series - both the book and the movies as well.

Diana Gabaldon, Iris Johansen, and Nora Roberts are 3 of my other favourite authors.

Love the BeeGees, Elton John, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and pretty much ANY Christmas music

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FLUTTERFLI
2/6/2015 6:47:48 PM

Hi Kathy, just wanted to say hi and hope you and the family are all doing ok. Were just putting Christmas stuff away. Were 3/4 of the way done. The few Valentine[s day things I have are already done, not up, but Olivia wanted to decorate. She's really been a big help putting Christmas stuff away though. We got some done today, but then had to leave for a few hours. I hate when I have so much to do here, but have to leave for something ! You get home, then don't feel like doing it anymore ! I got dinner warmed up, now I'm on this PC doing SP. I'm telling myself to get off and get busy !!!! It's not working ! LOL We have about 9-10 inches of snow out there and it's been so cold !!! How is it up there ? Well, I really gotta' go do at least a little bit, cause then we have to take showers ! Us women never get a break !!! Thats all part of being a Mom, wife and Grammy, not necessarily in that order !
Take care, keep safe & God Bless !!!
KEEP SPARKLING !!!
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BABYBARNEY
1/25/2015 2:09:36 PM

Hi Kathy1 thanks for reading my blog...I definitely love to send smiles out there...thinking you may be needing some with all that roofing noise up there. I hope it will be completed soon & your pooches make it through without too many meds or traumatic upsets. So happy you are getting that stress out of your way, just think how BEAUTIFUL & PRISTINE that new roof will be!

Stay HAPPY & HEALTHY,

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BONWIL2
1/25/2015 7:55:16 AM

Thank you for you concern. I am doing fairly well, most days. I am still staying connected here and through my TOPS chapter. But I am still having my ups and downs. I seem to be in a yoyo state. I still keep trying. Thanks for the noote. emoticon



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TRICIA36
1/24/2015 9:41:59 AM

Hello Kathy. You are doing amazing. emoticon I wish you even more success. I am not too far away here in Norfolk county. Hope to keep track of your success. You are truly inspiring. I know as we push through our 50's it gets tougher.



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1SURFWALKER
1/20/2015 12:41:35 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blogs with your awesome comments. Sorry haven't gotten back with you...life has gotten really busy lately. Looking forward to our vacation very much!! Just taking a short break before then, to prepare and get some houswork done. Hope all is going well with you and your beasties and family. See you later gator!!! emoticon



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