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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 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.....

Member Since: 8/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 176,697

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!

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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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    Kathy, to track your H20 consumption for October challenge record the number of glasses per day, I am aiming for 6-7 personally but settling on the 3 meal glasses since it is also a FILLING factor for me....GOOD LUCK!
    18 days ago
    The other day I saw a Collie in a commercial (sorry can't remember what the commercial was about). I thought of you. You rarely see a Collie in advertisements. I hope to see more!
    31 days ago
    Hey Kathie; I have to apologize for not getting back to you but life has been strung out around this place...move a friend in cause he can fix anything and now he is on the death bed, his dog died last weekend and then one day last week he was told that his kidneys are dead and they had to put a colostomy bag on him..nasty i do mean nasty and Linda just got a promotion and more hours at work so i am having to pick up the slack around here and it is a battle for me with my COPD. last week i got the results from my lung doctor and my lung capacity is at 31% down from 38%.. but a new week well almost a new week i have to get my life in some sort of action....so that is my rant so how

    115 days ago
    Hey Kathy, good to hear from you ! I can't believe you never saw this pic before. ; } We have so much to catch up on, I hope all is well with you & your family ! Check out my posts to see whats been happening with us.
    Love ya' bunches !
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    133 days ago
  • v GABY1948
    I have wondered about you OFTEN....John and I are going to get a new BABY (collie) this spring/summer KNOW any breeders going to have babies?????

    Have a BLESSED weekend!
    209 days ago
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