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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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CAJUNBUCKEYE59
7/14/2014 7:07:04 AM

Kathy, First off I know exactly what Mike is experiencing with the scope!! doesnt hurt but kinda embarrassing...hope all turns out good for him..Hope Meaganne is feeling better..happy belated Anniversary to you and Mike..Our 26th Anniversary is on Wednesday and my Birthday is Friday!!!! A good week for me....LOL and yes i planned it that way...hahahahaah I am just now getting to feeling no pain in areas of my body that should not be hurting and getting back on track with my routines....today it back to two a days....oh i did i tell you i am down to 327 another 6 lbs gone,,,,,yea me..well Kathy i got to run and finish my nebulizer and get the day going...love ya.. emoticon



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7/11/2014 6:24:23 AM

Thanks for all the good and nice words Kathy...The last week has been a battle,since Nick and I pulled the carpet out of the front room and all the stuff that went along with that, its been a pain in the butt..but that problem has been settled and its back to the normal schedule of physical fitness... today we have to go and cut the carper into 3 foot strips cause the trash man could not lift it into their truck where nick drudged it out to the street by himself...strange!!!Got the new furniture in place and have even ate dinner at the new table in the kitchen..have not done that since the boys were very young...well got get onto the nebulizer and kick start this day Kathy..Hope all is well under your roof with Mike and Meaganne!!! Love and Hugs to you my friend...



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CAJUNBUCKEYE59
6/30/2014 7:33:15 AM

Loving the green tea and a slice of lemon,,,think i am turning into a English Bloke i do believe!!!! emoticon



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CAJUNBUCKEYE59
6/23/2014 9:03:13 AM

Hey Kathy, Well I haven't dropped over from hunger yet but it just might do that if snack time doesn't come soon. Two snack a day with nuts and grapes or cheese or something green or red...very colorful diet i do say..i get to do the cooking today as Linda is back at work so this should be interesting...she wants us to weigh in so we can tell what we are at now but i dont think our scales has enough numbers on it for me...hAHAHAHA But i do know that the green tea she has us drinking first thing in the morning is a jump start to the day. And then i can have coffee all day long but no sugar or cream, which takes the fun out of drinking coffee but i will give it a shot...well i have to run Kathy, the dogs are barking to come back in...give hugs to everyone up there for me and have a great week my friend!!! emoticon



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STEPH-KNEE
6/22/2014 1:55:50 AM

I was so touched by your comment on my blog, I went ahead and added you as a friend. I really hope that is okay! Your collie's are beautiful, and any friend to animals is a friend of mine. emoticon Congrats on all your success, you are truly an inspiration to us all!! emoticon



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