KATHYSCOLLIES
Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 387,407
SparkPoints
 
Photos

"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


SparkGoodies

Map
From:
* Fall 2017 Sta...

Happy Face
From:
JEANKNEE

Thank You Card
From:
WWINFC
Awards

KATHYSCOLLIES is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with KATHYSCOLLIES
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


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: 196,505

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




Read More About KATHYSCOLLIES - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 2)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:


My Program:


Personal Information:


Other Information:


Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 254.8 
 
389
324.25
259.5
194.75
130
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    In 1851, Mark Carr hauled two sleds loaded with trees from the Catskills to the streets of New York and opened the first retail tree lot in the US.

    Friends make the holiday season fun and festive A friend like you is what makes Christmas special to me.
    Enjoy the magic this holiday season by listening to Christmas music and celebrating the occasion. Dance around the room and enjoy the season .
    Happy Dec I a fresh new month to work on our goals
    happy Dec fellow Star fish
    10 days ago
  • v TEXASTITCHER
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Have a wonderful birthday
    21 days ago
  • v FLUTTERFLI
    Hi Kathy, thank you for your kind & sweet words !!! I know you understand losing a pet, they are a member of our family. Olivia doesn't know about this yet. She cried when we told her Spirit had got out of the camper. She even helped us look for her when she'd come up to the campgroud. I'll be writing a Blog in a few days. You can read it if you'd want. I want to send Happy Thanksgiving to you & the family. I know you already had your so consider this a belated wish & greetings from the USA & your Ohio friend !!!
    So you guys all take good care, keep safe & God Bless !!! Hope we talk soon ! ; }
    Love ya', Flutterfli emoticon
    emoticon emoticon
    21 days ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    I would like to invite you to join me on the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge.

    BL Challenge is a 10 week challenge, run 4 times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter), made up of 10 teams with 24 active members on each. We compete in weekly nutrition and fitness challenges. Within each individual team you'll soon find your amazing teammates are there to support you, offer friendship, challenge you and keep you accountable just when you need it most!

    The Fall challenge round is ending and the BL Winter Challenge will be starting December 6. If you are interested in joining us, please go to the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge All Teams page, click join, and add your name to the waitlist! You will find that team icon on my spark page. You'll be notified right away of which team you've been placed! Give it a try! What better way to lose a few pounds and work on your nutrition and fitness than with a group of fantastic people encouraging you every step of the way.

    Hugs, Linn
    22 days ago
  • v CONNIEDETHOMAS
    My Dad had a miniature collie.
    He would cry when Dad left to go somewhere
    and would sit at the window waiting for him to come home,
    37 days ago
Member Comments (233):  123Next >Last >>