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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tell Me Thursday

Well, I have to say, I am really enjoying the Tell Me Thursday thing.  I'm learning a lot about the people whose blogs I've been reading for quite some time ... but these specific questions are really enlightening!  Thanks, Laura, for keeping this going!  When I posted those questions a couple of weeks ago, I didn't think about having to answer them.  But ... here goes ...

1. Who is your newest dog? Where is he/she from, and why did you choose this particular dog/breeding?

Kopper (photo in the header). She's one of the Zip x Echo puppies. I didn't choose her. In fact, I made the decision to sell my choice pup because of Reese coming down with parvo, and all of the implications that go with that. But Kopper was returned and I was offered an opportunity I couldn't refuse because I have awesome friends! So, Kopper will be coming here in the middle of September. And I think the only reason I keep ending up with red dogs is because ... I am not nuts about red dogs. Go figure.

2. What traits drew you to this dog or breeding?

Well ... Zip and Echo. I have been looking for years for a nice female to breed Zip to. Zip has quite a bit of eye, but is as biddable as all get-out, is very kind to his sheep, and has the patience of a saint. Echo has a different type of eye, bends off me very nicely, is very responsive, tolerates my stupidity, and is much more of a no-nonsense type of dog and can move anything I put in front of her.

3. What's on your feet right now?

Nada. I love bare feet on hardwood floors!

4. What are you reading right now?

The story of TERRY CAFFEY, a then 38 year-old man who was shot 5 times and who lost his wife and two young sons in a massacre orchestrated by his then 16 year-old daughter. The murders occurred March 1, 2008. The whole story is so very sad.

(Sorry to be a downer...)

5. What upcoming trials are you looking forward to? If you don't trial dogs I'll take whatever activity that you're looking forward to.

I am not trialing right now. I am looking forward to getting Reese back out to my trainer's who has much larger fields than my little blips of weeds. But for now, I'm also looking forward to a string of upcoming summer concerts Mark and I have been doing for several years now (different concerts ... usually same venues).



  1. I love the summer concert idea - always sounds like so much fun! Thanks for playing again this week. :)

  2. Yeah! hardwood floors. The only thing better than bare feet is socks in the winter so you "skate" through the house! (my favorite winter pastime!)

    Don't we wish we could all have dogs that put up with our stupidity. Whenever I gave a wrong flank command (I know I'm the only one that has ever done it!! lol) my first BC would stop and look over her shoulder as if to say "Are you serious!!! REALLY". She taught me sooooooo much, though the other dogs wonder sometime!!! lol

  3. Interesting to learn new things about you.