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Old 12-22-2011, 02:49 PM   #31
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... BTW-shes in on the bed right now......
That's where all the furkids sleep isn't it?
HA HA. My dogs are too hairy. They do NOT sleep on my bed. They each have their own. If I had a little weiner dog, I would let her sleep in my bed.

When Buddy was young, I let him sleep with me. That stopped when I found myself being pushed off the bed with his outstretched legs. The final straw was when he chewed part of my handmade afghan.

I do love my pets, though.

I can understand why you may not have or want a pet at this time. I must say that they bring joy to one's life.

If I did not have my dogs, I would like to keep a cat. They are SO sweet.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #32
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Kazann the wolf dog. This is a year ago. She is bigger now. She is half Mckenzie Valley wolf and half Timber wolf. I also had a half coyote half mutt that jumped into my VW bus in 1976 at the Jack in the box. I gave him a French fry and he jumped into my bus. I had that dog 14 years too. I cried when he died. He just was walking along and keeled over.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:39 PM   #33
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Great looking dog. I love the green color of the bus. Someday I may paint mine green.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:57 AM   #34
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I used to have a wiener dog; DeDe.
She was a stray and it took five days before she would trust me enough to come near her.
She was a family member for over eight years and then she passed away.
Anyone who has had a short haired Dachshund knows they are the clowns of the dog world and a very hard headed dog as well; but their temperament can not be compared.
She is sorely missed..
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #35
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I have raised and trained Border Collies for livestock work for over 30 years, and for 10 years did it for a living. Here are some pics of the last three. There are very few pictures of the earlier ones.

Nell and me doing a demonstration in CT. This was taken about 20 years ago.



Nell cooling off while sorting sheep on a hot day.



Nell rode in the truck for a while, but Kate has ridden since the age of 8wks.
This is here favorite place whenever we stopped. When I retired, she had ridden over a million miles.



Kate working ducks.



Kate cooling off



Kate is a great dog and the perfect truckin' dog, and she will work livestock, but isn't the greatest at it.
I missed having a good working dog, even though I no longer have any livestock, I often visit friends that do.
I no longer compete in field trials, but wanted a good usin' dog. Thus Molly came along. She rode with us in the truck for about
3 years, but she may be the best stock dog I've ever had, and I have had some really good ones.

Kate and Molly in the truck



Molly on snow at a truckstop in PA.



Molly and me moving a flock of sheep last summer.



Kate and Molly are now enjoying being retired with mumsywumsy and me, and soon as the bus is finished we'll be off on some new adventures.

I wish there were pictures of the older dogs, but there are very few, and none of them working.
I did find a picture of my very first Border Collie, Mac taken the night we brought him home.
It was not staged, little did we know how he would change our lives.



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Old 12-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #36
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25 years ago I had about 30 Aussies in Texas, great working and companion dogs. Had a alot of show dogs also. Had alot of show dogs also. 25 Barbado sheep and 50 Indian Runner ducks... great to see the pics
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:43 PM   #37
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Isn't amazing how many of us have had dog that impacted our lives so much. I often hear folks say that "it not fair" to a dog to "coop them up" in an RV. My dogs have enjoyed traveling always. I suspect it's because dogs harken back to when humans were nomadic and the enjoy traveling as much as we do. New places, new smells, new adventures! While I know it's only a matter of time before we end up with another dog, I do kinda enjoy not being "pushed" out of my own bed because the dog "needs" more room.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #38
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These are all great pictures and cool stories. Thank you for sharing your fur kids.
It is cold and snowing in Ohio today, I have the day off work so into the bus.
I had to get some photos of how I framed in the side door in for those that wanted them. They are posted in the gallery. The toughest part of doing a door relocation is like Sporty Rick said. Cutting that big of a hole in the side. I had tacked in some temp support framing and also supported the inside with some truck load bars. Truck load bars are great for temp supports and they adjust to just about all that I have done so far. I have used 1 1/2 inch steel tube to frame in the door and windows also. The walls are 1 1/2 pink foam then I put furring strips on top of that and will add 3/4 inch foam. Then plywood will follow. The floor is the same 1 1/2 pink foam 3/4 deck plywood. The floor surface I found rolled rubber flooring like that on agility courses. The stuff is 1/2 inch thick and very comfy to walk on.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:59 PM   #39
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Lorna,
Try sleeping with two Newfs in a cot. It is very nice and warm but if you have to move, they win...
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Do they "grin" at you when they win?

KC learned to "smile" at us. She would bare her tiny bottom front teeth in what she decided was a "smile". I'm still trying to figure out if we make our pets strange of if we bring out what is naturally there. I suspect the later given the stories I have read.
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