Border Collie
Picture of Garbo, a female Border Collie

Photo Comments

Home:Cape Town, South Africa  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

My Videos [See My Video Book]

Photo Comments (2)

Photo Comments (1)

Photo Comments (1)

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments (1)

   Leave a bone for Garbo

Lala, Ahroooo

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

November 19th 2010

Herding of course - anything she is allowed to, which includes sand dunes and waves but not bicycles and such like :-( She also likes to make sure she can always always see her Mum with at least one eye.

Dogs that do not listen to their owners! The fact that play time does not just go on for ever and ever.

Favorite Toy:
Balls (well actually animals she can herd but we think we should avoid calling them toys)

Favorite Food:
Not too fussy - food not a big priority unless little brother wants it.

Favorite Walk:
The beach at low tide

Best Tricks:
I have avoided letting her know such things exist

Arrival Story:
I picked her from a litter of 9 pups when she was only a week old. They all looked like guinea pigs at that stage but I just knew she was my dog.

She is a South African dog and loves the sunshine! She has passed her Good Canine Citizen tests and loves both obedience and agility training. She is a natural herder and helps clear Egyptian Geese off some of the local schools' Rugby fields. She was uncannily good for the first year of her life and then we adopted Zack and she discovered the bad puppy behaviour she had missed out on! She adores Zack who was a terrified mess when we got him and she has patiently taught him how to play and how to watch his Ps and Qs. She had Juvenile Vaginitis when she was spayed and has had to go on HRT to try and sort out the hormone imbalance - she has moody bouts now :-(

Forums Motto:
Bossy boots

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Fearful/Aggresive Border Collie

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 14th 2012 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family

Meet my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals

Garbo Talks

Made another year

November 19th 2014 2:48 am
[ Leave A Comment ]

Another Birthday - I made another year. I know how to be tail wagging about that after my cancer scare earlier this year. I'm fit and feisty and still having great adventures with little brother Zack and our Mum.


Heat Wave

February 27th 2014 12:46 am
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]

Having a heat wave in Cape Town and it has been over a week now. Mum gets into the pool the moment she gets home from work and just wallows there. Not much fun for Zack and I because we only swim in rivers and sea and do not like the pool thing. Mum fills a big plastic sand pit with water for us and we play in that and when we are finished, she uses the water for her garden. We cannot leave the water in our plastic pool overnight as our garden is full of frightening toxic toads called Leopard Toads. They are endangered so we have to respect that but Mum does not want to attract any more with our water because if we do happen to put our mouths on them we could get very ill. She also has to put the pool cover on her big pool because the silly things get stuck in the pool if she does not. The heat is making me very tired but I have made up my mind to get 100% well again and the vet says he is very very pleased with my progress.


Bad News but Fighting

February 14th 2014 12:35 am
[ Leave A Comment | 2 people already have ]

We are all trying to not be very sad at home. Mum found a big lump on my back leg that I was chewing at last week and took me to the vet - they took a biopsy and say that I have cancer. Mum was devastated, she says that it's not fair when I am only three. She said that she would not put me through chemotherapy in spite of wanting me to be alive as many minutes, hours, days of her life as possible. The vet says that my body is trying to fight the cancer on its own and so he and Mum are monitoring it. I am a really feisty girl and they are starting to think that I might just win this battle. Brother Zack is also very worried. He normally sleeps in Mum's room, but since a few days before our Mum knew about the tumor, he started lying next to me where I sleep (I guard the front door at night - I choose to be there).

See all diary entries for Garbo