Mozart


Bearded Collie
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Home:Dallas, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Mo Bear, Motor Doggie, Motzie, Motart, and The Boy.

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

Birthday:
December 5th 2001

Likes:
Herding sheep, agility, chasing his kitty kats and cleaning their breakfast dishes, his family, the dog park, visiting friends, snow, sheep, swimming, playing in mud puddles, sheep, a good long hiney scratch, and kisses on his nose. Oh, did we say SHEEP?

Pet-Peeves:
His cats and brother having fun without him, his toenails popping off, knots and burrs being pulled from his hair, and mom trying to move him over to his side of the bed.

Favorite Toy:
A plush, ringing phone and his brother, Finnigan.

Favorite Food:
Chicken, cheese, and liver treats.

Favorite Walk:
Any place, any where, any time...it's all GREAT!

Best Tricks:
Agility, bowing, playing dead, high fives, shaking paws, spin, figure 8, sit, down, etc.

Arrival Story:
Mozart was my third, and final, attempt at adopting a dog. (My two previous attempts failed when the dogs tried to eat my cats!) I passed him up several times because he was so quiet and I thought he was an 'old man'. I was also looking for a small-med. sized dog, and his huge paws assured us that he would grow to be quite large. He was, however, very cute, sweet, gentle and just 2.5 months old. So I took him home on a trial basis. He immediately fell in love with my four cats and was always trying to give them kisses (which, btw, they didn't like one bit!) There was a lot of hissing going on that first day. By the third day three of the cats were more curious than hostile and Mozart had still not tried to eat any of them. It was not until the fifth day, however,when I came upon my cat Pepyn unrolling the T.P. in the bathroom and Mozart streaming it throughout the house that I knew he fit in perfectly with our nutty family and was here to stay.

Bio:
Mozart earned his CGC certificate in November 2004. He is competing in agility and will compete in his first Herding Trial in mid-November '06. We can't wait! Mozart is a natural herder and he absolutely loves working the sheep.

Forums Motto:
Where R the Sheep?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 6th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
13961


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Jordan

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Herding


Rain, Rain, Rain

July 16th 2007 9:21 am
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Sigh...it seems like it's been raining forever. And, when it's not raining, it's so hot and humid. We haven't been to agility class, the dog park, herding, or anywhere else really fun for over 4 weeks! I play with my brother indoors, but there's only so much running you can do in a house filled with furniture and other objects that get in the way. We get in trouble when we wrestle on the bed. We get in trouble when we chase the cats. We have learned some cool new tricks, but it's not the same as playing outside. Sigh... We can't wait until the weather returns to normal and we can do all the outdoor fun stuff we used to do.

Guess I'll go take ANOTHER nap.

Mozart

 

Herding Trial

October 15th 2006 7:52 am
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My first herding trial is coming up in a few weeks, and I am soooo excited. EVERYTHING about sheep is exciting. I am doing great in class, and everyone says I have a natural instinct for herding. My mom says my eyes light up like a little kids on Christmas morning whenever I get to work the sheep. We don't get to go very often, because it is so far away from home. I wish we could have our own sheep so that I could practice every week, or better yet, every day! I have also been competing in agility, and do all right. My brother is the agility star though. I run in class, but am not as fast at trials...though my runs are usually clean. I'm not as motivated by agility as I am by herding.

My biggest problem is my toenails. I have an immune system problem and my body rejects my toenails. They are popping off again...right down to the bone, and it really hurts at times. My mom is doing everything she can to help me, and we have increased my meds to 3 times a day again. I hate taking them, but if they control my toenail problem, then it's worth it. My mom is worried that I might have to have them all removed. I know it will hurt for a while, but as long as I can herd sheep afterwards, I won't mind too much.

Goodnight dear diary....
Mozart

 

Herding

April 30th 2006 5:29 pm
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Yippee! My mom has starting me in herding classes at a new place called Alamar Farms. I've been there twice now, and I LOVE IT. I count sheep during the day, I count them at night, I sleep, eat, dream, breath, and live for sheep!!! I was really awesome and made my mom very proud. My teacher was surprised that a mixed breed like me could do such a great job, with so little training. I'm a natural! *twinkle* *twinkle* I just wish they wouldn't try to make me change directions when I have those sheep running in circles. What's the deal with that? And, why would ANYONE ever want to lay down when they could be chasing sheep? I also wonder why they tell me I'm going to 'work' before I'm let loose. Are they kidding? This is so much fun...it can't be called work.

Well, I have to go. My mind is soooooooooo tired from trying to figure out what those humans wanted and how to move those sheep around and around.

Good napping to all!
Mozart

 
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